Posted by: montclairlibrary | September 1, 2013

Back-to-school reading

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum.  Photo by AnneCN.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. Photo by Anne Catherine Nyberg.

The New York Times published a back-to-school list of books for new and reluctant readers August 21st. The list includes off-the-beaten path recommendations like Daniel Pinkwater’s The Big Orange Splot, about the importance of being yourself, and William Steig’s Amos & Boris, which chronicles the unlikely friendship between a mouse and a whale.

Here are some more books in the Montclair collection to get you back in the spirit of school (and there are lots more fiction and non-fiction books about school at the library – try searching the library catalog for your grade to see what comes up!):

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
Junie B., First Grader (At Last!) by Barbara Park
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson
Stuey Lewis Against All Odds: Stories from the Third Grade by Jane Schoenberg (also Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Frindle by Andrew Clements (fifth grade)

And for a zany peek at school life, try Dan Gutman’s hilarious “My Weird School” chapter books, like Mrs. Dole is Out of Control! and Mr. Docker is Off His Rocker!

Have a great school year!


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