Back to School Readiness Week

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Back-to-school week is almost here and you’re probably getting your children set with new backpacks, supplies and preparing them for their very first day of school or back in the groove of things. However, sometimes transitioning into school can be a tough one for kids.

Christine Bronstein, daughter of Borders Books Founder Louis Borders and wife to journalist Phil Bronstein, wrote the book Stewie Boomstein Starts School after one of her children had a rough start in school. The 48-page book addresses critical transitions in school and provides parents with tips on how to make a scary transition into an exciting family experience.

Stewie Boomstein Starts School is divided into two parts: the first about a boy (Stewie) who is loud – sometimes cranky – and funny, having a very bad day at school and how he and his family overcome the problem. The second, and end of the book, contains a parent tips section, which includes simple, concrete tips for parents wanting to ease their child’s transition into school.

Stewie Boomstein Starts School launches this month as part of Back to School Readiness Week, August 17-24. During Back to School Readiness Week, parents can sign up to receive tips right in their inbox. Back-to-school themed art projects are downloadable on

Book readings and interactive art experiences for little ones will be held as part of Back to School Readiness Week at bookstores and libraries:

Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera:         Saturday August 16, 11 a.m.

Larkspur Library:                                 Thursday August 21, 4 p.m.

Book Passage:                                     Saturday August 23, 10 a.m.

Hicklebee’s Bookstore (San Jose)     Saturday August 23, 2 p.m.

Books, Inc Laurel Village                    Sunday August 24, 1 p.m.