cover image Moving Up

Moving Up

Crown, Chuck Solomon. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-517-57286-3

Using color photographs, Solomon has written a helpful guide for making the transition from kindergarten to first grade. In kindergarten, the class learned to play and sing and share and raise their hands. Now they're ready for more challenging activities, such as reading, writing, library, math and music. The book's setting, a private school in Brooklyn, is probably better appointed than many public schools and offers more enrichment programs too, but the basic idea is applicable to all children making this important leap forward. For kids who are anxious about moving up, this book answers questions and provides a forum for discussion. Ages 5-6. (Sept.)