Picture Books Aliki Marianthe's story one: painted words PICTURE BOOK ALI J In the first of two stories, Mari starts school in a new land. The second story is about village life in her country before she and her family left in search of a better life. Allard, Harry "Miss Nelson" titles PICTURE BOOK ALL J Cuyler, Margery 100th day worries PICTURE BOOK CUY J Jessica worries about collecting 100 objects to take to class for the 100th day of school. Gantos, Jack Back to school for Rotten Ralph PICTURE BOOK GAN J Afraid of being left alone, Rotten Ralph, the nasty red cat, follows Sarah to school and tries to prevent her from making new friends. Keller, Holly Harry and Tuck PICTURE BOOK KEL J Twins develop differences when they are in kindergarden and for the first time separated. Martin, Ann M. Rachel Parker, kindergarten show-off PICTURE BOOK MAR J Five-year-old Olivia's new neighbor Rachel is in her kindergarten class, and they must overcome feelings of jealousy and competitiveness to be friends. O'Neill, Alexis The recess queen PICTURE BOOK ONE J Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the recess queen. Polacco, Patricia Thank you, Mr. Falker PICTURE BOOK POL J At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem. Recorvits, Helen My name is Yoon PICTURE BOOK REC J Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country. Reynolds, Peter The dot PICTURE BOOK REY J Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind. Rockwell, Anne F. 100 school days PICTURE BOOK ROC J The students in Mrs. Madoff's class keep track of the days they have been in school, marking each interval of ten, until they reach 100 days. Shannon, David A bad case of stripes PICTURE BOOK SHA J In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself. Slate, Joseph Miss Bindergarten celebrates the 100th PICTURE BOOK SLA J day of kindergarten To celebrate one hundred days in Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten class, all her students bring one hundred of something to school, including a one hundred-year-old relative, one hundred candy hearts, and one hundred polka dots. Smalls, Irene Beginning school PICTURE BOOK SMA J When Alicia makes a new friend and becomes involved in the fun activities of an integrated kindergarten, she soon forgets her former anxieties about beginning school. Sturges, Philemon I love school! EASY PICTURE STU J A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten. Stuve-Bodeen, Babu's song PICTURE BOOK STU J Stephanie In Tanzania, Bernardi's mute grandfather makes him a wonderful music box and then helps him realize his dream of owning a soccer ball and going to school. Uegaki, Chieri Suki's Kimono PICTURE BOOK UEG J Suki’s favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother’s visit last summer. Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school — no matter what anyone says. Fiction Books Birney, Betty G. The world according to Humphrey FICTION BIR J Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher. Cleary, Beverly "Ramona" titles FICTION CLE J Clements, Andrew Jake Drake, class clown FICTION CLE J Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in Jake's second-grade class, and she never smiles. But when Jake cracks up the class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life: to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh! Clements, Andrew Jake Drake, teacher's pet FICTION CLE J Jake remembers the terrible days in third grade when everbody thought he was the teacher's pet. Codell, Esme Raji Sahara special FICTION COD J Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates. DeLaCroix, Alice The hero of third grade FICTION DEL J When Randall changes to a new school, he pretends to be an anonymous hero until, when his third grade class plans a fundraiser, he finds that being himself is good enough. Duffey, Betsy How to be cool in the third grade FICTION DUF J When Robbie York is marked as a target by a bully at school, he decides that the only way to survive the third grade is by being cool. Evans, Douglas Math rashes: and other classroom tales FICTION EVA J This collection of nine short stories presents episodes of education gone awry. Hermes, Patricia The wild year FICTION HER J In book 3 of the My America series "Joshua's Oregon trail diary," Joshua's diary comes to an end with stories of life in Oregon, his sister lost in the woods, and Joshua starting school. Hill, Kirkpatrick The year of Miss Agnes FICTION HIL J Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher. Hornik, Laurie Miller Zoo school FICTION HOR J The students at the strange new Zoo School have never seen a school like it before, but when inspectors try to close it down because of irregularities, the students are surprised to find out how much they have learned. Hurwitz, Johanna Starting school FICTION HUR J Although placed in separate classes, twins Marius and Marcus prove to be double trouble for their kindergarten teachers. Johnston, Tony The spoon in the bathroom wall FICTION JOH J Living in the boiler room of the school where her father is janitor seems normal to fourth grader Martha Snapdragon, until she has experiences with an evil principal, the class bully, and a mysterious giant spoon, all reminiscent of the Arthurian legends. Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry and the Goog FICTION KLI J When Horrible Harry's pet cat, Googer, sneaks a ride and gets into the school building, third- graders Harry and Doug have to catch him before anyone else does, which means going into some forbidden places. Lay, Kathryn Crown me! FICTION LAY J As part of an experiment in a social studies class, fifth graders Justin Davies and Andrea Carey are declared king and queen for two weeks, but they soon learn that royal life is a royal pain as their classmates revolt in this hilarious send-up of political ambitions. Lindgren, Astrid Pippi goes to school FICTION LIN J After Tommy and Annika entice Pippi Longstocking into going to school, her first-and-only day there is unlike anything they ever expected. McKenna, Colleen Good grief, third grade FICTION MCK J O'Shaughnessy Marsha Cessano, Collette Murphy's neighbor, is determined to be good in third grade--no messy desk, no temper, no tricks--but Roger Friday is making it difficult. McMorrow, Catherine The jellybean principal FICTION MCM J Jim, Ellen, and Judy see their friendship threatened when their uncontrollable fighting in school gets them in trouble with the principal. Papademetriou, Lisa Sixth-grade glommers, norks, and me FICTION PAP J Keeping a journal of words that help define her world, Allie tries to navigate through the strange land of sixth grade. Park, Barbara "Junie B. Jones" titles FICTION PAR J Ray, Delia Ghost girl: a Blue Ridge Mountain story FICTION RAY J Eleven-year-old April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her Madison County, Virginia, home but her family's poverty, grief over the accidental death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from the wonderful teacher, Miss Vest. Rodman, Mary Ann Yankee girl FICTION ROD J When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly- integrated school. Sandin, Joan Coyote school news FICTION SAN J In 1938-1939, fourth-grader Monchi Ramirez and the other students at Coyote School enjoy their new teacher, have a special Christmas celebration, participate in the Tucson Rodeo Parade, and produce their own school newspaper. Smallcomb, Pam The last burp of Mac McGerp FICTION SMA J Mac McGerp, winner of the Best Burper first prize at the Tri-county Fair, and his good friend, Lido, try to figure out how to deal with the new repressive school principal. Wilhelm, Doug The revealers FICTION WIL J Tired of being bullied and picked on, three seventh-grade outcasts join forces and, using scientific methods and the power of the Internet, begin to create a new atmosphere at Parkland Middle School.
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