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Mission: Back to School

By: Susan Hood
illustrated by: Mary Lundquist

What will distract first-time students from first-day jitters? Entering secret-agent mode, of course! The team from Mission: New Baby is back with a new assignment: turn school into a thrilling action...

Sophie's Squash Go to School

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf

This charming sequel to the beloved Sophie’s Squash is the perfect antidote to the back-to-school jitters. Sophie goes to school for the first time and has no interest in making friends that aren’t...

Rufus the Writer

By: Elizabeth Bram
illustrated by: Chuck Groenink

Want to encourage a child to write creatively? Introduce him to Rufus! The joy of writing (and reading) fills every page of this charming picture book.   Why have a lemonade stand when you can have...


Rosie Goes to Preschool

By: Karen Katz

"An outstandingly clear and reassuring entry into the crowded field of getting-ready-for-preschool books." —BooklistWho better to offer advice to children facing the first day of preschool than...

R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book

By: Tad Hills

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes...

Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster

By: Matthew McElligott

Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to enroll in Dr. Cosmic's class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science in this perfect blend of adventure...


The First Day of School (Barbie)

By: Mary Man-Kong
illustrated by: Susanna Amati

Girls ages 3 to 7 will love to read how Barbie and her sisters help Chelsea deal with the first day of school in this brand-new series that focuses on the special moments in a girl's life. This full-color...

The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus

By: Stan & Jan Berenstain, illustrated by the authors

It's 7:45 a.m. and Gus the bus driver is on his way. But the Cubs aren's even up yet! Will they miss the bus? Told in humorous easy-to-read text, this simple story offers up a blow-by-blow description...

My Secret Bully

By: by Trudy Ludwig
illustrated by: Abigail Marble

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Back to School Book Guide for Middle Grade Educators

For fans of Frozen, The City of Ember, and The School of Good and Evil, the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy,...

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Ready for School with Picture Books

A note to teachers and librarians:
Back-to-school butterflies aren’t just for school children. You’re also getting your classroom ready for bright new faces in the fall, or helping
pick out...

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Louis Sachar Author Study Guide


From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes Fuzzy Mud, a New York Times bestseller. 

"Sachar blends elements...

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Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster Educators’ Guide (with STEM and CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matthew McElligott
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and a youth librarian for 17 years

Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to enroll in Dr. Cosmic's class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science in this perfect blend of adventure...

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R is for Rocket: An ABC Book Educators’ Guide

By: Tad Hills

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes...

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Betty Goes Bananas Storytime Kit

By: Steve Antony

Like Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, this book offers families a perfect opportunity to openly discuss emotions and behavior.

Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants...

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I Pledge Allegiance Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance...

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And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden...

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Muckers Book Talk

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

BOOK TALK
Hatley, Arizona is a mining town and the copper has all been mined.  When the mine closes, the school will also close because people will leave Hatley.  So this is the final year of the...


Too Cool for this School Book Talk

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BOOK TALK
Life is about as perfect as it can get for Lane Cisco.  She is starting her first year at Rio Chama Middle School and has just been chosen as one of the sixth grade class captains.  Why...

Outcasts United and Out of Nowhere Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Warren St. John and Maria Padian

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The Invisible Boy

By: Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by: Patrice Barton

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the...

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