Is your child anxious to start school this fall? Or just going back after the long summer break? Either way, we have a few suggestions how to get your child in the mood. All books can be borrowed at KinderBooks, of course. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bertram & Schulmeyer
DER ERSTE SCHULTAG
MO UND DIE KRÜMEL, Volume 1
Before Mo and his friends start school, they have an orientation day together with their teacher, Ms. Grimm. It is very quickly apparent, school will be tons of fun for all of them, but also entail lots of chaos! Mo and his friends have many ideas, like a fight of first day school cones (the cones are a German tradition! The fight is not...), a guinea pig for the class room....
If you and your children want to laugh out loud, this is a great pick to read before your child starts school or during the first years. Maybe not the most serious preparation...
6 years and up.
ELLA IN DER SCHULE
Equally funny, equally slapstick - maybe something you as an adult may enjoy even more because of some hints between the lines and since it is well written - is the Ella series, that appeals to girls and boys. It is a modern classic from Finland, with Ella and her friends doing up to all kind of silly things
6 years and up
Nele Most Annet Rudolph
ALLES SCHULE! SCHULGESCHICHTEN VOM KLEINEN RABEN SOCKE
Rabe Socke with his one red and white striped sock and a smile on his face is a modern classic, he's been around for 20 years and is ever popular with the children. In this book you'll find 5 short and funny stories about school - he practices packing the school bag with his friends, can't sleep the night before the first day at school and is quickly center of the attention.
5 years and up.
KINDERGARTENGESCHICHTEN, DIE STARK MACHEN
If your child is starting preschool or Kindergarten, this is a great book with 5 stories dealing with Kindergarten situations, the fears of your child and how to deal with them: what to do when you get lost, when other children are unkind or bully you..
4 years and up