Back to School
One of the many fun jobs we get as booksellers is seasonally changing displays, pulling out old favorites and bringing in new additions with the changing of season, holidays and special events. Normally with the approach of summer's end, we start gathering our return to school and fall favorites, books for calming nervous jitters and to welcome the changing seasons.
This year, I had a moment standing perplexed in our lovely kids section, where I realized, I'm not sure what books I should pull out! What is the return to school this year? My own children are at a school that has gone to a virtual model, I meet other kids that are back in their classrooms and others still that are trying homeschooling, nature schools or other new models or schools for the first time. One way or the other, this is new territory for all of us, and we are all feeling a bit uncertain and stressed, often for entirely different reasons
So getting a bit more creative, I've put together a selection books to accommodate all the new, all the familiar and unfamiliar, thinking a bit outside the box of your typical back to school books with a bit of something for everyone, I hope.
All about being inclusive and diverse, I think this book encourages a healthy mindset for young people whether or not they are in a classroom.
A bit silly yes, but suddenly a part of many folks lives, and a new thing to navigate
So many kids are dealing with a lot of worry right now.
More help for growing a positive mindset
Kindness is so important right now when everyone is under so much stress.
Gentle affirmations for wary kids in need of some encouragement in uncertain times
More gentle encouragement for the youngest ones
Self care is so important, even when trying to keep everything and everyone together
Remember, being smart is more than just test scores and reading levels, what better time to remind children of these things as they have room to move outside of standardized learning and classroom walls
There are so may interesting things to think about this planet we are on, why not think about those things instead fo etc things causing us distress?