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I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers!


All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for every kid, family or classroom!

In our classroom safe and sound.
Fears are lost and hope is found.


One Golden Rule at School: A Counting Book Cover Image
By Selina Alko, Selina Alko (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250163813
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 16th, 2020

Award-winning creator Selina Alko's One Golden Rule at School is a charming story that's two books in one—a counting book and a school primer for little ones.

Young children experience a day of preschool, beginning with morning meeting, story time, and art projects, then on to outside play, puzzles, and snack and nap time, ending with a heartwarming golden rule.


Mae’s First Day of School Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419723254
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom? Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl.


I Believe I Can Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child’s limitless potential.

I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves.


I Got the School Spirit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602612
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 7th, 2020

This exuberant celebration of the first day of school illustrated by award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison will have every kid cheering for school to begin!


Hannah Sparkles: Hooray for the First Day of School! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062322340
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Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

Cheer along with Hannah Sparkles on her first day of school!

Hannah Sparkles and her best friend, Sunny Everbright, are ready for first grade. Their day starts as perfect as pom-poms...until Hannah and Sunny are seated far apart in the classroom. Even worse, Hannah is having trouble making new friends.


Butterflies on the First Day of School Cover Image
By Annie Silvestro, Dream Chen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454921196
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 7th, 2019

The first day of school is exciting--but it can be scary, too Meet Rosie, a brand-new student who just happens to have butterflies in her stomach.

"Silvestro and Chen take a common figure of speech and transform it, literally, into a lovely expression of a universal experience." --Kirkus
"A cheering first-day story." --Publishers Weekly


The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!


The King of Kindergarten Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740740
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.


The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!


Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787042
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 14th, 2020

In a follow-up to Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her lovely hand-lettering and adorable illustrations. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind.

Tomorrow I'll be everything


The Kissing Hand Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Ruth Harper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781933718002
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Published: Tanglewood - October 15th, 1993

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.


First Day Critter Jitters Cover Image
By Jory John, Liz Climo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735228559
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Published: Dial Books - July 7th, 2020

First-day-of-school jitters have never been funnier or more reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo


We Don't Eat Our Classmates Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator), Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003551
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . .Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.


A Book for Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374312862
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 7th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year and Indie Bestseller!*

In A Book for Escargot, the standalone sequel to Escargot--written by award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Dashka Slater and illustrated by Sydney Hanson--we follow a funny and charming French snail through a library to find the book of his dreams.


Bonjour!


It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship (It's Not a Book Series, It's an Adventure) Cover Image
By Mickey Rapkin, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250229779
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Published: Imprint - June 16th, 2020

A boy overcomes his first-day-of-school fears by imagining It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship! Set sail on the high-seas with him in this picture book adventure by writer Mickey Rapkin and illustrator Teresa Martinez!

The first day of school means the first ride on the school bus. But who will I sit with? What if no one talks to me?


If I Built a School Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552918
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Published: Dial Books - August 13th, 2019

In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school--from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground.


My school will amaze you. My school will astound.
By far the most fabulous school to be found!
Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.
On a scale, 1 to 10, it's more like 15!


The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368046459
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019

Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!


If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! (Magnolia Says DON'T! #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316376570
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2015

The first hilarious story in the New York Times bestselling Magnolia Says DON'T! series about a charismatic kid who's got a terrific knack for terrible ideas!


Baby Shark: Wash Your Hands! Cover Image
By Pinkfong, Pinkfong (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063055773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 2nd, 2020

Sing along with Baby Shark! This storybook is a fun way to help little ones remember an important part of staying safe, especially as they return to daycare and classrooms.