Friday, August 01, 2014

It's Time to Think Back to School!

Did this summer fly by for you? It definitely did for me! Summer is winding down, and soon everyone will be back in the school routine.  School stories are a perennial favorite topic for authors of children's literature; every year brings fantastic additions to our collection.  I haven't seen our latest ones because they are either constantly checked out, or they haven't arrived on our shelves yet.  I'm anxious to read them!

Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex's adorable panda returns in Chu's First Day of School.  This little panda is quite nervous, as many children are about the first day of school.  Luckily, he finds that his worries about his classmates, his teacher, and the daily routine are unfounded.

What's the best part of the school day? Many would say that it's recess.  Comics Squad: Recess! features comics about recess from outstanding children's authors and illustrators.  Modern graphic novel favorites characters such as Babymouse and Lunch Lady make appearances, along with original characters not seen before this collection. Cannot wait!

Dinosaur has battled (or attempted to battle) potty training, bedtime, Santa Claus, and the library, but this little dinosaur may have met his match in Dinosaur vs. School.  As you can imagine, pasting, meeting new friends, and playing musical instruments is initially a challenge for this new preschooler, but Dinosaur learns the fun of school and making friends.

The Little School Bus  stars Driver Bob and a very happy school bus as they pick up students, drop them off at school, and take care of minor repairs.  Riding the school bus is an exciting yet intimidating experience for many young children, so I'm excited to find another fun read aloud about school buses.

Parents of kindergarten students! We have a special story time for rising kindergarten students on August 14 at all branches (10:30 a.m.).

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I recently blabbered on about summer reading lists at the ALSC blog

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library

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