16 Back-to-School Books to get Children excited about School!

16 Back-to-School Books to get Children excited about School!

Summer has flown by and it’s time for a new school year. There are new schedules to adjust to and lots of preparations and is a big transition for the whole family. Children experience some excitement mixed with a bit of nervousness as they wonder what their new school year will be like. One way to ease this transition is by reading books about school. This can help children relate to various situations they might encounter and also help to spark conversations about their thoughts on a new school year. Here are 16 favourite children’s books for back to school!

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Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to school routine

Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to school routine

Yes, its that time of year again! A new class, curriculum, friends and in many cases a different school altogether. So, getting back to the choc- a- bloc routine of the school after the long summer holidays can cause some serious blues to even the happiest of the lot. Sometimes, reading about characters who are of the same age group and are going through similar experiences of settling back in school can help ease the whole process for your child. Here are a few books we recommend your child should read once school begins and these will also help you start a discussion with your child about settling back into the school routine.

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KidEngage Reads : Fing by David Walliams and Tony Ross

KidEngage Reads : Fing by David Walliams and Tony Ross

David Walliams has fast climbed up the popularity charts in children’s fiction, and how. The funny man in children’s literature brings another one out of his hat, which would make you laugh until your sides hurt! Team KidEngage reviews Fing for you.

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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference! It has also been scientifically proven that there are many benefits to being kind! Kindness is contagious and makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Wouldn’t we then want our children to grow up to be compassionate and empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a friend is struggling? We must build this foundation early and cultivate kindness…

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Don’t let your kids miss reading these books! – 11 Best Books by Mo Willems

Don’t let your kids miss reading these books! – 11 Best Books by Mo Willems

Why we love Mo Willems! Mo Willems is the author of some of the most incredibly humorous books for children. He is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books – “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale”. His simple illustrations – cartoons which any 5 year old can replicate,  adorable stories with delightfully witty characters captures every child’s attention! Mo Willems books are all character driven and his illustrations…

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Favourite Books of 2018 – Books for Early Readers (1-6 years) #KidEngageYearEnders

Favourite Books of 2018 – Books for Early Readers (1-6 years) #KidEngageYearEnders

Children’s books offer an antidote to screen time. Not just that. In today’s times, books have the power to help children and young people make sense of the world! A look at children’s books today reveals how writers and illustrators are responding to our challenging times. 2018 was a wonderful time for Children’s Books. There were so many books that we had a tough time choosing just 10! Here are books that made us and our kids…

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Epic! 16 Brilliant children’s books about Ramayana

Epic! 16 Brilliant children’s books about Ramayana

The Ramayana is one of the best-known epics in the world, the tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya. In this vividly told, brilliantly funny version for children, this ancient story takes on a new life. The traditional ingredients are all there adventure and excitement, love, war and monkeys, shape-changing demons and monsters, crossing oceans and carrying mountains, and an infinite number of stories within stories. Ramayana Valmiki’s Ramayana is believed to be the first poetic…

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Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are wonderful for “reluctant readers” and children who are just learning to read.  They’re generally fast-paced, and the word-to-picture correlation provides an easy way to expand children’s vocabularies. And more importantly, graphic novels tend to be more engaging than other “early reader” books. Moreover, the number of titles is expanding rapidly and there’s something to cater to every child’s interests. There are so many reasons for children to read comics, most of all…

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Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Comics can be a great way to help kindle love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful article, 17 Reasons why children must read Comics, comics have a lot to offer young readers. There are loads of comics that appeal to your children. Some are wordless while others are ideal for early readers or older children who want to share storytime with a reading parent. Some offer complex subject matter for middle-schoolers or older. Comics…

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