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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.
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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What I Do at School (English)

What I Do at School (English)

edition:Paperback

What do you do at school? This book uses simple action words to describe what a child does at school.

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Raj's Rule (For the Bathroom at School)

Raj's Rule (For the Bathroom at School)

by Lana Button
illustrated by Hatem Aly
edition:Hardcover

Raj has one rule: he never uses the bathroom at school. It’s just not the same as the one at home. All day, he avoids bathroom trips. Easy enough, since he lives by these tips: Don’t linger at the sink. Stay away from anyone who makes you laugh. Watch out for distractions, especially schoolwork. And sit still: no running, jumping, cartwheels, or sneezing. Until one day—achoo!—Raj has to break his own rule.
After he faces his fear and uses the bathroom at school, Raj feels different. He …

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Grandmother School

Grandmother School

by Rina Singh
illustrated by Ellen Rooney
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education—when Aaji learns to spell her name you’ll want to dance along with her. 
Women in countless countries continue to e …

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The Word for Friend

The Word for Friend

illustrated by Aidan Cassie
edition:Hardcover

From author/illustrator Aidan Cassie, the creator ofSterling, Best Dog EverandLittle Juniper Makes It Big!, comesThe Word for Friend, an adorable and timely picture book story about ways to welcome, friendship, and overcoming language barriers that will connect classmates and cultures alike.
Kemala the pangolin is sure she's going to make friends at her new school in her new country. After all, Kemalalovesto talk. The kids at school like talking, too--but their words are all different. This cou …

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