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My First Day By Phung Nguyen Quang, Huynh Kim Lien Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306260
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Published: Make Me a World - February 16th, 2021

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team, perfect for back to school.


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The Day You Begin By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!


Dylan the Villain By K. G. Campbell (Illustrator), K. G. Campbell Cover Image
By K. G. Campbell (Illustrator), K. G. Campbell
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451476425
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2016

A surprising and laugh-out-loud showdown between two pint-sized super-villains, perfect for young fans of Despicable Me.


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School's First Day of School By Adam Rex, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Rex, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439641
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 28th, 2016

A New York Times bestselling author (The True Meaning of Smekday) and illustrator (Last Stop on Market Street) team bring you a fresh look at the first day of school, this time from the school's perspective.


Dad's First Day By Mike Wohnoutka Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781619634732
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 7th, 2015

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.


Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come By Nancy Carlson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140568387
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2001

The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school!


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We Don't Eat Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781368003551
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.


We Will Rock Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781368059596
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 21st, 2020


Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.


Puppy Bus By Drew Brockington Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419751912
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 12th, 2022

A hilarious back-to-school story from the creator of CatStronauts, Drew Brockington

When a boy and his family move, he has to start all over at a new school—and gets plenty of first day jitters.


The Night Before Preschool By Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399542282
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - May 10th, 2016

It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.


Curious George: Ready for School Tabbed Board Book By H. A. Rey, Mary O'Keefe Young Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544931206
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Published: Clarion Books - May 16th, 2017

George is so excited to go visit his friend Rami’s school! George packs a banana snack and is ready to have an adventure. And what an adventure school is! Between Circle Time, outdoor play, and the many toys and crafts, George is one happy monkey. But can a curious monkey make it through the whole day without getting into any trouble?


Dear Teacher,: A Celebration of People Who Inspire Us By Paris Rosenthal, Holly Hatam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paris Rosenthal, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063012745
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Published: HarperCollins - March 16th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!


What If . . . ? (Sesame Street): Answers to Calm First-Day-of-School Jitters By Sonali Fry, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sonali Fry, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593310090
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help ease anxiety about starting preschool and kindergarten with this picture book that straightforwardly answers children's "What if...?" questions.


Kindergarten Rocks!: A First Day of School Book for Kids By Katie Davis, Katie Davis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katie Davis, Katie Davis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152064686
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Published: Clarion Books - June 1st, 2008

Beloved children’s book author-illustrator Katie Davis reassures young readers off to their first day of school with this upbeat tale about first day of school jitters.

Dexter Dugan is starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog Rufus is terrified for him.


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten By Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140562736
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2001

This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.


Clifford Goes to Kindergarten (Classic Storybook) By Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545823357
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 28th, 2015

Join Clifford as he spends the day with Emily Elizabeth in kindergarten!

Emily Elizabeth is starting kindergarten and she's a little nervous. Good thing that the teacher sent a note home that says each child can bring something from home to make the transition a little easier.


Lola Goes to School (Lola Reads #6) By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623541712
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Published: Charlesbridge - March 26th, 2020

Spunky Lola embarks on a new adventure--the first day of school!


First Grade, Here I Come! By Nancy Carlson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142412732
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2009

After the first day of first grade, Henry's not sure how he feels about it. The teacher isn't like his kindergarten teacher, and the fifth-graders hog the monkey bars. But as Henry tells his mother about a new friend who likes soccer and about how he'll learn to read books, he begins to realize that maybe first grade won't be so bad after all.


Click, Clack, Quack to School! (A Click Clack Book) By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414495
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - July 3rd, 2018

They can stand in line (sort of), use indoor voices (perhaps), and are capable of sharing (rumor has it), so the Click Clack critters are ready for school…but is school ready for them?


Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children By Michelle Finch, Phoenix Finch Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781785928215
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - July 19th, 2018

My Mommy tells me I'm perfect and to be brave.

You know who you are, she says,

Just be yourself and always listen to your heart.


