A few years ago I started a fun seasonal tradition with my kids. I keep a book basket in the living room filled with children’s picture books that match the holiday or season we’re in. I’ve found that it there’s a lot more impromptu reading time, and it’s a nice way to close out the day by reading something together that enhances the feelings of the season. Here are a few from Macmillan Children’s Publishing that celebrate the back to school season.
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex and Illustrated by Christian Robinson
I love stories that give kids a unique perspective on their everyday norms! This is the sweetest story of a school personified. “School” goes through the same emotions, such as excitement and anxiety, that all children go through on their first day. It’s filled with wonderful illustrations that all children will be relate to their own school-going experiences.
It’s also a fun way to introduce school and what to expect in their day to children entering for their very FIRST First Day!
Truckeroo School by David Kirk
Meet the little monsters of Truckeroo! The kids all have trucks that suit their personalities—big trucks, small trucks, loud trucks, quiet trucks. Families help them build and care for their trucks. And they get to bring them to school!
This book is filled with catchy, rhyming text and tells all about how the monsters of Truckeroo are given trucks the day they are born and how they learn to use them. The monsters go to school to learn all the great things monsters in Truckeroo do as well as how to take care of and use their trucks!
Little Elliot Fall Friends by Mike Curato
This book truly has my heart. Through the sweet story of Little Elliot and Mouse we get to experience all the best things about autumn, which, despite my own name, happens to be my favorite season! I love that this story speaks to all our senses: Sight, with changing colors of the leaves; sound, through enjoying a quiet, lazy afternoon; taste, with fall flavors like crisp, freshly-picked apples; smell, thanks to a just-baked pie; touch, with the crisp autumn breeze. Truth be told, if Little Elliot had an instagram, he’d have the best photos to share!
Discover more back-to-school and autumn-themed reads from Macmillan Children’s Publishing at your local book retailers or at Macmillan Kids online. Be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
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