As summer winds down, kids are getting ready to go back to school. Whether children are just beginning kindergarten or going into a new grade, books can help address some of their anxieties or highlight the fun and exciting aspects of starting school. Make the Newport Beach Public Library part of the fall season and enjoy these cute picture books with a back to school theme.
"Wemberly Worried" by Kevin Henkes: Wemberly, a young mouse, worries about everything. The idea of starting nursery school brings on a whole new list of things to worry about. This is a very cute and sweet book for little worriers, reminding them that they may find new friends where they don't expect to.
"The Kindergarten Cat" by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Ailie Busby: A kindergarten class adopts a stray cat, who finds a happy home in the classroom. Will Tinker Toy the cat learn along with the children? This friendly orange cat will delight readers as he delights his kindergarten class.