Here are some back-to-school books we've been reading to get ready for Tintin's first day of 2nd grade and Johnny Boo's first day of pre-K.
Zack at School
Author/illustrator: Jonathan London/Jack Medoff
Reading level: Ages 4-8, 30L
On his first day of school, Zack the chimp learns many things, including how to have fun. If you can't get this hard-to-find book at your local library, check out Froggy Goes to School, also by Jonathan London.
David Goes to School
Author/illustrator: David Shannon
Reading level: Ages 4-8, BR
David has trouble following some classroom rules. Johnny Boo learned what it means to be tardy, something we are very good at.
Morris Goes to School
Author/illustrator: B. Wiseman
Reading level: Ages 3-6, 190L
Morris goes to school and learns to read and count. Other must-get Morris books are Morris the Moose and Morris and Boris at the Circus.
My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy
Author/illustrator: Dan Gutman/Jim Paillot
Reading level: Ages 7-10, 700L
It's the first day of 2nd grade, and the kids are surprised to find out that Miss Daisy doesn't know anything--or does she? Tintin read this book in one sitting and can't wait to read the rest of this series.