Schools

The Adventures of Snail at School

By John Stadler

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Snail has some strange adventures when he goes on errands for his teacher.

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Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School

By Tony Johnston

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 Two best friends find themselves in different classrooms.  What will they do?

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Get Ready For Second Grade, Amber Brown

By Paula Danziger

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Amber is nervous about starting second grade with a new teacher and being in the same class as mean Hannah Burton.

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Hoot

By Carl Hiaasen

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Roy, who has just moved to a small town in Florida, gets caught up in a mystery when he helps another boy to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

By Trent Lee Stewart

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After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

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Sahara Special

By Esmé Raji Codell

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Discarded letters to her absent father brand Sahara as a problem in school. Repeating fifth grade, Sahara encounters Miss Pointy, an unorthodox teacher, who sees the potential Sahara holds. By the end of this delightful story, Sahara knows, too.

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Amanda Pig, Schoolgirl

By Jean Van Leeuwen and Ann Schweninger (illustrator)

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At last Amanda is old enough to start school, just like her big brother. J Beginner Reader Fic Van

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Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner

By Amy Schwartz

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The lessons her older sister taught her at home help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success. JE Fic Sch

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

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Born in the Gravy

By Denys Cazet

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Margarita can't wait to tell Papa about her first day at school, where the big kids call out, "Kindergarten babies, born in the gravy!" JE Fic Caz

Suggested for ages 5 - 7

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Chrysanthemum

By Kevin Henkes

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It's not easy starting school when your name is a little different. JE Fic Hen

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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