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Back to School: First Day of School

on July 23, 2014

Wow! School! by Robert NeubeckerWow! School!

Izzy finds many things to be excited about on the first day of school.






I’ll Go to School If… by Bo FloodI'll go to school if---

Afraid of the first day of school, a boy says that he will attend only if he can go on a rocket or a lion, but his imaginative suggestions are balanced by Mom’s practicality.





Sam and Gram and the First Day of School by Dianne BlombergSam and Gram and the first day of school

Sam often feels frightened and lonely during his first day of school, but when it is over, he eagerly tells his grandmother all about it.





Countdown to the First Day of School by AnnMarie HarrisCountdown to the first day of school

Rhyming text introduces ten neighborhood children as they excitedly prepare for school and count down to one.





Bye, Bye! by Nancy KaufmannBye, Bye!

On the first day of school, Piggy has a difficult time letting his father go, but after he does, Piggy is in for a pleasant surprise.




I Don’t Want to Go Back to School by Marisabina RussoI don't want to go back to school

Despite his older sister’s dire warnings of all the terrible things that could go wrong on his first day in the second grade, Ben has a wonderful time.






Spider School by Francesca SimonSpider school

Because Kate got out on the wrong side of the bed, her first day at a new school proves to be a real nightmare with a gorilla for a teacher and spiders for lunch.






Miss Mingo and the First Day of School by Jamie HarperMiss Mingo and the first day of school

Miss Mingo helps all of the animal students in her class overcome their shyness on the first day of school by encouraging them to share something special about themselves. Includes facts about animals.





Splat the Cat by Rob ScottonSplat the cat

A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected.





I am Absolutely Too Small For School by Lauren ChildI am too absolutely small for school

When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.





Don't eat the teacher!Don’t Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward

Sammy the shark is so excited about the first day of school, he tries to eat everything in his path.





Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books by Diane DeGroatBrand-new pencils, brand-new books

Gilbert’s excitement over starting first grade turns to worry that the teacher will be mean, the work too hard, and his classmates too unfriendly, but throughout the day there are pleasant surprises.

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