Looking for a beautifully illustrated text to welcome your students back to school while teaching them about the world?  Check out It’s Back to School We Go! First Day Stories From Around the World, written by Ellen Jackson.  This text is ideal for primary and junior students, and invites children to consider the similarities and differences of the back to school experience through the eyes of children in Canada, United States, Peru, Germany, Kenya, Kazakhstan, India, China, Russia, Japan, and Australia.  Children will be excited to explore and inquire about the lives of these children, and can make connections about their related experiences.  Image

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