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Back to School (Kids)

Get ready to go back to school with these books for elementary schoolers.

The school book by Parr, Todd

"Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school"--

Kindergarten is cool! by Marshall, Linda Elovitz

Rhyming text describes the activities a child experiences on the first day of kindergarten

The cool bean by John, Jory

Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd--until one day the cool beans show him how it's done

Junie B.'s essential survival guide to school : with some help from Grampa Frank Miller by Park, Barbara

Junie B. offers advice about taking the school bus, doing homework, staying out of trouble, taking tests, and keeping friends

Make a pack your way! : building bags to haul your gear by Olson, Elsie

Imagine you had to make a carrying pack to survive. What would it look like? How would it meet your basic needs? Explore Make a pack your Way! to dream up your own bag for hauling gear. Learn how to get inspired, problem-solve, and collaborate with others as you build your pack--back cover

We don't eat our classmates! by Higgins, Ryan T

When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

Back to school : a global journey by Ajmera, Maya

BACK TO SCHOOL invites young minds to sit in the front row and share the exciting experience of learning with kids just like themselves all over the world. Whether they take a school bus, a boat, or a rickshaw to get there, kids around the globe are going to school and growing smarter and more curious every day. Beautiful, joy-filled, color photographs of children studying, learning, exploring, and having fun from nation to nation, will inspire readers of all ages with the excitement of discovery and sharing new ideas.

The day you begin by Woodson, Jacqueline

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

All are welcome by Penfold, Alexandra

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.

Hello school! by Burris, Priscilla

"Children have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time"--

It's a field trip, Busy Bus! by Shaffer, Jody Jensen

Busy Bus is excited to take the children on a field trip to the fire station--until he meets Engine 4, who seems bigger and better at everything.

ABC ready for school : an alphabet of social skills by Delaney, Celeste

"C is for cooperate. G is for grow. P is for play! This friendly and reassuring alphabet book helps young children (and those who care for them) consider, explore, and discuss a wide range of skills related to school readiness. Kids preparing for kindergarten or preK will learn social skills from A to Z, building or reinforcing their knowledge of the alphabet at the same time. Charming art brings the skills to life with encouraging scenes of fun and learning in the classroom, on the playground, and more.A special section for adults presents ideas for helping children get ready for this big change and have a successful start to school"--

First day critter jitters by John, Jory

Young animal students attending their first day of school navigate nervousness, apprehension, and a tendency to hop around before meeting their armadillo teacher, who is just as nervous as they are.

Fall is for school by Neubecker, Robert

"Two seasonally-opposed siblings face the end of summer with both joy and dread. But as Sister shares her enthusiasm for fall, school, and everything they encompass, Brother's own excitement grows in this celebratory picturebook"--

Pete the Cat : rocking in my school shoes by Litwin, Eric

Pete the cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and more while singing his special song

Pennybaker School is headed for disaster by Brown, Jennifer

Thomas Fallgrout is a new student at Pennybaker Academy for the Uniquely Gifted where he his blamed for a missing statue so he teams up with his oddball friend Chip Mason to find it.

The King of Kindergarten by Barnes, Derrick D

Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.

Pennybaker School is headed for disaster by Brown, Jennifer

Thomas Fallgrout is a new student at Pennybaker Academy for the Uniquely Gifted where he his blamed for a missing statue so he teams up with his oddball friend Chip Mason to find it.

Rescuing Mrs. Birdley by Reynolds, Aaron

Self-proclaimed animal expert Miranda Montgomery sees her teacher at the grocery store and decides to return her to her natural habitat, the classroom.

Rappy goes to school by Gutman, Dan

"On the first day of school, Rappy the Raptor uses his raps and rhymes to deal with a bully and make a new friend"--

The pigeon has to go to school! by Willems, Mo

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

Sophie's squash go to school by Miller, Pat Zietlow

On her very first day of school, Sophie is reluctant to make friends with the other children, preferring to play with two squash she grew in her garden--but when a particularly persistent boy named Steven gives her a packet of seeds as an apology for accidentally ripping her picture, she realizes that it just takes time to grow a friend.

Cece loves science by Derting, Kimberly

Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend Isaac conduct experiments to see whether Cece's dog Einstein will eat his vegetables.

Ming goes to school by Sullivan, Deirdre

Ming goes to preschool, where she bravely plays all kinds of games with new friends and old, but she is still not quite ready for the big red slide.

The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read by Hubbard, Rita L

"A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--

Franklin goes to school by Bourgeois, Paulette

Franklin is very nervous about his first day of school, but his teacher, Mr. Owl, helps him feel comfortable

Pearl Goes to Preschool by Fortenberry, Julie/ Fortenberry

"Pearl loves dance class, but when her mother suggests Pearl might like to go to preschool, she isn't so sure....How could anything be more important than dancing?"--Page [4] of cover.

School's first day of school by Rex, Adam

"It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"--

Public School Superhero : a middle school story by Patterson, James

"In Kenny Wright's active imagination he's a world famous superhero, but in the real world he's a sixth grade "Grandma's Boy" whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test"--

Chu's first day of school by Gaiman, Neil

On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do

School's first day of school by Rex, Adam

"It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"--

Katie Woo rules the school by Manushkin, Fran

Combines four previously published stories, including "Katie and the Class Pet," "No More Teasing," "The Big Lie," and "Star of the Show," in which Katie Woo deals with problems at school

My first day at a new school by Guillain, Charlotte

Learn about what happens at school

Here comes Lolo by Daly, Niki

"Lolo skips through life, leaving a trail of laughter and a few frowns. In these four easy-to-read stories, follow Lolo as she gets a gold star at school, longs for a cute floppy hat, finds a missing ring, and helps to rescue a dog" --

The unteachables by Korman, Gordon

Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year.

Sarai saves the music by González, Saraí

When cuts in the school budget threatens the band program, Sarai organizes a benefit concert to raise money, and gains the attention of her favorite singer, Sparkles Sanchez.

The usual suspects by Broaddus, Maurice

Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled. He's in special ed, separated from the "normal" kids at school who don't have any "issues." That's enough to make all the teachers and students look at him and his friends with a constant side-eye. (Although his disruptive antics and pranks have given him a rep too.) When a gun is found at a neighborhood hangout, Thelonius and his pals become instant suspects. Thelonius may be guilty of pulling crazy stunts at school, but a criminal? T isn't about to let that label stick

Boxitects by Smith, Kim

Meg goes to Maker School to hone her talent for building with boxes, but when Simone, another boxitect, arrives they become so competitive they nearly fail in the annual Maker Match
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