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Adjusting to School: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 5 to 9

  • Arthur's Teacher Trouble by Marc Brown Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • David Goes to School by David Shannon: Blue Sky Press, 1999
  • Flunking of Joshua T. Bates by Susan Shreve Random House Childrens, 1999
  • I Am Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child Candlewick, 2005
  • Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson Puffin, 2001
  • Miss Nelson Is Back by Harry Allard and James Marshall Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard and James Marshall Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow, 1993
  • See You Later Alligator by Laura Kvasnosky Red Wagon Books, 1995
  • The Beast In Ms. Rooney's Room by Patricia Reilly Giff Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Tiptoe Into Kindergarten by Jacqueline Rogers: Cartwheel, 2003
  • Today Was a Terrible Day by Patricia Reilly Giff Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow, 2000
  • When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe Harper Trophy, 1995

Ages 8 to 12

  • Could Someone Wake Me Up Before I Drool on the Desk? Conquering School and Finding Friends Who Count by Kevin Johnson Bethany House, 1995
  • Making New Friends) by Jacqueline H. Blumenstock and David C. Pool Big Brown Box, 2005
  • Nothing's Fair In Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • The Fourth Grade Wizards by Barthe DeClements Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • The Study Skills Handbook by Judith Dodge Scholastic, 1994

Books for Adults

  • The Between the Lions Book for Parents: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn to Read by Linda Rath and Louise Kennedy HarperResource, 2004
  • Gradebusters: How Parents Can End the Bad Grades Battle by Stephen Schmitz Bancroft, 2005
  • Same Homework, New Plan: How to Help Your Kid Sit Down and Get It Done by Sally Hoyle, child & Family Press, 2005
  • School Sense: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School by Tiffani Chin Santa Monica Books, 2004
  • The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond by Donna Goldbert and Jennifer Zwiebel Firside, 2005
  • The Resistant Learner: Helping Your Child Knock Down the Barriers to School Success by Lawrence Greene Griffin St. Martins, 2005

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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