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dePaola, Tomie
Bill, a crocodile, and Pete, his bird friend, have numerous adventures on the Nile River. Some of these include Bill's first day of school, an encounter with a bad guy, and various situations at home.

Conford, Ellen
Geraldine is an oppossum who likes to hang by her tail and juggle acorns. Her parents tell her that she should do something more worthwhile, so she takes dancing, weaving, and sculpture lessons. She discovers that she is not very good at these things, so she opens her own juggling school.

Marshall, Edward
A little thing from outer space is observing our planet. He learns about school, Halloween, and Christmas. He meets a new friend named Buckly who he helps out of a jam.

Lears, Laurie
When you are a child, waiting can be a very difficult task. Stephen finds a reason to wait in order to rescue a goose from a metal trap. Stephen's persistence with nature brings him a special moment.

Santiago, Chiori
Benny Lee and his brother Stanley must leave their famiy and Indian tribe to go to a boarding school run by the government. At school, the boys must wear uncomfortable clothes, speak English only, and learn lessons in a classroom. The boys visit their family and tribe in their dreams at night. Whem summer comes, the boys do not have a ticket to go home so they figure out a plan to get home to Medicine Mountain.

Cadnum, Michael
A moving truck and moving men load items from a boy's house until the house is empty. The boy and his parents feel differently as they leave and travel to their new house. The boy meets two children and hopes someday they will be his friends!

Shannon, David
David is quite the mischievous student, full of energy and always keeping his teacher on her toes. His entertaining antics make it impossible not to enjoy him.

Hest, Amy
It's baby ducks first day of school and she's a little bit nervous. Mr. and Mrs. Duck tell her to be brave because she's going to have so much fun. They hurry off to school and meet Grandpa duck on the way who gives baby duck the confidence she needs for the first day. Baby duck happily goes off to school with her new friend Dary Duck.

Beech, Linda
It is Ms. Frizzle's birthday so the kids plan a party, but something is missing -- a cake!For a field trip, they go to the bakery and bake a cake and accidentally get baked inside the magic school bus.

Politi, Leo
When Leo gets an Indian costume from his father, he doesn't realize all the attention he will receive. From California to Italy, many people admire the costume so much that his friends make their own.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
In an orphanage, a little girl named Madeline falls in a pond and is saved by a dog. The children want to keep the dog, but the school does not allow pets. After the inspection, they keep the dog anyway.

Rowan, Kate
How do we get sick?Join Sam and his mom as they talk about germs and their bodies. Help them figure out how bodies fight off enemy germs.

Prelutsky, Jack
Everyday the students at Diffendoofer School learn many new things. They become worried though, when they discover that they must pass a special test. They pass with no problems and Diffendoofer Day is declared!

Miles, Miska
Gertrude is bullied by a boy at school. She decides to tear his shirt which brings more serious consequences than she had ever imagined.

McCain, Becky Ray
Members of a class are always picking on Ray. Finally, a student decides that he can't continue to ignore this, so he tells a teacher about the situation. When the bullies come around this time, so do the teacher and principal.

Borden, Louise
Mrs. K teaches Ann's third grade class. In class they are explorers, scientists, poets, and astronauts. They are always learning something new. One day, Mrs. K doesn't come to school. The students learn that she is in the hospital with cancer. For the rest of the year the third grade has a substitute. On the last day of school, Mrs. K comes back to surprise her students.

Marshall, James
Spud Jenkins and Joe Turner are a couple of boys who have wild imaginations, create chaos through their neighborhood, help a girl get some toys and start off on the wrong foot with the assistant principal.

Bradman, Tony
Michael is different from his classmates. He misbehaves, always runs late, and does not do very well in his classes. His teachers believe he will have trouble all through life. He proves them wrong when he grows up to be an astronaut.

Ziegler, Sandra
A group of children visit a bakery and learn how to bake bread and buns.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia goes to the school to give the principal a message and ends up teaching for the day. She follows the teachers directions in an unusual way. The teacher and the kids both enjoy her, especially her taffy apples she gives as a treat.

Florian, Douglas
The life of a chef is a busy one!A chef starts her day off at the market, buys and cleans the food, then prepares it. Finally, the restaurant opens and the hungry customers are served.

Rathmann, Peggy
A policeman shares his safety tips with school children. His dull speeches become entertaining when his dog performs tricks on stage behind him. The children pay attention and improve their safety skills.

Strauss, Linda Leopold
A day in preschool is full of fun activities and energetic students. The students come into the classroom excited to learn and play with friends. They paint, play, eat and sleep. The students explore, dance and play until it's time to go home!

Lasker, Joe
Nick, confined to a wheelchair, is going to school for the first time. He is anxious and scared. Nick overcomes his feelings and makes friends at school.

