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Review: A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices by Sally Derby and illustrated by Mika Song

About the Book

In a unique narrative, readers meet a diverse group of six children ranging in age from Kindergarten through fifth grade. With nerves and excitement each child gears up for a new school year by hustling in the morning, meeting new teachers and new classmates during the day, and heading home with homework and relief by day’s end.

Simple, bright illustrations focus on each child and his/her worries, hopes, and successes on the first day of school.


With school around the corner, this is such a wonderful read for those jitters to be eased. This was such a fun read experiencing six different perspectives from kindergarten through fifth grade on their journey starting from the night before through their first day of school. We experience all their worries, what they anticipate to happen and then a boost in their confidence when all works out well. I love the diversity of the characters. Their stories were sweet and fun. The illustrations were beautiful. I’d recommend checking this one out.

The recommend age is 5 - 9 years old

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