Back-to-School Reading Round Up

Maria H. (ndm#130) (2202 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

back to School ReadingIt’s back to school time! These great Disney Books should make filling out a reading log for any age easy. Check out the great books you can find on shelves now!
The Teacher's Pet

  • The Teacher’s Pet
  • written by Anica Mrose Rissi; illustrated by Zachariah OHora
  • Hardcover * 40 pages
When their class tadpoles are big enough, Mr. Stricter tells his students they can keep just one. The class chooses Bruno, the smallest of the bunch. But Bruno doesn’t stay that way for long. Soon, he’s grown into a giant, classroom-wrecking creature: he eats desks, he farts for show-and-tell, and he sneezes slime all over everything! With Mr. Stricter blinded by love for the pet, the students must step up and take matters into their own heroic hands.

This hilarious tale by debut picturebook author Anica Mrose Rissi, brilliantly illustrated by Zachariah OHora, will keep kids giggling page after page as the class comes together to solve one BIG problem.


Fall is for School

  • Fall is for School
  • written by Robert Neubecker
  • Hardcover * 32 pages
Fall is time for turning leaves,
The weather’s growing cool.
Fall is here! Come on with me!
It’s time to go to school.

In this exuberant sequel to Winter is for Snow, the two seasonally-opposed siblings face the end of summer with both joy and dread. But as Sister shares her enthusiasm for fall, school, and everything they encompass, Brother’s own excitement grows in this celebratory picturebook. Robert Neubecker’s expressive illustrations and buoyant rhymes will encourage even the most reluctant school-goers to embrace the start of a new season!


Ready for School Murphy

  • Ready for School, Murphy?
  • written by Brendán Murphy
  • Paperback * 40 pages * with STICKERS!

Murphy doesn’t want to go to school. He has butterflies in his tummy and ants in his pants! But no amount of made-up excuses convince his dad to let him stay home. Just when Murphy has all but given up, his father brings him up-to-date—it’s Saturday!

Now available as an 8Ă—8 paperback with stickers, this picturebook is full of comic sympathy for young students.


Dog Days of School

  • Dog Days of School
  • written by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Brian Biggs
  • paperback * 40 pages * with STICKERS!

Charlie thinks his dog, Norman, has got it good: he gets to spend his days lounging on the couch or playing fetch, and he never has to do any homework. But when Charlie makes a wish to be a dog instead of a boy, things get a little topsy-turvy!New York Times best-selling author Kelly DiPucchio’s signature humor and New York Times best-selling illustrator Brian Biggs’s bold, playful art come together in a hilarious tale that proves that the grass always does look greener on the other side (even if that side involves drinking from the toilet!).

Now available as an 8Ă—8 paperback with stickers, this picturebook is full of comic encouragement for young students.


Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten

  • Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten
  • written by Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Ned Young
  • hardcover * 40 pages 
Arnold has a plan.
The evil genius Zorgo—disguised as Mr. Zachary—will never stop him. That’s because Arnold is . . . SUPER SAURUS! No kindergarten in the universe can hold him.

Or can it?


The Scariest Book Ever

  • The Scariest Book Ever
  • written by Bob Shea
  • Hardcover * 40 pages

 

Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don’t expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it’s just a bunny? Well, it’s probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out, it’s–picking pumpkins with its friends, you say? Actually, despite the ghost’s scare-mongering, none of the animal characters in the illustrations seem scary at all. . . . What’s up with that? Many delights, such as surprises after the page turn, an alarmist narrator, and punch lines to anticipate make this book a scream for both kids and parents.