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Back to School

  • Back to School

It’s that time of year! Check out some of our picture books centered around how different characters face the excitement & challenges of going back to school.

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Stanley at School

Linda Bailey

Stanley knows school is for kids, not dogs. But every day he grows more and more curious. What did the kids do in that school all day? Stanley rounds up his pals from the dog park to take a closer look. Will they find the answers they�re looking for? One thing is for certain: School + Stanley = TROUBLE!

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Hello School!

Priscilla Burris

Cozy illustrations make this the perfect introduction to the joy of school. A diverse class of excited youngsters are about to start school and experience all its wonders! Small moments like discovering one's own cubby space and big moments like a first nature walk are all brought to life with inviting artwork. This is a great book to help familiarize children with all the activities they can expect at school, from circle time to snack time to goodbye time, all the while sharing the experiences with lots of great new friends.

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Click, Clack, Quack to School!

Doreen Cronin

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? A charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise! Farmer Brown has been invited to be a guest at the elementary school’s Farm Day! The animals excitedly practice their best classroom behavior: standing quietly in line, using their inside voices, and learning how to share. But then they find out that farm animals aren’t actually allowed in school (who knew they were considered a health code violation?!). Rules are rules, so Farmer Brown goes to school solo—or so he thinks…for while our favorite barnyard bunch don’t get high marks in rules, they do excel in disguise.

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Back to School Tortoise

Lucy M. George

Summer is over and Tortoise must summon the courage to go back to school.

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Bernard Goes to School

Joan E. Goodman

Until he makes a new friend, Bernard the elephant doesn't want to stay on his first day of preschool, but his parents and grandmother don't want to leave when they discover how much fun school can be.

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We Love School!

Marilyn Janovitz

Simple rhymes and illustrations describe what kittens like about going to school. By the creator of We Love Christmas!

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Froggy Goes to School

Jonathan London

Froggy's mother knows that everyone's nervous on the first day of school. "Not me!" says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the bus stop -- flop flop flop. Froggy's exuberant antics will delight his many fans and reassure them that school can be fun."This is a great read-aloud with sounds and words that encourage active participation....A charming story to calm those pre-school jitters." -- School Library JournalJonathan London is the author of many books for children, including I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me, Like Butter on Pancakes and four other books about Froggy.

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Moses Goes to School

Moses and his friends enjoy the first day of school at their special school for the deaf and hard of hearing, where they use sign language to talk to each other.

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The School Book

Todd Parr

Beloved and New York Times bestselling author 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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Vera’s New School

Vera Rosenberry

Everything seems to go wrong for Vera on her first day at a new school, until a classmate shares one of her mishaps.

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Edward Unready for School

Rosemary Wells

Edward, a shy, young bear unready for play school, feels out of place surrounded by students who are ready, busy, and happy.

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Mermaid School

Joanne Stewart Wetzel

Starting school is always exciting... especially when you're a mermaid! From schools of fish to the A B Seas, this whimsical underwater tale puts a fun twist on what to expect on the first day of school. It's Molly's first day at mermaid school, and there's so much to learn! Follow the mermaids as they count clamshells, recite the A B Seas, and make new friends. They even enjoy story time about children who walk on land! At the end of the day, it's time to sing the goodbye song and head home. With sweet, rhyming language and a peek into a fantastical undersea world, Mermaid School touches on all the major moments children will experience on their first day. And don't miss the mermaid school handbook in the back of this book for more mermaid fun!

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Jake Starts School

Michael Wright

Wright presents a laugh-out-loud look at one family's first day of school andthe dilemma of separation. Full color.

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