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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.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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