It's the night before the Big Day—first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore's classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers—as well as the “heroine” of the story—and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.
Penny's excitement over the start of first grade turns to sadness when she and her best friend are placed in different classrooms, but they make the best of it--and some new friends--in a poem based on "The Night Before Christmas." Original.
It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all—saying good-bye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won't be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem.
It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.
A picture book school story featuring the New York Times bestselling panda named Chu from Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex! Chu, the adorable panda with a great big sneeze, is heading off for his first day of school, and he's nervous. He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school? And will Chu do what he does best? Chu's First Day of School is a perfect read-aloud story about the universal experience of starting school.
The newest title in Natasha Wing?s bestselling Night Before series! It?s the night before New Year?s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone?s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?
This book is about a fifth grade boy who is new to school and is nervous about starting fifth grade. His name is John and he is feeling anxious and frightened at his new school, until one students makes John feel accepted by her kindness and generosity. Sometimes all we need is a friend to help guide us in the right direction. I came up with the idea for this book when I was reading Christmas stories to my kids one night before they went to bed. I thought to myself, I am a fifth grade teacher and I could write a book to help kids feel more accepted and safe in a new situation. To keep this book more personal to me, I asked my friend and the art teacher at my school, Abe Lee to illustrate the book. It was fun and entertaining to work with Abe on this book.
The Night Before Middle School Written and Illustrated by Sean Kolczynski This is a fun and light-hearted story about a child’s anticipation and completion of the first day of middle school. Written by a fifth grader as an amusing takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem, the book tells how he envisions his first day of middle school. Filled with the fear of unclean bathroom stalls, getting lost in the halls between classes, and mean teachers that pile on the homework, he takes the reader through his highly anticipated first day. While he does run into a few challenges during the day, like a locker that gets stuck, before the end of the day he comes to the realization that many of his fears were unfounded and that middle school can be a fun place where you might even make a few new friends. This amusing and uplifting story provides a humorous way to calm the first day jitters of even the most nervous of students, and makes a great gift for children making the transition from elementary school to middle school. Since it was written and illustrated by a fifth grader, it provides a child’s perspective on one of the most significant transitions a child will make as he/she progresses through grade school.
The twentieth title in the bestselling Night Before series is the perfect summer treat! It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!