When we think of August, back to school comes to mind. Time to get back to the 3 “R”s: reading, writing and arithmetic. Books this month will focus on getting our kids reading for another successful school year.
Elementary (Grades K-4)
Alaina and the Great Play by Eloise Greenfield, Alazar, May 2021
I Got School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison, Bloomsbury, July 2020
The Noisy Classroom by Angela Shante, West Margin Press, March 2020
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, Nancy Paulsen Books, July 2019
My Teacher by James E. Ransome, Dial Books, April 2012
Beginning School by Irene Smalls, Silver Pr, August 1996
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacy Abrams, Balzer + Bray, December 2021
The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, Nancy Paulsen Books, May 24, 2022
Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles: The First Day of School by Dr. Terance Shipman by Team Shipman Publishing, June 2018
Always With You, Always With Me by Kelly Rowland, Viking Books for Young Readers, April 2022
Middle (Grades 5-8)
Pizza My Heart by Rhiannon Richardson, Scholastic, January 2022
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas, HarperAlley, May 2022
Mordecail’s Magic by Bryan Patrick Avery, Picture Window Books, July 2021
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier, Versify, February 2022
High Score by Destiny Howell by Scholastic Press, June 2022
Donut Delivery by Coco Simon, Simon Spotlight, December 2021
Marcus Makes a Movie by Kevin Hart, Crown Books for Young Readers, June 2021
The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton, Henry Holt and Co., May 2022
Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed, Nancy Paulsen Books, February 2022
High (Grades 9-12)
Forward March by Skye Quinlan, Page Street Kids, March 2022
Zyla and Kai by Kristina Forest, Kokila, June 2022
Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson, Sourcebooks Fire, March 2022
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed, Atom, May 2022
Caprice by Coe Booth, Scholastic, May 2022
Turning by Joy L. Smith, Denene Millner Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 2022
Wrong Side of the Court by H. N. Khan, Penguin Teen Canada, march 2022
Bitter by Emezi Akwaekw, Knopf Books for Young Readers, February 2022
The Chosen One by Echo Brown, Christy Ottaviano Books, January 2022
Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne, Crown Books for Young Readers, January 2022
Tips to Start of a Great School Year
Visit the school or classroom before the first day.
Read books about starting school.
Talk to your child about their feelings about school, friends, teachers, and new activities.
Set intentions with your child for the school year ahead.
Implement a regular sleep and waking routine with your child.
Make the first day a special occasion.
Arrange a playdate with your child with a friend or family member.
Be open to hear all about the first day activities.
Don’t forget about our 2022 SCBookGal and Friends Reading Challenge!!!!!
To be eligible to win a $10 Amazon Gift card, you just have to read a book on the list or a book that can fit within the theme. If you participate every month in 2022, you will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet that will be given away in December. Your monthly entry can be entered here. You can check out our blog at http://www.aamllcbookreviews.com/ or check us out on facebook- SCBookGal & Friends. Happy Reading!!!!
2022 SCBookGal and Friends Monthly Themes
January- Read a book from SCBookGal and Friends January Magazine suggestions
February- Read a young adult novel by an African American author
March- Watch a book made into a film or television series
April- Borrow a book from your local library and read
May- Read a book about concerning mental health
June- Read a book written by a local author
July- Attend a book festival
August- Listen to an audiobook
September- Read a romance novel
October- Read a book whose cover has your favorite color
November- Read a book by a new author
December- Read a book by one of SCBookGal and Friends spotlight authors