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Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair: Book 2 By Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781797212753
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 29th, 2022

Now in paperback—book two of the spunky and clever Polly Diamond series, which celebrates the (literal) magic of writing.


Pinkalicious: School Lunch By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062245908
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Published: HarperFestival - June 23rd, 2015

Stay tuned for a brand-new show coming in winter 2018 to PBS Kids: Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

Pinkalicious decides to get school lunch for the first time, but has she bitten off more than she can chew?


The Night Before Preschool By Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
$4.99
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ISBN: 9780448454511
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - May 12th, 2011

It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.


Middle School Misadventures: Dance Disaster By Jason Platt Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780759556638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Newell’s perfectly comfortable life is turned upside down when Mrs. Hendricks announces the upcoming school dance (Fart.) and he discovers his dad is dating his math teacher (Double Fart!), forcing Newell to embrace change and grow.

At first, Newell is excited when Mrs. Hendricks announces a school dance!


Find Spot at Preschool: A Lift-the-Flap Book By Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Hill, Eric Hill (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780241484807
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Published: Warne - June 1st, 2021

Join Spot and his friends on their first day of preschool in this fun lift-the-flap book.

It's Spot's first day at preschool, and he can't wait! There are lots of fun activities to try and games to play with his friends... but when it gets to snack time, Spot has disappeared! Where has he gone?


The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
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Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.


Little Yellow Bus By Erin Guendelsberger, Suzie Mason (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Guendelsberger, Suzie Mason (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728257990
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - July 5th, 2022

Ride along in this heartwarming picture book about bravery and facing your fears, a wonderful Christmas gift!


The King of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) 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!


The Queen of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111420
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 24th, 2022

A confident little Black girl has a fantastic first day of school in this companion to the New York Times bestseller The King of Kindergarten.


Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias: A Graphix Chapters Book (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #2) By Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey, Pearl Low (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338736625
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Published: Graphix - August 2nd, 2022

Dr. Victor's assistant at the science museum may -- or may not -- be Frankenstein's monster in this funny and spooky series from Graphix Chapters.

Get drawn into reading with Graphix Chapters!

Graphix Chapters are ideal books for beginning and newly independent readers aged 6 - 8.


Pizza and Taco: Too Cool for School By Stephen Shaskan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593376072
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

New backpacks? Check! Besties Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but are they ready to meet the cool new kid?


The Loud House Back To School Special By The Loud House Creative Team Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781545808917
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Published: Papercutz - July 26th, 2022

Time to hit the books with The Loud House! Join Lincoln, Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa, and Lily as they explain the secrets of the universe, or the secrets to surviving school anyways!


Llama Llama Back to School By Anna Dewdney, JT Morrow (Illustrator), Reed Duncan Cover Image
By Anna Dewdney, JT Morrow (Illustrator), Reed Duncan
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352441
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022

A Netflix Original series

With over 30 million copies in print, Anna Dewdney's New York Times bestselling Llama Llama books have provided hours of comfort and fun-to-read-aloud rhyme.


Love, Diana: Boris the School Bully (I Can Read Level 1) By Inc. PocketWatch Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063204423
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Published: HarperCollins - June 28th, 2022

Based on the YouTube global phenomenon, this Level 1 I Can Read is the perfect surprise for the Love, Diana fan in your life!

When Boris and his boring bullies try to ruin recess, Diana and her brother Roma must save their friends from the playground villains.


Squad Goals (Hearts & Crafts #1) By Lisa Papademetriou Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338603064
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2022

A story of family, friendship, and making life work -- no matter what it throws at you!

Mackenzie Miller has big goals

For instance, conquering 7th grade -- with projects.


Mae's First Day of School By Kate Berube Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781419752421
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 2022

From the author-illustrator of Hannah and Sugar comes a back-to-school tale about facing your fears, now in paperback with bonus tear-out lunchbox notes

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?


Strangeville School Is Totally Normal By Darcy Miller, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcy Miller, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593309513
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Published: Yearling - July 19th, 2022

This new highly-illustrated series is guaranteed to make you laugh so hard milk will come out of your nose! Strangeville School is the wackiest, most dangerous school you will ever attend...and you'll desperately want to come back for more!


Spencer Goes to School (Spencer the Cat) By Michelle Romo Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781523514892
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - June 21st, 2022

It’s time for school, Spencer!

Spencer the cat is back in a board book shaped just like him. Here Spencer goes to his first day of school, where he meets new friends and a nice teacher, sings the ABC’s, and paints a picture in art class: so much fun!


Anne's School Days: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables (An Anne Chapter Book #3) By Kallie George, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kallie George, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735267343
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Published: Tundra Books - July 5th, 2022

The third book in an early-reader series inspired by Anne of Green Gables, starring the spirited Anne Shirley as she navigates her first days of school and the incorrigible Gilbert Blythe.


