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Click, Clack, Quack to School! (A Click Clack Book) by Doreen Cronin
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When Farmer Brown and the animals are invited to Farm Day at school, he instructs them to be on their best behavior, forgetting that school can be like a barnyard.
Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting
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Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend Isaac conduct experiments to see whether Luna's dog Einstein will eat his vegetables.
Class Action by Steven B. Frank
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With the help of his older sister, his three best friends, and his elderly neighbor, sixth grader Sam Warren brings a class action suit against the Los Angeles School Board, arguing that homework is unconstitutional, and his case goes all the way to the Supreme Court.
Dear Substitute by Liz Garton Scanlon
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When a substitute teacher named Miss Pelly comes to class, one student bristles at the change in routine, but in time, the student learns that even though the substitute may do things a little differently, mixing things up might not be so bad.
Albie Newton by Josh Funk
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Meet Albie Newton: child genius. But when this whiz of an inventor enters a new preschool, his perfect plan for making friends turns into a disaster: he steals the hamster’s wheel, snatches the wings off a toy airplane, and generally creates a giant mess. Now everyone’s angry! Will his new invention delight the other kids enough to make everything right—and win their friendship?
On the First Day of First Grade by Tish Rabe
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This engaging, vibrant adaptation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” helps show parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a first-grade classroom.
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
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After fainting during a school assembly, Stanley uses his time in a safe room to begin drawing a comic book superhero and then enters a treasure hunt so that he can win passes to Comic Fest.
My Life as a Youtuber (The My Life series) by Janet Tashjian
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Derek Fallon finally found something to get excited about at school—an extracurricular class on making videos! Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek can’t wait to create his own Youtube web series. But he soon realizes Youtube stardom is a lot of work. On top of that, it’s time for his foster monkey Frank to go to monkey college so Derek must scramble to find a reason for Frank to stay with his family—if only a little while longer. Can Derek solve both problems at once? What if Frank became a part of Derek's Youtube videos?
Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by Keith Calabrese
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Lena prepares for her first day of kindergarten and reports that while she is excited, her favorite shoes are too nervous and must be convinced by her supportive father that the day is actually going to be lots of fun.
Ayobami and the Names of the Animals by Pilar López Ávila
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Ayobami is an African girl who dreams of going to school. After war comes to an end, she can finally return to the schoolhouse. But in order to do so, she has to take a dangerous path through the jungle. Armed only with a piece of paper and a worn-out pencil, she embarks on a hazardous journey to fulfill her unwavering desire to learn and write. This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn.
Hello School! by Priscilla Burris
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A cozy introduction to what makes school so much fun features a diverse group of students who share first-day milestones, from getting a cubby and making new friends to taking a nature walk and participating in arts-and-crafts activities.
Ask Emma (Ask Emma Book 1) by Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk
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Believing she has a talent for solving others' problems, seventh-grader Emma Woods starts an advice blog for her classmates, but in spite of her good intentions, she quickly discovers that she sometimes creates problems and that not everyone wants her help.
Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School! by Leslie Helakoski
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A happy and excited Woolbur embarks on his first day of school while his apprehensive Maa and Paa receive assurances from the teacher that all will be well, a situation that leads to a day of new friends, new experiences and Woolbur's woolly exuberance.
My Teacher's Not Here! by Lana Button
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Kitty the kindergartener becomes nervous on her first day with a substitute that her much-loved regular teacher will not be there to help the class with its innumerable routines, an experience that helps her discover some of the many ways that change can be positive.
It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by Jody Jensen Shaffer
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A group of first-time students excitedly and nervously board a happy yellow Busy Bus, who has first-day jitters of his own and wonders if the children will like him, if he will be homesick or if he will get lost.
Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! by Trudy Ludwig
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Owen McPhee doesn't just like to talk, he LOVES to talk. He spends every waking minute chattering away at his teachers, his classmates, his parents, his dog, and even himself. But all that talking can get in the way of listening. And when Owen wakes up with a bad case of laryngitis, it gives him a much-needed opportunity to hear what others have to say.
My Weirdest School #10: Miss Newman Isn't Human! by Dan Gutman
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When a local television meteorologist descends on their school in an air balloon and begins teaching the class all kinds of interesting things about weather, A.J. and the gang are astonished when their school is thrown into chaos by an incredibly weird storm.
Twig by Aura Parker
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Heidi, a stick insect who is tall and long just like the twig of a tree, embarks on a busy first day of bug school, where her camouflage challenges her ability to make friends with bug classmates who cannot see her.
Did You Hear What I Heard?: Poems About School by Kay Winters
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A collection of poems celebrates the routines and activities of kindergarten and first grade, from running for the bus and science class experiments to taking tests and hoping for a snow day.