26 Aug Book-to-School Books
August is here, which means so is the start of school! While making school plans, buying supplies, and attending open houses, don’t forget to stop at the La Porte County Public Library to pick up some books that will help you prepare for the new school year.
For soon to be Preschool or Kindergarten students:
The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing
Billy is too nervous to sleep the night before he begins preschool, but a kind teacher and new friends fill the day with fun.
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head–like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten! Starting kindergarten is a big milestone–and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark!
How to get your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan
A class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready—for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!). And along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready.
For Elementary School students:
Mission: Back to School by Susan Hood
After rendezvousing at the vehicle checkpoint (meeting at the bus stop), young agents will learn to build diplomatic relations (make new friends), conduct fieldwork (explore outside during science class), and develop new lines of communication (learn to read and play music). Chock-full of tips and fun visuals, it’s bound to get kids excited for their next mission!
The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade by Jane Schoenberg
Stuey Lewis makes his way through second grade facing reading problems, pulling off a great Halloween caper, joining a soccer team, and more with the help of family, friends, and a special teacher.
Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade by Jack Gantos
Moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird.
For Middle School and High School students:
The Misfits by James Howe
Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, “Leo the Silent,” to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school’s code of conduct.
The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school.