Mrs. Bacchus' Top 5 Back-to-School Books

If you live in Ontario, you've probably survived Week 1 and are just starting Week 2 of school.  The first FULL week of school.

Some of my favourite books that I read aloud to my students are the ones that help me start off the year.  Here are my Top 5 Favourites!

1. You're Finally Here!

This book reminds me of the Pigeon series by Mo Willems.  The character talks to you and demands answers about what took you so long.  Guaranteed to have all little ones engaged and giggling.  It's not specifically about school, so it could be used on other occasions.

2. Splat The Cat: Back To School Splat!

I loved reading series as a kid. And as a teacher or parent, they are one of the best ways to help kids love reading. When you find a great character like Splat the Cat, you know he'll be a fast favourite.

3. Froggy Goes to School

There's an underwear joke: instant hit!

4. Wow! School!

Great for young readers with it's simple text and building excitement about all the new things you find at school.

5. First Day Jitters

This book is a great way to share some empathy about being nervous on the first day of school. Everyone loves an ending with a twist!

What are your favourite books for starting a new school year?


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