Kid’s Books: Books on Back to School

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Starting school can be exciting and scary for kids, especially if this is their first foray into a classroom. Our Back to School section is full of great articles on getting ready for the return to school, including 8 Tips on Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten.


A fun way to help prepare your child is through their love of books. We have found a few that might just help you out:

Earthling! (Raincoast Books) explores friendship and fitting it in a graphic novel format that is bound to hook reluctant readers. (read our full review)

Everything I Need to Know Before I’m Five (Scholastic Canada) is a colourful book containing some of the basic concepts your child will be learning in school or should know before entering school. (read our full review)

Bailey (Scholastic Canada) takes kids through a typical day at school, as told through the eyes of a not so typical grade schooler. (read our full review)

Eddie Gets Ready for School (Random House) is a fun child’s perspective on the tasks needed to be completed before heading out the door to school. (read our full review)

School for Bandits (Random House) illustrates in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way, the appropriate behaviour for school (or outside of school) and the benefits of good behaviour. (read our full review)

What books do you enjoy reading together to prepare for school?

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