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Must Read Back-to-School Books

August 13, 2011

Little Girls Can Be Mean
written by Michelle Anthony, Ph.D. and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.

Who is bullying your daughter? It’s not the big, mean monster on the playground; it’s more likely a good friend!

Little Girls Can Be Mean shows parents that the best friend – worst enemy bully is a reality for many elementary school girls and it teaches parents what we do to help our children.

What do you do about it? Well, you can’t fix it for them but you can help them learn how to problem solve it for themselves — the most essential of life skills.

***Read more about Little Girls Can Be Mean on Imagination Soup. 

The Kissing Hand
written by Audrey Penn

Chester Raccoon feels nervous about going to school so his mom gives him a kiss to hold in his hand while he’s away from her. And, Chester Raccoon gives his mom something to hold, too.

The Night Before First Grade
written by Natasha Wing

Colorado author, Natasha Wing, writes all the Night Before books in the familiar rhyme of the Night Before Christmas. Look for The Night Before Preschool and The Night Before Kindergarten as well. The books are always funny and reassuring.

Wemberly Worried
written by Kevin Henkes

I love Henkes books and this one is so dear because so many children struggle with worrying. Wemberly worries about everything. Most of all she worries about the first day of school. When she arrives at school, her teachers helps her make friends with another girl and soon Wemberly realizes that she hasn’t worried all day.

First Day Jitters
written by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Judith Dufour Love

Tomorrow is kindergarten and Sarah doesn’t want to go. But, in this tale, Sarah is the teacher, not the student!

The Big Book of oParenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Wories
written by Michele Borbab Ed.D.

I first met Borba on Twitter and started reading her blog. Her parenting ideas are so helpful and practical I just had to buy her book. It’s packed with great advice for every situation. I love her style and her non-judgemental approach.

More Back-to-School Books here.

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