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A selection of books for grades K–12 inspired by the excitement, anxiety, and thrill of a new school year.
My Teacher's Not Here!

My Teacher's Not Here!

by Lana Button
illustrated by Christine Battuz
edition:Hardcover

As soon as she arrives at school, Kitty knows there's trouble. “Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me.” With no Miss Seabrooke, everyone should be sent home, right? But no! Kitty and her classmates line up as usual and walk into the school building. Kitty's worries build as she wonders how she will get through the day without her teacher. What will she do when her Thermos gets stuck or her jacket won't zip? Miss Seabrooke is the …

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The Snuggly

The Snuggly

by Glen Huser
illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Todd knows that his baby sister’s snuggly is good for keeping things close and safe, so when he wears it to school one day, it seems like a great idea to use it to carry things for his friends. On the walk to school, Todd makes room for a treasure box, then a book, a snack, a stray kitten, a jar of pollywogs and a travel mug, as well as his teddy, Banjo Bear. But by the time he gets to class, the snuggly is overflowing, and when he gets up for show and tell, the inevitable happens. The snuggly …

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Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe

Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe

by Julie Zwillich
illustrated by Denise Holmes
edition:Hardcover

Phoebe’s day is full of tomorrows: Mama says they can make pancakes, her teacher announces musicians will visit the class, and Phoebe will get ice cream after her haircut—but none of it ’til tomorrow. Phoebe feels frustrated and impatient. Why can’t these good things happen right now? Later in the day, Phoebe’s grandmother bakes cookies and shares the secret ingredient to turn today into tomorrow: a good night’s sleep. Phoebe decides she’ll try it out.
This is a sweet, practical s …

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Small Things

Small Things

illustrated by Mel Tregonning
edition:Hardcover

In this wordless graphic picture book, a young boy feels alone with his worries. He isn't fitting in well at school. His grades are slipping. He's even lashing out at those who love him.

Talented Australian artist Mel Tregonning created Small Things in the final year of her life. In her emotionally rich illustrations, the boy's worries manifest as tiny beings that crowd around him constantly, overwhelming him and even gnawing away at his very self. The striking imagery is all the more powerful wh …

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Pocket Rocks

Pocket Rocks

by Sheree Fitch
illustrated by Helen Flook
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook

No matter how hard he tries, Ian Goobie can't do the things that the other children in his class can do. Then he finds a rock, a rock that fits perfectly into his pocket, a rock that touches all his senses and whisks him away into a whole other world. From then on, as long as he has a rock in his pocket, Ian Goobie can begin to cope with his daily challenges. That is until he stuffs so many rocks in his pockets that his pants fall down right outside in the schoolyard.

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The thing of it was, Ian wished every day was someplace else. Or summertime. Or Saturday. He wished he could go anyplace else but school.

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Le premier jour d'école de madame Pépin

Le premier jour d'école de madame Pépin

edition:Paperback

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C'est la rentrée, et madame Pépin ne veut pas aller à l'école Alors qu'elle s'apprête à retourner dans son lit douillet, le directeur de l'école tente de la convaincre que c'est normal pour les professeurs peur le premier jour d'école.

Malgré tout, madame Pépin est anxieuse. Et si personne ne l'aimait? Lorsqu'elle se trouve finalement devant la classe, elle voit que les enfants sont nerveux eux aussi. Il lui vient alors une idée qui permettra de déten …

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I Quit Grade One!

I Quit Grade One!

edition:Paperback

 

A heartwarming story about the incredible bond that children have with their teachers.

Stella loves everything about being in Ms. Carter's class, and she worries that no new teacher could know that she needs help tying her shoelaces, or that she only likes to read books from the blue bin because they have more pictures. So Stella writes the principal a letter, with tips for training a new teacher to be just like Ms. Carter When Stella meets the new teacher for the first time, he's not like Ms. C …

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Phoebe Sounds It Out

Phoebe Sounds It Out

by Julie Zwillich
illustrated by Denise Holmes
edition:Hardcover

Meet Phoebe. Unfortunately, her name doesn’t look quite like it sounds. At school, her classmates practice writing their names, but Phoebe struggles. Her teacher tells her to “just sound it out.” Phoebe doubts herself and procrastinates before resolving to try. Readers are privy to her funny, endearing interior monologue and little-kid rationale as she writes the result: FEEBY.

Told in a relatable, introspective voice, this school story conveys the feelings and worries of a 5-year-old …

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