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Books for Back to School Season

Picture Books

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King of Kindergarten by Derrick D. Barnes
Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.

School's First Day of School by Adam Rex
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.

Bunny's Book Club Goes to School by Annie Silvestro
Bunny's human friend, Josie, is nervous about starting a new school so he and his Book Club friends pay her a surprise visit--once they get past the distractions.

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

Butterflies on the First Day of School by Annie Silvestro
Rosie is nervous to start her first day at kindergarten until her mother tells her that it is just butterflies in her tummy.

Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly
Struggling to fit in as the only giraffe in a school of children, reluctant newcomer Geraldine meets fellow outcast Cassie and learns how to stand out by being herself, playing by her own rules, and staying true to her new friend.

Lena's Shoes are Nervous by Keith Calabrese
Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave.

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

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