School Years Record Book: Save and Organize Memories from Preschool through 12th Grade By Reader's Digest (Editor) Cover Image
By Reader's Digest (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781621458036
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Published: Trusted Media Brands - August 2nd, 2022

A keepsake that will help you create a customized memory book for your child, with pockets to store awards, artwork and assignments and prompts to note special moments and milestones.Takes your child from nursery school to graduation!

You take pride in your child's many accomplishments.


Spy School at Sea By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534479449
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

In the ninth addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces his nemesis, Murray Hill, on the high seas.

Thanks to the evidence Ben uncovered in his investigation of the Croatoan, the CIA has tracked his nemesis, Murray Hill, to Central America, where they believe he is boarding the world’s biggest cruise ship, The Emperor of the Seas


Spy School Project X By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534479494
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

In the tenth book in the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley races against time and across state lines—by car, train, boat, and plane—to avoid his new cyber enemies and track down Murray Hill.

Ben Ripley’s longtime nemesis, Murray Hill, has put a price on Ben’s head and accused him of being at the center of a conspiracy on th


Mermaid School By Joanne Stewart Wetzel, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593480090
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Published: Dragonfly Books - July 19th, 2022

Starting school is always exciting... especially when you're a mermaid! From schools of fish to the A B Seas, this whimsical underwater tale puts a fun twist on what to expect on the first day of school.


Little Bat in Night School By Brian Lies Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358269847
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Published: Clarion Books - June 29th, 2021

Little Bat is excited about his first night in school! Readers will love to see him spread his wings in this sweet, inspiring picture book from New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning Brian Lies. Perfect for fans of We Don't Eat Our Classmates and The King of Kindergarten.


Little Bat Up All Day By Brian Lies Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358269854
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Published: Clarion Books - July 12th, 2022

Little Bat has never stayed up all day before! How does the world look when he's normally asleep? This sweet, sunny picture book from New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning Brian Lies is a charming story of new experiences and new friends.


We Don't Eat Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, 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.


We Will Rock Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368059596
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 21st, 2020


Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.


Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
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Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

“Combines wonderful characters and history to create a story that will make you want to dive right in!” JERRY CRAFT, author of the Newbery Medal–winning New Kid

A splashy, contemporary middle grade graphic novel from bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas!


Punky Aloha By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063079236
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Published: HarperCollins - June 7th, 2022

Meet Punky Aloha: a girl who uses the power of saying "aloha" to experience exciting and unexpected adventures!

Punky loves to do a lot of things—except meeting new friends. She doesn’t feel brave enough.


Don't Worry, Murray By David Ezra Stein, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062845245
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2022

The perfect gift for dog lovers!

Bark, George meets Wemberly Worried in this new classic picture book from David Ezra Stein, Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Interrupting Chicken and Leaves. The ideal read for back-to-school anxiety and soothing nerves all year long.


Surely Surely Marisol Rainey (Maybe Marisol #2) By Erin Entrada Kelly, Erin Entrada Kelly (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970459
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 9th, 2022

“Anyone who has ever had trouble feeling brave will be empowered by Marisol.”—NBC News


One Thursday Afternoon By Barbara Dilorenzo Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781947888371
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Published: Flyaway Books - September 6th, 2022

When Granddad picks Ava up from school one Thursday afternoon, she's quiet. She doesn't want to talk about the lockdown drill that has stirred up her worries.

How can she be so afraid in a place that has always felt so safe?


Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536223460
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Published: Candlewick - September 6th, 2022

For anyone who has ever had the Sunday night blues, Judy declares that every day can be a holiday if you just find something to celebrate. Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, anyone?

Crumbs! Why can’t every day be Saturday?


The World of Emily Windsnap: Shona Finds Her Voice By Liz Kessler, Joanie Stone (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Liz Kessler, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536225556
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Published: Candlewick - September 6th, 2022

With her best friend’s help, can mermaid Shona get up the nerve to share her singing talents at school? A new reader for younger fans based on the New York Times best-selling Emily Windsnap novels.


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Besties: Find Their Groove (The World of Click) By Kayla Miller, Kristina Luu (Illustrator), Jeffrey Canino Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780358561927
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Published: Clarion Books - September 27th, 2022

A fun and fresh spin-off of the New York Times bestselling Click graphic novels. With the school dance around the corner, fashionistas Beth and Chanda are ready to dazzle!


Invisible: A Graphic Novel By Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Gabriela Epstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338194548
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Published: Graphix - August 2nd, 2022

For fans of New Kid and Allergic, a must-have graphic novel about five very different students who are forced together by their school to complete community service...


Rick the Rock of Room 214 By Julie Falatko, Ruth Chan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Falatko, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534494640
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

Even rocks have big dreams in this sweet and wacky picture book for fans of Aaron Reynolds and Mac Barnett about a display rock who longs to explore the great outdoors!

Rick is a rock. For as long as he can remember, he’s lived on the Nature Finds shelf in Room 214 alongside an acorn, some moss, and a piece of bark.