The Day You Begin

The Day You BeginNational Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there

If I Built a School

If I Built a SchoolIn this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground My school will amaze you My school will astound.By far the most fabulous school to be found Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.On a scale, 1 to 10,

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our ClassmatesPenelope the dinosaur starts school, but it s hard to make friends when her classmates are so delicious 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

Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten!

Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten!Yo, ho, ho It s a mutiny against kindergarten Pirate Emma is about to start kindergarten But Emma s not so sure she s ready for a new captain and crew Especially since Cap n Chu the roughest, toughest, awesomest preschool cap n ever is right down the hall So Emma decides to head back to the

The Book Hog

The Book HogThe Book Hog loves books the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell and he ll grab whatever he can find There s only one problem he can t read But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are Geisel

All Are Welcome

All Are WelcomeA warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yamulkes play side by side with friends in

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!Note to self If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show and tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator But nothing will stop Magnolia, who s determined to have the best show and tell of all until her reptilian rapscallion starts getting her into some major trouble.

The King of Kindergarten

The King of KindergartenA confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten 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 Starting kindergarten is a big


GeraldineA story about how hard it is being the new kid How really hard it is being different And how especially hard it is being a giraffe in a school of human children.


TwigFinding friends isn t easy when no one can find you One, two, three One, two three Why won t someone play with me Heidi is a stick insect, long and thin like the twig of a tree It s her first day at Bug School, where she hopes to learn lots and make new friends But no one will talk to her

Dory Fantasmagory: the Real True Friend

Dory Fantasmagory: the Real True FriendThe star ofDory Fantasmagoryis heading to school Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home Dory is determined to behave like a regular old girl who never gets in trouble, but on her very first day

Big Boys Cry

Big Boys CryLet boys cry This picture book imagines a world in which boys are encouraged to express their full range of emotions It s Levi s first day at a new school, and he s scared When his father tries to comfort Levi, he falls back on the line his own father used to use with him Big boys don t cry.

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?In the newest addition to Rana DiOrio s What Does It Mean To Be series, DiOrio shows that every act of kindness is also an act of courage, and how small gestures can make a big difference to other people, animals, the planet, and even oneself.

If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!

If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!The third book in the bestselling MAGNOLIA SAYS DON T series, which started with If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don t , is another loud and cautionary tale of what not to do this time, at the library If you see a poster that says You Can Do Anything at the Library , it is NOT

School's First Day of School

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

Wemberly Worried

Wemberly WorriedWemberly worried about everything Big things Little things And things in between Then it was time for school to start.And Wemberly worried even If you ever worry or know someone who does , this is the book for you.