What Does Little Crocodile Say? By Eva Montanari Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735268135
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Published: Tundra Books - June 15th, 2021

A little crocodile explores a day at the park in this colorful, noisy book filled with sounds and new experiences -- some wonderful, some not -- that are sure to delight toddlers.

What sounds does the Little Crocodile hear on the first day of preschool?
The alarm clock goes ring, ring
The car goes vroom vroom
The elephant says peekaboo
The drum goes rat-a-tat


Monster and Boy: Monster's First Day of School By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250821072
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Published: Square Fish - May 31st, 2022

Monster and Boy are back for another adventure! And this time the best friends are headed somewhere no monster has ventured before: school!


Bad Kitty School Daze By Nick Bruel Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250039477
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Published: Square Fish - January 7th, 2014

Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet, in Bad Kitty School Daze from Nick Bruel.


Pizza and Taco: Too Cool for School By Stephen Shaskan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593376072
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

New backpacks? Check! Besties Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but are they ready to meet the cool new kid?


Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School By Emily Jenkins, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525644712
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 29th, 2021

An acclaimed author and a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator team up to bring us a funny, warm, and utterly winning chapter book that follows, day by day, the first hundred days in one first grader's classroom.


Drawing Outdoors By Jairo Buitrago, Elisa Amado (Translator), Rafael Yockteng (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jairo Buitrago, Elisa Amado (Translator), Rafael Yockteng (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771648479
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 3rd, 2022

This inspired story about the magic of art, nature, and educators is a breath of fresh air."
--Booklist

"Full of wonder... Schoolhouse bliss."
--Kirkus STARRED Review

Let's all draw dinosaurs ... outdoors


Suki's Kimono By Chieri Uegaki, Stéphane Jorisch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chieri Uegaki, Stéphane Jorisch (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781553377528
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 1st, 2005

Suki's favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer.


Extra Ezra Makes an Extra-Special Friend By Kara LaReau, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062965653
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Published: HarperCollins - March 22nd, 2022

"Ebullient readers struggling with being mindful of others and true to their always-on selves should find reassurance in this friendship story." Publishers Weekly


Gibberish By Young Vo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646141104
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Published: Levine Querido - March 1st, 2022

It's Dat's first day of school in a new country! Dat and his Mah made a long journey to get here, and Dat doesn't know the language. To Dat, everything everybody says – from the school bus driver to his new classmates – sounds like gibberish. How is Dat going to make new friends if they can't understand each other?


Time for School, Little Blue Truck: A Back to School Book for Kids By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358412243
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Published: Clarion Books - June 22nd, 2021

Ride along to school with the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Blue Truck and meet Blue's new friend: a bright yellow school bus. Beep-beep!


Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! By Hyewon Yum, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hyewon Yum, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374350048
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 3rd, 2012

It's a child's first day of kindergarten, but who is worried about all the new people and the different things he'll meet--the child? No! The mother. In a refreshing reversal of roles, the child takes it upon himself to comfort and reassure his mother that everything will be fine, she'll get used to him going to big-kid school, and yes, he is ready for the first day of kindergarten.


The Kissing Hand By Audrey Penn, Ruth Harper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Ruth Harper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781933718002
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Published: Tanglewood - October 15th, 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.


A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon (The Kissing Hand Series) By Audrey Penn, Barbara Gibson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Barbara Gibson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781933718774
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Published: Tanglewood - April 15th, 2014

During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon's secret and find comfort in A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book.


How to Get Your Teacher Ready (How To Series) By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593301937
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Published: Dragonfly Books - June 29th, 2021

Learn how to get your teacher ready for back to school…from the first dayl to graduation! The kids are in charge in this hilarious classroom adventure--from the creators of the New York Times bestseller How to Babysit a Grandpa.


Never, Not Ever! By Beatrice Alemagna, Beatrice Alemagna (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063076495
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Published: HarperCollins - July 13th, 2021

A perfect back-to-school book...with a twist! For little kids everywhere who feel anxious leaving home to go back to school.

A Kids' Indie Next Pick!


If Animals Went to School (If Animals Kissed Good Night) By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374309022
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 14th, 2019

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This sweet story describes what animals might do in the classroom!


