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Hooked on Books with Joanne Sallay #TeachMeTuesday

With summer coming to an end, back-to-school season is upon us. Students are getting ready to enter the classroom, some for the very first time. This can be a time of anxiety for many learners, filled with a range of questions about the unknown. Truthfully, it’s a big change for the entire family. Here are my picks that show learning in a fun light, ultimately putting an end to first day of school jitters.


Rosie Goes to Preschool
Written and Illustrated by Karen Katz

For Ages: 2-5

Rosie Goes to Preschool

Famous for her interactive baby board books, Karen Katz’ new picture book is perfect for preschoolers-to-be. Children will learn about preschool with the help of a charming young girl to act as guide. Rosie shows young readers the ropes, introducing them to what a typical day looks like from drop-off to pick-up time. The pages are filled with the colourful illustrations that Karen Katz is known for, along with helpful school tips. This read is sure to prepare kids for preschool fun!


Noni Is Nervous
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman, Illustrated by Geneviève Côté

For Ages: 2-5

Noni is Nervous

The little learners who loved Noni Says No are in luck. Noni is back and facing a new test: going to school for the very first time. Naturally, Noni is very nervous and has many questions. With the help of her family and some new friends, Noni shows students that there really is nothing to be nervous about. Noni fans will be excited to learn a third companion book, Noni Speaks Up, will be debuting next year!


Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten
Written and Illustrated by Marc Brown

For Ages: 3-7

Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten

Calling all admirers of the Arthur series! Marc Brown has a new book with a new challenge. Known for tackling big issues for kids, the focus of this picture book is to prepare children for kindergarten. He does this with the help of an adorable Monkey who has many common concerns. What if he doesn’t make new friends? What if he can’t find the bathroom? Luckily for Monkey, his family has a plan to get him excited for his first day of school. Read this charming tale to see how Monkey gets ready!


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Joanne Sallay is a Director at Teachers on Call, a personalized home tutoring service with over 30 years of experience, providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects and grades. Visit Teachers on Call at www.teachersoncall.ca

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