Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Star Bright Books, 2009)
In this newly illustrated version of Miriam Cohen's classic book about starting school, a young boy named Jim has a lot of anxiety about starting school. Will he have a friend there? Lucky for Jim, his anxieties are put to rest when he meets Paul, who shares his toy car with him. Share this one with young children who are nervous about starting school for the first time or transferring to a new school. The new illustrations by Ronald Himler give great new life to this classic back-to-school title.