HarperCollins has done it again, gearing up for this years back to school season. They have some great books ready to be added to every child’s backpack this year. We love to get the newest books and always look forward to it every month, and this month was even better than the month before.
For fans of Fancy Nancy, Ladybug Girl, and Chu’s First Day of School, this is an irresistible and hilarious story about a wise and witty girl who is always ready to learn—from author Jenna McCarthy and illustrator Sara Palacios.
Meet Lola! Lola knows a lot. She can cartwheel, she can tie her shoes…she can make her sister crazy. The only thing Lola DOESN’T know…is if she’s ready to go to school.
Otter—the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter, Otter in Space, and Otter Loves Halloween!, sure to be adored by fans of Olivia—goes to school for the first time!
In Otter Goes to School, Otter starts her school for Teddy, Giraffe, and the rest of her friends. They have a great teacher and do lots of fun things together . . . Until Teddy says he doesn’t like school anymore. Luckily, Otter Keeper comes to the rescue and teaches everyone the best lesson of all!
On a rainy day, Frank’s parents take him to the shelter to get a new dog. That’s how Frank finds Lucky, and from that moment on, they’re inseparable. As Frank and Lucky venture out into the world around them, they discover they both have a lot to learn. Exploring their neighborhood teaches them about biology: Lucky learns all about squirrels, deer, and—unfortunately for Frank—skunks. Sharing a bed teaches them about fractions—what happens when one dog takes up three-quarters of the bed, or even the whole thing? They even learn different languages: Frank makes a friend who speaks Spanish and Lucky tries to learn Duck! Who knew you could learn so much without ever setting foot inside a classroom?
Waldorf has been misbehaving! Winnie decides it is a time he enrolls in Winnie’s school for disobedient dogs. Waldorf learns his lessons quickly—his favorite subject is nap time; naturally he excels at it. But when it is time for gym class, something terrible happens. The neighbor’s dog is in trouble! Will Waldorf know just what to do to save the day?
In this delightful follow-up to Winnie and Waldorf, Waldorf shows how heroic he can be, especially when he is just himself. Young readers will love following the charming relationship between Winnie and her best friend, Waldorf.
On the first day of kindergarten, there’s so much to do! From making new friends to jumping rope in a gym to riding the bus to school, there are lots of exciting firsts to look forward to. Even though saying goodbye to Mom and Dad is hard, when the school bus pulls up, it’s time to begin kindergarten fun.
This engaging new adaptation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a kindergarten classroom.
Tish Rabe is a seasoned children’s book author with over 160 titles, including ones for Sesame Street and Curious George, under her belt. Like Natasha Wing with The Night Before Christmas, Rabe puts a novel spin on a first-day-of-school classic with On the First Day of Kindergarten.
Pete! This time, Pete teaches us how to add and subtract our way to loving math in Pete the Cat’s Got Class—which comes complete with a poster, stickers, and a set of 20 punch-out flash cards that teach counting, adding, and subtracting.
When Pete’s friend Tom has a tough time with math, our favorite blue cat steps in to help him out. With good friends, fun learning tools, and some extra help, it all adds up. Pete the Cat knows you can’t hate math—you just don’t love it yet!
It’s Happy the Raptor’s first day of school, and he has a hard time keeping his cool!
But when Rappy spots a classmate being bullied, he finds the nerve to speak up—in rhyme, of course! Parents and kids will snap, tap, and dance first-day jitters away with this funny school story with dino-size heart.
What’s today’s date?
I don’t want to be late!
Is it time to go?
Does anyone know?
Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling—from the past to the present and beyond.
From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It’s always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story
Charlie Piechart’s second math mystery takes place at school—when a purple, sparkly cone-shaped princess hat goes missing! Margot needs her hat in time for the school play (today!), so Charlie and his dog companion, Watson, are on the case—finding evidence of sparkles and purple paint and keeping on the lookout for geometric clues that might lead to the missing hat.
Fantastic colors, clever characters, and beginning concepts in geometry will go down easy as pie while activities at the end of the book will reinforce the shapes and the story. Dynamic duo Eric Comstock and Marilyn Sadler bring the right level of energy and entertainment for this engaged picture book audience
These are some amazing books, and my son loves me reading them to him. We sit for at least an hour a night and we just read,