5 Vintage Children's Books for the First Day of School
a book list by Burgin Streetman, blogger of a book a day, Vintage Kidsí Books My Kid Loves
As the mother of an only child, I had one chance to get the first day of school right. There would be no learning curve for kids two, three and four… no second chances. So in preparation, I started digging into our bookshelves early so no book would be left unread. Sure, throughout the summer we had plenty of reads of Mrs. Bindergarten and her ilk, but my son and I collect vintage children’s books, and I knew there must be some titles in our backlist that were relevant to the future class of 2023. Out of the dozens of stories we sampled over the last few months, these were the ones that floated to the top, that I turned to over and over again in helping to usher my son into young-manhood. I hope they help with the first morning jitters. School’s a long row to hoe so you might as well drag a few good books along.
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