The new school year is upon us, and many of our kids are feeling those first-day jitters! This is the perfect time to snuggle up with a great book and ease those beginning-of-the-year anxieties. Here are a few of Boston Moms’ favorite books for back-to-school story time!
“There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you . . . until the day you begin to share your stories.” This sweet, poignant book by National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson is the perfect story about feeling like an outsider and finding special connections and self-confidence. The illustrations by Rafael Lopez will captivate you as you relish in this beautifully diverse book!
What is a purple person? That is a great question! A purple person is an everyday superhero who speaks up for what is right, and that is the perfect addition to any classroom! This funny book by actress Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart will help your kids learn what it means to be a purple person who spreads kindness and empathy when they step into their classrooms.
Every one of us is accompanied by a magical companion on the day we are born — the Yet. In this beautiful book written by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Lorena Alvarez, we are reminded of all of the things we aren’t able to do… YET. This perfect tale will soothe worried minds by helping children learn to cope with the inevitable struggles that come with learning new things.