Mae’s First Day of School By Kate Berube Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419723254
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

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.


The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368046459
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019

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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The King of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740740
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

Ages 3-6

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown. Starting kindergarten is a big milestone--and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark! He's dressed himself, eaten a pile of pancakes, and can't wait to be part of a whole new kingdom of kids. The day will be jam-packed, but he's up to the challenge, taking new experiences in stride with his infectious enthusiasm! And afterward, he can't wait to tell his proud parents all about his achievements--and then wake up to start another day.


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The School Book By Todd Parr Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316423809
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 16th, 2019

Ages 3-7

Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to introduce readers to all the wonderful things they can do at school, where everyone is welcome! With his trademark bright colors and bold lines, Todd Parr introduces readers to a perennial source of childhood anxiety and excitement both: school! From morning routines to meeting new people to learning and playing together, Todd explores all the different things that can happen in school, all the while sharing a cheerful, child-friendly message of sharing, inclusion, and community. Welcome to school-- a place for everyone to grow!


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If I Built a School (If I Built Series) By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552918
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - August 13th, 2019

Ages 4-8

In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school--from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground. If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more. The inventive boy who described his ideal car and house in previous books is dreaming even bigger this time.


First Day Critter Jitters By Jory John, Liz Climo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Liz Climo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735228559
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Published: Dial Books - July 7th, 2020

First-day-of-school jitters have never been funnier or more reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo


Otto Goes to School (Passport to Reading Level 1) By Todd Parr Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316229319
Published: LB Kids - July 2nd, 2013

The first day of school is both scary and exciting for Otto. At first, he is very nervous, but then he realizes how much fun school can be. Otto learns all kinds of things - how to share his toys, how to play games, and even how to remember that shoes are for wearing, not for eating. (Silly Otto!)


Maisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences Book By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763650865
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Published: Candlewick - June 8th, 2010

"Maisy is confident and acquainted with the routines of preschool. She clearly has no separation issues. . . . As always, Cousins’s bright color illustrations are simple and appealing." – School Library Journal


What to Expect at Preschool By Heidi Murkoff, Laura Rader (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heidi Murkoff, Laura Rader (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780060529208
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Published: HarperFestival - July 1st, 2003

Growing Up Just Got Easier...

With the help of Angus, the lovable Answer Dog, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff extends a hand to children and parents as they tackle life's first experiences together.


Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School By Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780060518738
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 29th, 2004

Amelia Bedelia's school daze will make kids giggle and erase any back-to-school nervousness

Would you like to have Amelia Bedelia in your classroom? Just ask Miss Wilson. But don't give Amelia Bedelia any problems. Or ask her to take her seat. Or tell her to paint anything...


The Berenstain Bears Go to School (First Time Books(R)) By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780394837369
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 1978

Get ready to go back to school with the Berenstain Bears! This story is a perfect way to teach children about how much fun school can truly be--with over 50 bonus stickers!


Curious George's First Day of School By H. A. Rey Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780618605644
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Published: Clarion Books - August 1st, 2005

George is excited to start his first day of school! There are so many new lessons for a curious little monkey to learn....

It’s the first day of school, and George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper. George is just the right monkey for the job—that is, until he starts to make his usual mischief.


We Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story By Judy Sierra, Linda Davick (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Linda Davick (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781101940259
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Published: Dragonfly Books - July 12th, 2016

This picture book about the first day of school, featuring a frog, a duck, a mouse, and a snail, combines a story in rhyme with colorful graphic rebuses, making it a fun book for parent and child to share in the reading. Children about to enter kindergarten or first grade who long to be able to read will get a sense of accomplishment by "reading" the little rebus pictures in the story.


Spot Goes to School (color) By Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142401675
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Published: Warne - July 22nd, 2004

Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the-flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps and learn with Spot, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first time since their publication, these three lift-the-flaps will have full-color covers and spines that display the titles and author's name.


