Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 24

Time to start getting ready for school! You might be sad that summer is ending, but it’s exciting to think about the new school year. You might meet new people, and you’ll definitely learn new things. It’s great to get a fresh start, and one way to do that is to develop social, organization and study skills. The Library can help with that! Check out:

Studying and Tests by Barbara Somervill

“A resource for children who are learning and implementing the basics of classroom projects – presentations, papers, and group work. It helps to increase pupils’ understanding of how different text types and narrative techniques are structured. It includes strategy and tip boxes that help readers to apply the learning practically.” [J378.17028 SOMERVILL]

What to Expect at Preschool by Heidi Murkoff

“Angus the Answer Dog answers questions about the school experience: teachers, the classroom, rules, circle time, snacks, and the bathroom.” [J372.21 MURKOFF]

Will I Have a Friend by Miriam Cohen

“When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa.

But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any better. The other children in kindergarten are scary strangers to him. He’s sure that he’ll never find a friend…until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does.” [JPB COHEN]

School Conflict by Tish Davidson

“Explores the issues surrounding aggression and violence in schools, looking at the origins and history of school violence, as well as contemporary methods of preventing and dealing with the problem.” [J371.782 DAVIDSON]

The Nickelodeon Guide to Your Best-Ever School Year by Susan Ring

“A guide that will help kids get the best and make the best out of their school experience; includes tips and ideas on approaching the tough stuff with the can-do spirit of SpongeBob, the cleverness of Timmy Turner, and the resourcefulness of Jimmy Neutron. Tips for students on how to get the most out of school, including how to organize, prioritize, and deal with classmates.”        [J371.8 RING]

School Survival by Kate Tym and Penny Worms

“Deals with teen issues by offering advice for painful and difficult situations. This book helps readers understand why they feel like they do and, at the same time, instills a sense of self-worth and self-confidence. It also includes an overview of what the problem is, and shows a pre-teen/teenager how to help themselves.”        [J371.8019 TYM]

Don’t Steal Copyrighted Stuff! by Ann Graham Gaines

“Learn how to research and write reports with proper citations and bibliographies. Also find out how to protect your own creative works”        [J808 GAINES]


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