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    I Love School!

    Philemon Sturges, Shari Halpern

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, July 3, 2006)
    What's your favorite part of the school day? Come along to a warm, friendly world of reading and writing, singing and painting, and all-around fun that will make you want to yell, "I love school!"
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    David Goes To School

    David Shannon

    Hardcover (Blue Sky Press, Aug. 1, 1999)
    A companion to the Caldecott Honor-winning classic No, David!by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each schoolday with trouble -- and are sure to bring a smile to even the best- bahaved reader.
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    I Love School!

    Philemon Sturges, Shari Halpern

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, June 29, 2004)
    What's your favorite part of the school day?Come along to a warm, friendly world of reading and writing, singing and painting, and all-around fun that will make you want to yell, "I love school!"
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    Dinosaur vs. School

    Bob Shea

    Hardcover (Disney-Hyperion, June 17, 2014)
    Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR! There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What's not to like? But then, oh, no! It's Dinosaur vs. Clean-up Time! Fortunately, when friends work together, EVERYONE WINS!
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    Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School

    James Dean, Kimberly Dean

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Feb. 25, 2014)
    New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a groovy adventure at school with Pete the Cat!Pete the Cat can't decide what to wear to school in Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School. With so many groovy options to choose from, Pete finds the perfect way to show off his creativity. Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
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    Owen

    Kevin Henkes

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Sept. 15, 1993)
    Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. "Fuzzy goes where I go," said Owen. But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. But when school started, Owen't mother knew just what to do, and everyone -- Owen, Fuzzy, and even Mrs. Tweezers -- was happy.
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    On the First Day of Kindergarten

    Tish Rabe, Laura Hughes

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, June 21, 2016)
    Perfect for nervous/excited kids about to go to kindergarten (and their parents!). This engaging adaptation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a kindergarten classroom.On the first day of kindergarten, there’s so much to do! From making new friends to jumping rope in gym to riding the bus to school, there are lots of exciting firsts to look forward to.Even though saying good-bye to Mom and Dad is hard, when the school bus pulls up, it’s time to begin kindergarten fun.Share at home along with such books as Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten and Kindergarten, Here I Come!Tish Rabe is a seasoned children’s book author with over 160 titles, including ones for Sesame Street and Curious George, under her belt. Like Natasha Wing with The Night Before Christmas, Rabe puts a novel spin on a first-day-of-school classic with On the First Day of Kindergarten.And don't miss the follow-up: On the First Day of First Grade!
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    Biscuit Goes to School

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

    Paperback (HarperCollins, July 1, 2003)
    Go back to school with Biscuit and share the love of reading with your beginner reader! Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in the classroom? This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.I Can Read books are widely recognized as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction, and humor. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, and a fabulous cast of classic characters, I Can Read books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.This My First I Can Read book is an excellent choice to share with little ones getting ready for preschool, kindergarten, or first grade.
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    The Kissing Hand

    Audrey Penn, Ruth Harper

    Hardcover (Tanglewood, Oct. 15, 1993)
    School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.
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    1-2-3 Peas

    Keith Baker

    Board book (Little Simon, May 6, 2014)
    From 1 to 100, every number is a roly, poly thrill in this Classic Board Book edition of 1-2-3 Peas!Meet the peas—the 1-2-3 Peas! Come along as they count from one to one hundred in this pea-filled board book that’s packed with bright, bold numbers and playful number-themed scenes. These tiny green mathematicians will have young readers everywhere calling for more peas, please!
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    Scholastic Reader Level 1: Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face?

    Lisa Mccourt, Cyd Moore

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, July 1, 2010)
    Stinky Face is full of "What ifs" as he gets ready for kindergarten!It's time to go to kindergarten, but Stinky Face has a question . . ."But, Mama, what if the sink in my classroom pours grape juice instead of water?"As the situations grow stranger, Stinky Face's mama always has just the right answer to make him feel better.With Lisa McCourt's zany ideas and Cyd Moore's motion-filled illustrations, this reader is sure to make every worried kindergartner-to-be a little less nervous.
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    Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going To School?

