Children’s Books for Back to School Shopping

Daddy's Back to School Shopping Adventure

Daddy’s Back-to-School Shopping Adventure by Alan Lawrence Sitomer and illustrated by Abby Carter

Daddy’s Back-to-School Shopping Adventure is a sweet and heartwarming story about a family going to buy school supplies- that are on the list! Although the store has lots of fun things that Jake and Jenny would love to have, like trampolines and portable popcorn machines, Mommy and Daddy have a list to stick to. But when Daddy finds something he loves, he makes Jake and Jenny a deal that doesn’t include the list! This funny story will resonate with both parents and children, or anyone who has ever taken on back-to-school shopping!

Back to School Picky Little Witch

Back to School, Picky Little Witch by Elizabeth Brokamp and illustrated by Peter J. Welling

Back to School, Picky Little Witch is a book I would have loved to have as a child- I was a spooky little kid, loving everything Halloween like. In Back to School, Picky Little Witch, Picky Little Witch recives a special letter in the mail: her back to school shopping list! Mama Witch and Picky Little Witch head to the store to buy the things on the list, but Mama Witch and Picky Little Witch have very different styles and ideas! Over the course of their shopping trip they explore lots of different options and end up making compromises that leave both Mama Witch and Picky Little Witch happy. This is a great book to read to set expectations for a back to school shopping trip and to introduce or reinforce the idea of compromise.