Now that school is back in session, some important topics might come up with your children. It’s always handy to have a book that can help children relate. Candlewick Press has a nice selection of these types of books and more! Check them out below:
[amazon_link id=”0763611999″ target=”_blank” ]I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild’s Pocket Book[/amazon_link] —Edited by Iona and Peter Opie, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” That’s what children chant when they are being teased; it’s what their parents chanted, and probably their grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren—more than 170 selections ranging from insults and riddles to jeers and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie’s introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak’s remarkable pictures—vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad—it offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it.”
[amazon_link id=”076366149X” target=”_blank” ]Olive and the Big Secret[/amazon_link] —Written and illustrated by Tor Freeman
In this adorable book children learn what could happen when they share a secret with a friend. It can open up a dialog about secrets that are okay to keep and ones that perhaps an adult should know about. First, Molly shares a secret with Olive. She really wants to keep her promise not to tell but she just can’t contain herself so she tells Joe who tells Matt. Then Matt tells Lola. Oops — Lola is best friends with Molly so the secret is out and made it’s way back to the original source.Olive learns the hard way that keeping secrets isn’t easy, and telling them can make for a whole lot of trouble!
[amazon_link id=”0763660868″ target=”_blank” ]Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill[/amazon_link] — Written and illustrated by Jamie Harper
The Miss Mingo series of books are great for helping children know what to expect for certain school situations. In Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill the diverse group of student animals in Miss Mingo’s class learn the rules of fire safety. This is a great book to read to your child to prepare them in advance to make a fire drill at school less scary. With lots of colors and fun illustrations this book is sure to be a hit with kids ages 4-7.
[amazon_link id=”0763660949″ target=”_blank” ]My Pop-Up World Atlas[/amazon_link] — Written by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Stephen Waterhouse
I thought this book would be a little too advanced for my kids (ages 5 and under) but my oldest two were very interested in learning about where they live in relation to the rest of the world. With interactive pop-ups, flaps, pull-tabs and more, introducing the basics of geography was an instant hit! Each continent has it’s own spread in the book and includes facts about countries, famous landmarks and more.
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