Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-Of-School Dilemma

Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-Of-School Dilemma

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In the tradition of School's First Day of School, debut author Keith Calabrese and Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Medina share a sweet, universal story about a clever little girl whose shoes are nervous about the first day of school.

Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited. But there's just one problem...

Lena's shoes are nervous.

Lena doesn't want to miss out on her first day of school, but she can't go without her favorite shoes! How can she convince them to be brave?

Author: Keith Calabrese
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 07/03/2018
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.60h x 9.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781534408944
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 197800 / Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-Of-School Dilemma


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2018
Publishers Weekly 06/04/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2018
School Library Journal 08/01/2018 pg. 51
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2018 pg. 55
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Keith Calabrese lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, and a dog who thinks he's a mountain goat. Lena's Shoes Are Nervous is his first children's book.

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and came to the US to study at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She now lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches at the Corcoran College of Art. Visit her at JuanaMedina.com.