Ashley, Bernard
Ling Sung feels that he's not able to do anything at his school. One day by accident, his use of pretend chopsticks amazes his classmates and teachers.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Little Bear made a new friend named Emily one summer. They play with each other until Emily has to go back to school in the fall. Little Bear is sad to lose his friend.

Myers, Bernice
It is the first day of school. Michael is nervous as he gets dressed, eats his breakfast, and rides the bus to school. Mrs. Daniels, a teacher, also gets ready for school. She is nervous, too. When Michael and Mrs. Daniels arrive at school, they discover that they are in the same classroom.

Keller, Holly
Harrison and Tucker are twin brothers who are very close and act alike as they are growing up. When they go to kindergarten, they end up in different classrooms. Although they are upset intially, they learn to develop differences and like it.

Munsch, Robert
Thomas is a stubborn boy. One day when his mother buys him a new snowsuit, Thomas refuses to wear it. Eventually, Thomas wears the snowsuit and gets angry. This occurs at school, which leads to a humorous situation.

Brillhart, Julie
Anna is a teacher who moves away to a new house. Her students are sad that she is leaving so they make an apron for her. Anna writes to her students to keep in touch.

Marshall, Janet Perry
A young boy decides what he wants to take to school today in his pocket and tells why it is important to take these things.

McNamara, Louise
Henry has finally decided what to do with all of the pennies his father gave him. We wants to buy a white elephant at the school fair. When he realizes that the white elephant booth is just things that no one wants, he is sad, but soon finds something that he wants.

Lester, Julius
A boy named Sam picks out bright clothes for his first day of school. On his way to school he runs into some tigers who want to eat him but he trades his bright clothes for his life. His bright clothes cause such a ruckus among the tigers that they fight each other and Sam gets his clothes back.

Simon, Norma
A little girl goes through an average day doing things and asking, What do I do? in key situations. Then on the next page, she does the appropriate thing. This book is in both Spanish and English.

Lewis, Kim
James takes his new stuffed elephant, Harry, everywhere with him. Eventually, when Harry begins to become worn and his ears start to sag, James is old enough to start school. Being separated from a close companion like Harry will take a little more effort than James thinks.

O'Connor, Jane
Lulu is nervous about starting witch school and really wants to do well. But, there is one little witch named Sandy that always does things better. Lulu realizes there are some things that she can do better!

Martin, Ann
Olivia's new neighbor, Rachel, is in her kindergarten class. They must overcome feelings of jealousy and competitiveness to be friends.

Showers, Paul
Losing and growing teeth are events that all children experience as they grow up. Learning how this process occurs and learning about the functions of teeth can be interesting and fun.

Hazen, Barbara Shook
A girl becomes shy when she is not around her family. One day, she meets a boy who has just moved into her school. She becomes friends with the new boy and overcomes her shyness.

Wittman, Sally
Ben hates Valentine's Day because he didn't get any Valentines at the party last year. He decides to forge Valentines from the students in his class to give some to himself, but he ends up giving them all to the new boy who didn't get any Valentines either.

Udry, Janice May
Mary Jo never talks during share time in school. She thinks of sharing her brand new umbrella, or the grasshopper she helped her brother catch, but her classmates already had shared those things. She eventually thinks of something to share that no one has shared -- her father.

Danziger, Paula
Justin is Amber Brown's best friend and companion in all sorts of imaginative and pretend play. Amber is sad when she discovers Justin is moving away. Third grade adds up to one terrible year.

Burningham, John
On his way to school, a little boy is held up by various problems along the way which make him late to school. His teacher makes him write sentences because he thinks he is making up his excuses for being tardy.

Nolen, Jerdine
This little girl loves to be in her momma's kitchen. There's always something going on. From college announcements, to family dinners, to late nights of singing, everything happens in the kitchen. It is the most special place in the house.

Maestro, Betsy
Today is a snow day!Since the roads are covered with snow, school is cancelled. City workers and people in their homes must clear away the snow.

De Bruyn, Monica
Lauren was a new girl in town with no friends. She found a ring and pretended that it had magical powers. She was upset when she lost it one day, but she made new friends and realized she did not need the ring.

Hearne, Betsy
A young girl tells the story of her family's history. She explains how each of her female ancestors played a very important role in the shaping of this family's history.

Murphy, Stuart J.
Time to wake up! Sammie the dog helps his friend get ready for school. How many minutes will it take to get ready for school? Help Sammie count the minutes it takes to get things done: eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, give hugs, and go off to school.

Caudill, Rebecca
Jay, a six year old boy, finds a cricket and makes him his pet. On the first day of school, Jay takes Cricket to school in his pocket. When Cricket chirps in class, Jay's teacher asks him to take it out for show and tell. Jay is very proud to show off his cricket.

Wolff, Patricia Rae
Everyday on his walk to school, Trigg must cross the toll bridge where a mean troll lives. The troll will not let Trigg pass, so Trigg must think of ways to outsmart the troll.