    Bill Martin, Michael Sampson, Laura J. Bryant

    Hardcover (Two Lions, Aug. 6, 2013)
    On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. She plays, she enjoys a snack, she paints, she sings, she listens to a story, and she shares something special during Show-and-Tell. The day ends with a big hug from her mom. Children will love Laura J. Bryant’s appealing illustrations that bring Kitty Cat to life, along with the other adorable kittens at the school.
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    Little Critter: First Day of School

    Mercer Mayer

    Paperback (HarperFestival, June 23, 2009)
    Little Critter is a bit nervous about starting school today. There's a lot to be done before he can even get on the bus—he has to pick out his clothes, find his backpack, pack the perfect lunch, and say good-bye to Mom. Join Little Critter as he gets ready for this exciting day. Lift the flaps and find out what surprises are in store for Little Critter on his first day of school!
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    First Day of School

    Meredith Rusu, Eone

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., June 28, 2016)
    There's a new student in Peppa's class! Her name is Emily Elephant. At first, Emily is very shy and quiet. Peppa helps her adjust to school and make new friends as they learn, play games, and of course, jump in muddy puddles!
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    Bear's Big Day

    Salina Yoon

    Hardcover (Bloomsbury USA Childrens, June 21, 2016)
    Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's beloved duo Bear and Floppy head to school in Bear's Big Day--a charming picture book about embracing new experiences.It's Bear's very first day of school! He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard--and the first day doesn't turn out quite how like Bear wanted it to. Bear learns that the first day of school might not always be perfect, and being grown up doesn't have to mean giving up the things he loves.This third book in the Bear and Floppy series from beloved, bestselling author-illustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent, even in scary new situations.Don't miss these other books from Salina Yoon!The Bear seriesFoundStormy NightBear's Big DayThe Penguin seriesPenguin and PineconePenguin on VacationPenguin in LovePenguin and PumpkinPenguin's Big AdventurePenguin's Christmas WishThe Duck, Duck, Porcupine seriesDuck, Duck, PorcupineMy Kite is Stuck! And Other StoriesThat's My Book! And Other StoriesBe a Friend
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    The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

    Mo Willems

    Hardcover (Hyperion Books for Children, July 2, 2019)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
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    Otter Goes to School

    Sam Garton

    Hardcover (Balzer + Bray, June 14, 2016)
    Otter—the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter, Otter in Space, and Otter Loves Halloween!, sure to be adored by fans of Llama Llama—goes to school for the first time!In Otter Goes to School, Otter starts her own school for Teddy, Giraffe, and the rest of her friends. They have a great teacher and do lots of fun things together . . . until Teddy says he doesn’t like school anymore. Luckily, Otter Keeper comes to the rescue and teaches everyone the best lesson of all!
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    Off to First Grade

    Louise Borden, Joan Rankin

    Hardcover (Margaret K. McElderry Books, July 1, 2008)
    It's the first day of first grade, and everyone in Mrs. Miller's class is getting ready! Anna is excited about reading zillions of books, Ben's mom gives him a big off-to-first-grade hug, and Claire poses for a first-day picture. In Off to First Grade we hear from all twenty-three of Mrs. Miller's students - from Anna to Yoshi - and even the school principal, Mr. Zimmerman, as they prepare for a day that promises to be filled with fun, learning and laughs. Every young reader will find someone to identify with as this class deals with the excitement, nerves and feelings of anticipation that go along with the first day of first grade.
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    Biscuit Goes to School

    Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, July 23, 2002)
    Go back to school with Biscuit and share the love of reading with your beginner reader! Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in the classroom? This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.I Can Read books are widely recognized as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction, and humor. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, and a fabulous cast of classic characters, I Can Read books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.This My First I Can Read book is an excellent choice to share with little ones getting ready for preschool, kindergarten, or first grade.
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    Chu's First Day of School

    Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, June 24, 2014)
    A picture book school story featuring the New York Times bestselling panda named Chu from Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex! Chu, the adorable panda with a great big sneeze, is heading off for his first day of school, and he's nervous. He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school? And will Chu do what he does best?Chu's First Day of School is a perfect read-aloud story about the universal experience of starting school.
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    The Class

    Boni Ashburn, Kimberly Gee

    Hardcover (Beach Lane Books, July 5, 2016)
    Count along with twenty young students from nineteen different homes as they get ready for their first day of kindergarten.Alarm clocks go off and students all over town wake up and get ready for their big day. Some feel eager, others are nervous, and a few are even grumpy! But they all get dressed, eat breakfast, pack backpacks, and make their way to school, where they will meet their new teacher and become a wonderful new class. Boni Ashburn’s snappy rhyming text and Kimberly Gee’s adorable and diverse group of children make this a great pick for little ones getting ready for their first day of school.
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    The Little School Bus

    Margery Cuyler, Bob Kolar

    Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), June 24, 2014)
    Join Driver Bob the school bus driver and his little school bus as they wake early, pick up the children, and drop them off at school. Then it's off to the garage to fix a tail light. All in a day's work for this trusty team. The lyrical text, catchy rhyme, and bright pictures make this a perfect choice for preschoolers who are soon to be school bus riders!Christy Ottaviano Books
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