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Books for a New School Year

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It's going to be a weird year, but kids and teachers are up to the task. Get ready with these engaging books with school settings.
Teaching Mrs. Muddle

Teaching Mrs. Muddle

by Colleen Nelson
illustrated by Alice Carter
edition:Hardcover

 

Fall in love at first blunder with a wisely foolish kindergarten teacher who makes the first day of school an experience to remember.

Kayla isn’t too sure about the first day of kindergarten. What if she misses her mom? What if she can’t find the bathroom? But when Kayla meets Mrs. Muddle, it quickly becomes clear that Kayla’s problems are nothing compared to her teacher’s. Mrs. Muddle mixes up the kids’ name tags, takes them to the library instead of the gym, and can’t find the bath …

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“Look, kids! It’s the phys. Ed teacher, Mr. Blue,” said Mrs. Muddle. “You mean Mr. Brown,” he said and gave us high-fives. Before we could play tag, we had to learn the gym rules. Everyone followed them, except for Mrs. Muddle. We stopped our game to help her clean up. “Thanks, Mr. Black,” she said. “Where to next, Kayla?”

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Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, The

Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, The

by Maureen Fergus
illustrated by Mike Lowery
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

“I liked kindergarten from the very 1st day,” begins the narrator of this very funny and touching picture book. However, she notices, “My mom was happy for me, of course, but I got the feeling that she was also a little sad” to leave her. So one day the little girl invites her mom to join the kindergarten class for the day, which turns out to be a real learning experience --- for both of them. Somehow her mom just can't get any of the rules right: she barges to the front of the line, she …

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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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Dojo Daycare

Dojo Daycare

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

One morning, six young ninjas are dropped off at Dojo Daycare. As soon as their ninja moms and ninja dads have left: KABOOM! KAPOW! The ninja boys and girls push and pull, bust and break, and generally turn the place upside down in a full-blown ninja riot. Try as he might, the hapless master can’t control the kids, and the disaster plays out through lunchtime and storytime. No one heeds the master’s repeated mantra of honor, kindness and respect – until one little ninja steps up and rallie …

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The Best Thing About Kindergarten

The Best Thing About Kindergarten

by Jennifer Lloyd
illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover

It's graduation day and Ms. Appleby asks her students, "What is the best thing about Kindergarten?" They all have an answer - and every answer is different. But Ms. Appleby has a secret answer that will surprise them all!

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Martin on the Moon

Martin on the Moon

by Martine Audet
illustrated by Luc Melanson
translated by Sarah Quinn
edition:Hardcover

An active daydreamer, Martin can't help his mind from wandering on the first day of school. His teacher's waving arms remind him of the seagulls that fly along the river banks, which reminds him of a summer trip he took with his mother, which reminds him of a poem he wrote, which reminds him... When his teacher gently calls him back to Earth, Martin is embarrassed about his inattention. But when his whole class laughs along with him, Martin happily realizes that his imagination can help him make …

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Augustine

Augustine

illustrated by Mélanie Watt
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Paperback

Moving all the way from the South Pole to the North Pole isn't easy for the young penguin Augustine. Uprooted from her home, she misses her friends, her grandma and grandpa and her old bedroom. There are all kinds of unfamiliar faces at the North Pole, and everything looks strange and different. When it's time to go to her new school, Augustine gets cold feet. But with the help of a few colored pencils and some inspiration from Picasso, this shy, artistic young penguin discovers a way to break t …

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