Daniel's First Day of School (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) By Alexandra Cassel Schwartz (Adapted by), Jason Fruchter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alexandra Cassel Schwartz (Adapted by), Jason Fruchter (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534463066
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Published: Simon Spotlight - June 30th, 2020

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!

It’s Daniel Tiger’s first day of school in this adorable 8x8 storybook based on an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!


Dancing Dinos Go to School (Step into Reading) By Sally Lucas, Margeaux Lucas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sally Lucas, Margeaux Lucas (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375832413
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 11th, 2006

The dancing dinos are back, and this time they are taking over the classroom in this fun, rhyming Step 1 reader that is perfect for back to school!

Dinos dancing in a book.
Dinos leaping, look, look, look!
Dinos pasting red and blue.
Dinos wasting paint and glue!


Peppa's School Day (Peppa Pig: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) By Meredith Rusu, EOne (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meredith Rusu, EOne (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338327854
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 28th, 2018

It's time for Peppa to go to school -- and make a new friend! Includes stickers!

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! Includes stickers!


How Not to Start Third Grade (Step into Reading) By Cathy Hapka, Ellen Titlebaum, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375839047
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2007

Nothing can ruin a new school year...except maybe a pesky little brother. This Step 4 reader is the perfect back-to-school story for newly independent readers!


The Night Before First Grade By Natasha Wing, Deborah Zemke (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Deborah Zemke (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448437477
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - July 21st, 2005

It's the night before the Big Day—first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore's classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers—as well as the “heroine” of the story—and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.


The Night Before Kindergarten By Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448425009
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - July 9th, 2001

'Twas the night before kindergarten,
and as they prepared,

kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.


Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read) By Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064436168
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Published: HarperCollins - July 1st, 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?


Time for School, Little Dinosaur (Step into Reading) By Gail Herman, Michael Fleming (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Michael Fleming (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780399556456
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 11th, 2017

From the most trusted brand of leveled readers, this Step 1 Step into Reading book is perfect for back-to-school and features an adorable dinosaur world that looks a lot like ours.


School Day! (Step into Reading) By Candice Ransom, Ashley Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Candice Ransom, Ashley Evans (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593302606
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

It's time for school in this Step 1 reader featuring the family from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, Garden Day, Snow Day, and Beach Day!


Lulu Goes to Witch School (I Can Read Level 2) By Jane O'Connor, Bella Sinclair (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane O'Connor, Bella Sinclair (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062233509
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Published: HarperCollins - June 25th, 2013

In this funny Halloween story for beginning readers, Lulu the witch girl is a little nervous about her first day of school, but she heads off with her broom and Dracula lunch box. She immediately loves her new teacher, Miss Slime, especially her wart.


Rocket's 100th Day of School (Step Into Reading, Step 1) By Tad Hills Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780385390972
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 23rd, 2014

Number one New York Times bestselling author Tad Hills returns with an all-new Level 1 Step into Reading story about Rocket’s 100th day of school.


Morris Goes to School (I Can Read Level 1) By B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064440455
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Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1983

Morris the Moose can’t read or count, so he decides to go to school. After a day of ABCs and 123s, Morris is thrilled with all that he has learned.

This classic silly Level One I Can Read is perfect for shared reading with a child.

For fans of Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy the Seal, or anyone who loves to read silly stories about animals.


Monster School: First Day Frights (I Can Read Level 2) By Dave Keane, Dave Keane (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dave Keane, Dave Keane (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780060854751
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Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2012

Norm is just plain normal—until he finds himself in a new school, where all his classmates are monsters! Suddenly Norm isn't normal anymore!


Uni Goes to School (Uni the Unicorn) (Step into Reading) By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984850270
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020

Uni the Unicorn for early readers! This Step 2 Step into Reading book about Uni and friends going to school is great for back-to-school time, or any day of the year!


First Day Jitters (The Jitters Series #1) By Julie Danneberg, Judy Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Danneberg, Judy Love (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580890618
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2000

Head back to school with a first day of school favorite! The perfect pick for new students and teachers, complete with a Certificate of Courage for First Day Completion and a First Day Memories Sheet.