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Biscuit Goes to School

Biscuit Goes to School

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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?

Reassuring and sweet, Biscuit Goes to School is an excellent choice to share with little ones getting ready for preschool, kindergarten, or first grade.

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. The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.

Dad School

Dad School

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Where did Dad learn how to be the best father ever? At Dad School, of course!

In this adorable kid's-eye view of what would happen if Dad went to school, a little boy imagines a place where all dads learn their amazing skills, like giving piggyback rides and making giant sandwiches for lunch. With warm, silly illustrations and a fun role-reversal story in which dads act like kids, young readers will love imagining what would happen if their own dads went to Dad School.

And don't forget Mom: Look for the companion book, Mom School!

"An amusing perspective on fatherhood."--Booklist

"Sweetly funny and full of paternal devotion."--Publishers Weekly

"A likable and loving tribute to dads . . . Children will be swept along by Burris's upbeat, endearing illustrations."--School Library Journal

Dad's First Day

Dad's First Day

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All summer Oliver and his dad played together, laughed together, sang together, and read together.

Now it's time for Oliver to start school!

On the first day, Oliver's dad isn't quite ready. . . . Suddenly he feels nervous. His tummy hurts, and he would rather stay home.

But Oliver isn't convinced. What if the first day is really fun? What if it's the start of an exciting year?

In this charming story of first-day jitters, acclaimed author and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka perfectly captures the mixed emotions felt by kids and their parents when big changes are afoot.

Fall Is for School

Fall Is for School

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Fall is time for turning leaves,
The weather's growing cool.
Fall is here! Come on with me!
It's time to go to school.

In this exuberant sequel to Winter is for Snow, the 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. Robert Neubecker's expressive illustrations and buoyant rhymes will encourage even the most reluctant school-goers to embrace the start of a new season!

Praise for Winter is for Snow

Neubecker's snow-laden illustrations are crammed with activity while also revealing a certain emotional thawing. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Neubecker's signature style and brightly colored illustrations are, as always, childcentered and detailed. A rhyming, rollicking salute to the coldest season. -- Booklist

Fine, Fine School

Fine, Fine School

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This funny picture book from Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech, author of Walk Two Moons, and New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss is a delight for kids, with its colorful illustrations and gentle comeuppance for a well-meaning principal who learns that learning outside of school can be just as important as being in school.

Tillie goes to a fine, fine school where kids learn about dinosaurs, build pyramids, and paint portraits. When her principal decides to call all the students and teachers together for an announcement, no one could have predicted he would say that there will be school on Saturdays! Soon everyone goes to school on Sundays, holidays, and even the summer. He loves school so much that he forgets to give anyone time off!



First Day, Hooray!

First Day, Hooray!

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The anticipation, apprehensions, and excitement of the first day of school.
First Grade Jitters

First Grade Jitters

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Perfect for nervous/excited kids about to go to school (and their parents!), this engaging story convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a first-grade classroom. Time to shake those jitters!

Here is the story of a young boy who is about to enter first grade and doesn't know quite what to expect. Will his friends be there? Will he have to know how to read and spell? What if he can't understand anything his teacher says?

Looks like a case of first grade jitters!

Robert Quackenbush and Yan Nascimbene tell a reassuring story that is sure to chase away those jitters for any soon-to-be first grader.

I am Not going to School Today

I am Not going to School Today

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I closed my eyes and held on tight to Hank. That's when I decided that going to the very first day of school was NOT a good idea.

When a child gets ready for the first day of school, it feels very exciting. But doing something new for the first time can also feel somewhat scary.
With great affection and humor, Robie H. Harris and Jan Ormerod, creators of the award-winning picture book Goodbye Mousie, tell the captivating story of a child who decides that skipping the very first day of school is a very good idea.
But with help from his favorite stuffed animal, Hank, and his parents, he discovers that going to the very first day of school can be fun and exciting -- and once you have done something new, it's not quite so new and scary anymore.

I am too absolutely small for school

I am too absolutely small for school

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The children's relationship is refreshingly noncombative, with Charlie as the protective and affectionate older brother who is appreciative of, rather than annoyed by, his sister's quirkiness. -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more than ten cookies at a time? Once again, it's up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile -- and that her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, will be welcome, too.

Mae's First Day of School

Mae's First Day of School

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As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom? Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl. Will making new friends show her that they can conquer their fears together?
Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten

Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten

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Marc Brown, creator of the beloved Arthur books and TV show, offers a charming new character--and a fun and reassuring story about preparing for the first day of school.

Kindergarten is only a week away . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. What if he gets on the wrong bus? What if they don't have any red crayons? What if he doesn't like the snacks? What if he doesn't make new friends? There are so many thoughts running through Monkey's head! But step by step, his family eases his worries: they get him a new backpack, help him read books about school, prepare his lunch, and make sure Monkey is excited--and ready--for the Big Day.

The Bus for Us

The Bus for Us

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Today is Tess's first day of school and her very first ride on a school bus. As a multitude of vehicles--from fire engine to front loader--passes by, Tess eagerly asks, Is this the bus for us, Gus? Young readers will particularly enjoy knowing more than Tess as they identify all of the vehicles that pass by, and they will laugh at the ridiculous antics of all of the kids waiting at the bus stop. Bloom paints a brilliant cast of multiracial kids toting backpacks, lunch boxes, and show-and-tell pets, creating humorous subplots in this reassuring back-to-school classic.

An everyday occurrence is transformed into a special, silly event that is both clever and sweet. Kids will get a kick out of knowing more than Tess. . . but what they'll really enjoy is the watercolor art alive with hijinks and humor.--Booklist starred review