Story Time

Back to School
Submitted by: Anne Neidinger, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by:Jane Yolen
Explains how young dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day.
Bernard Goes to School by:Joan Goodman
When a little elephant is apprehensive about his first day of school, his parents show him how much fun school can be.
My First Day at Nursery School by:Becky Edwards
On the first day of preschool, a little girl misses her mother, but on the second day she is excited to go back.
The Little School Bus by:Carol Roth
An assortment of animals, including a goat in a coat, a quick chick, and a hairy bear, ride the bus to and from school.
School Bus by:Donald Crews
Follows the progress of school buses as they take children to school and bring them home again.
If You Take a Mouse to School by:Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond
Follows a boy and his mouse through a busy day at school.
Timothy Goes to School by:Rosemary Wells
Timothy learns about being accepted and making friends during the first week of his first year at school.
Mary-Alice Moore by:The Wheels on the School Bus
Text adapted from the traditional song describes how students and staff ride the bus to school.
Oh My Baby, Little One by:Kathi Appelt
A mother explains to her child all the ways her love remains even while she's away.
The Kissing Hand by:Audrey Penn
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School by:Reeve Lindbergh
Aardvarks invade the Shop-All-Day Mall and turn it upside down with their wild back-to-school shopping spree.
Songs
The Wheels on the School Bus
Sing the song from the book, The Wheels on the School Bus, based on the song "The Wheels on the Bus"
Craft
My School Bus Magnet: Pre-cut the shape of a schoolbus from yellow or white cardstock and pre-cut one of four windows. Also pre-cut the bus' red stop sign. Have children paste on the stop sign and color their bus. Provide small magnets to stick on the back of their buses. When they get home, they can tape a photo of themselves in the window and put their bus on the fridge.