Back-to-school book list

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PHOENIX -- Kids in Chandler started back to school on Monday. More and more students will be joining them, returning to the classroom in the next few weeks.

After a summer of freedom, getting back into the right mindset for school can be difficult. Gearing up can be especially hard for kids heading off to school for the first time

Coreen Wagner from the Glendale Public Library has some ideas to help parents nudge their students along.

Books for kids going to school for the first time:
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Poetry books about school:
School Fever by Brod Bagert
First Food Fight This Fall by Marilyn Singer
Zombies! Evacuate the School by Sara Holbrook

Back-to-School Activities:
Mathemagic! by Lynda Colgan
Crafts for Kids Back-to-School Book by Sue Locke
Kitchen Science Experiments: How does your mold garden grow by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Dealing with School Issues:
Smart Girl's Guide to Starting Middle School by Julie Williams
Bullying and Me: Schoolyard Stories by Ouisie Shapiro

Books for Parents:
Cracking the First Grade by Princeton Review
Teach Your Own by John Holt