Please support the ASLC with Free Registration and get access to all our reviews

Author: Berube, Kate
Illustrator: Berube, Kate
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Year Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781419723254
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

Mae’s First Day of School

Reviewed by:

This is a charming new picture book that acknowledges the fears that many children face on the first day of school.  Mae’s voice and feelings are loud and clear through her words, as the text font gets larger and becomes upper case, and through her facial expressions and her actions.  The interesting twist that this text introduces is an adult who admits she is nervous because it is her first day as their new teacher – What if the kids don’t like me?; what if I miss my cat? – And so, the two youngsters with worries of their own realize that they are not alone.  Although the main characters are all female, Berube’s coloured pencil illustrations introduce an ethnic mix of children on the playground, and various family configurations.

This story will generate a discussion on feelings, plus be useful for teaching or modelling retelling, inference and prediction.

This picture book would be an excellent read aloud for both Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes.



twitter
Wish on All the Stars
Schroeder, Lisa
ISBN: 9781338195774
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Prolific author Lisa Schroeder has written a sequel to “See You on a Starry Night” that can be read as…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
Cursed
Silverstein, Karol Ruth
ISBN: 9781580899406
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut author and screenwriter Karol Ruth Silverstein pens an empowering and emotionally-charged novel about a teen with juvenile arthritis, based…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
Something Like Gravity
Smith, Amber
ISBN: 9781534437180
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times best-selling author Amber Smith, who is an advocate for increased awareness of gender violence as well as…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
Teen Titans: Raven
Garcia, Kami
ISBN: 9781401286231
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Young adult author Kami Garcia writes her debut graphic novel with artist Gabriel Picolo, producing the first amazing installment of…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
© Copyright 2021 all rights reserved.