In many cities across America, today is the first day of school! In honor of back-to-school, I’ve selected a few of my favorite school-themed picture books that are perfect for the classroom!
The Dot ©2003 by Peter H. Reynolds
Sometimes a little dot can have a big impact! This inspiring story about an unlikely artist reminds readers that there is creativity in all of us.
The Art Lesson ©1989 by Tomie dePaola
Fans of dePaola’s other books will love this autobiographical tale of a boy who yearns to become an artist. The warm, colorful illustrations fit the story perfectly.
My Mouth Is a Volcano! ©2005 by Julia Cook
This book puts an entertaining spin on a classic classroom problem: talking out of turn. The book addresses interrupting in a way that kids will relate to, with lots of laughs along the way.
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School ©2011 by Laura Murray
In a fabulous twist of the original story, a gingerbread man gets left behind when the class who created him goes to recess. What ensues is a fast-paced, high-energy adventure that will have kids laughing out loud!
If You Take a Mouse to School ©2002 by Laura Numeroff
In this energetic sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the mouse is back for a school-themed adventure.
Lost and Found ©2012 by Bill Harley
When Justin loses his favorite hat, he dreads visiting his school’s lost-and-found and coming face to face with the school’s intimidating custodian, Mr. Rumkowsky. When Justin finally decides to face his fear, a world of surprises awaits him.
Here’s to a new school year!