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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School?
by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson ISBN: 9781477817223

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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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First Day at Zoo School
by Sarah Dillard ISBN: 9781585368907

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It's the first day of Zoo School and outgoing Amanda the Panda is ready. She's excited and can't wait to go! But for anxious Alfred the Alligator, the first day fills him with dread. Why does he have to go? Isn't he smart enough already?

When Amanda gets to school and sees that everyone seems to have a best friend, she decides that Alfred would be the perfect best friend for her. But what does it mean to be a best friend? Does it mean enjoying the same things or feeling the same way? Amanda doesn't notice that Alfred doesn't like sitting at the front of the classroom. And she doesn't notice that Alfred is miserable when she picks him to play Tag. In fact, Amanda doesn't notice much about Alfred at all. She's too busy enjoying everything all around her. And it's up to Alfred to point out to her how he is feeling.

A thoughtful story that explores what it means to be a best friend.

 

 

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Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School
by Deborah Diesen ISBN: 9780374360955

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The star of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Pout-Pout Fish" is back in a new adventure.

Mr. Fish nervously awaits his first day of school. He frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do mathNuntil he's reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills.

 

 

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Ninja Boy Goes to School
by N. D. Wilson ISBN: 9780375865848

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It's time for kindergarten, and a young boy is prepared for the task, thanks to his unflinching ninja skills. The challenges of school are no match for a ninja, with his quick reflexes and immense patience. Featuring colorful and dynamic illustrations by J. J. Harrison, "Ninja Boy Goes to School" will have all little ninjas eager to learn how to balance like flamingos and gain the strength of gorillas (but without having to smell like one). Perfect for energetic free-spirits of all ages!

 

 

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Dog Days of School
by Kelly S Dipucchio ISBN: 9780786854936

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Charlie thinks his dog, Norman, has got it good: he gets to spend his days lounging on the couch or playing fetch, and he never has to do any homework. But when Charlie makes a wish to be a dog instead of a boy, things get a little topsy-turvy!

 

 

 

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Rocking in My School Shoes
by Eric Litwin ISBN: 9780061910241

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Pete the Cat is back and this time he s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it s all good.

 

 

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We Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story
by Judy Sierra ISBN: 9780375867286

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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. Judy Sierra, author of "Wild About Books," uses bouncy rhyme and rhythm as cues for the child to name the pictogram rebuses. Preschoolers will enjoy following the animals and their teacher, Tom Burkey (who is a turkey), through a happy first day of school.