The Reading Corner
Infant/ Toddler: Time for School, Mouse! By Laura Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond
Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he hunts for his homework in this comic getting-ready-for-school adventure. In this board book, Mouse searches high and low for his homework, finding lots of other things in the process. Time for School, Mouse! teaches kids new words while celebrating the fun of going to school!
Pre-school: Wolf’s Coming! By Joe Kulka
As a distant howl echoes through the forest, animals quickly stop what they are doing and run for home. Look out―Wolf's coming! As the shadowy figure gets closer and closer and the day draws to a close, the animals shut the door, pull the shades, and turn out the lights. Soon the wolf's glowing eyes appear at the window and the front door opens . . . But things are not as they seem in this suspenseful, clever story, and it's the reader who is in for the biggest surprise of all!
School-Age: Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by Keith Calabrese Illustrated by Juana Medina
In the tradition of School’s First Day of School, debut author Keith Calabrese and Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Medina share a sweet, universal story about a clever little girl whose shoes are nervous about the first day of school.
Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited. But there’s just one problem…Lena’s shoes are nervous. Lena doesn’t want to miss out on her first day of school, but she can’t go without her favorite shoes! How can she convince them to be brave?