Anyway, in honor of the release of THE SEVEN TALE OF TRINKET (which does not take place in a school--I need to get out sometimes :), I am highlighting seven "schoolish" books. (Part of my 7 posts with 7 things each series.)
So, going from picture-book to chapter-book to novel, here are some great stories to start your school year with:
|Being the parent of a "Wemberly", I loved this book! Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes is THE I-fear-going-to-school-because-I-fear-lots-of-things book.|
|Captain Underpants=the best principal EVER!! Except when he's not saving the world and actually being kind of a jerk...|
|Ah, Wayside School! You had me when Louis ate that apple off of Mrs. Gorf's desk....(If you've read this, you know what I mean!!) This book is great for kids moving from chapterbooks into novels.|
|This book is brand new! Look at the title written in spooky tree branches! The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy is sure to be a favorite among kids who like a little mystery with their education.|
|The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is also brand new! Oh, give me a good boarding school story any day! Love the old-fashioned creepiness of the cover. ...something is not right here....|
|Did someone say creepy? Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is classically creepy.|
|And my favorite school of all...Hogwarts. I love Hogwarts, with its house points, quiddich, pumpkin juice and the like.|
As I type this up, I realize that one of the things I like best about books that take place in a school setting isn't only the school part, it's the friendships that the characters have. George and Harold. Ron, Harry and Hermoine. The entire class in Wayside School...
School + Friendship + Danger (real or feared) = awesome!!
What are some of your favorite schoolish books?