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Whether children are starting school for the first time or readjusting to a new school year, theses books will help them acclimate.

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Action Jackson

One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender...

"...One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender.... One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist). Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan use this moment as the departure point for a unique picture book about a great painter and the way in which he worke..."

By Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan and Robert Andrew Parker

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First Second

Adventures in Cartooning

How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics

In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them!    Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a...

By James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost

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Roaring Brook Press

All Stations! Distress!

April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank

THE "UNSINKABLE" MEETS THE UNTHINKABLE -- A gripping acount of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic.  It took 4,000 men to build it, 23 tons of animal...

"...it such a vivid shape that you'd swear you've never heard the story before.. STARRED REVIEW, School Library..."

Don Brown Don Brown

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Applesauce Season

When the first apples of the season--Ida Red and Paula Red, Twenty Ounce, McIntosh, and Ginger Gold--show up in the city markets, it's time to take out the big...

By Eden Ross Lipson and Mordicai Gerstein

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It was Halloween. And it was a school day. The children were eager for school to be over. Everyone was excited about going trick or treating. Everyone...

Lisa Passen

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Roaring Brook Press

Bad Kitty

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time....

"...Award, the Children’s Choice Award for Tennessee..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are...

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Break out the bandages! Bad Kitty needs a bath. And she’s not getting in the tub without a fight.

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Being Teddy Roosevelt

Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to...

"...of world leaders at the tea is a sight to behold."  --Kirkus Reviews   "Enriched by its portrait of grade..."

By R. W. Alley and Claudia Mills

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Best in Show for Rotten Ralph

A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader

“To thine own self be true.” The cat show is coming to town and Rotten Ralph is hungry for glory – and desperate to defeat his perfect cousin Percy,...

By Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel

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Henry Holt and Co.

Building on Nature

The Life of Antoni Gaudi

In a small village in Spain lives a boy named Antoni Gaudí.   His home is in Catalonia, a place of jagged mountain peaks and silvery olive trees, splashed...

By Rachel Victoria Rodriguez and Julie Paschkis

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Feiwel & Friends

The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of Dr. Seuss-style rhymes for elementary school readers. ...

"...of Lane Smith’s Happy Hockey Family.” —Kirkus Reviews “This collection of stories is fun albeit..."

By Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

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Yay! Hooray! Yippee! This book will make you giggle with glee!

By Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

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Frances Foster Books

The Champion of Children

The Story of Janusz Korczak

In 1912, a well-known doctor and writer named Janusz Korczak designed an extraordinary orphanage for Jewish children in Warsaw, Poland. Believing that children...

Tomek Bogacki Tomek Bogacki

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Cinder Rabbit

Every bunny at Grand Rabbits School is excited about the spring play. As the star, Zoe has to lead her whole class in the Bunny Hop. But she has one big...

"...and pizzazz.” —Phyllis Root, author of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winning Big Momma Makes the World..."

By Lynn E. Hazen and Elyse Pastel

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Flash Point

Clean Air

Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy,...

Andrew Bridges

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Clean Water

Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy,...

Beth Geiger

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Frances Foster Books

Daffodil, Crocodile

Triplet Daffodil does not want to be as sweet as a flower, and she is sick and tired of constantly being mistaken for her sisters. With a papier-mâché...

"...celebration of a child’s need to define herself.”  --Kirkus Reviews   “Lots of curves and movement..."

By Tomek Bogacki and Emily Jenkins

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Uh-oh. Bear's head is stuck in a bucket. Oh, my. Oh, no. Fortunately Bear's good friend Dog is there to rescue him. Dog pulls, and he pulls, and he pulls—and...

Laura Vaccaro Seeger Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Dog Day

Ben and Ellie have a new teacher. But wait a minute – the new teacher is a dog named Riff! With Riff in charge, reading, writing, and arithmetic are abandoned...

".... A real crowd-pleaser.” —Starred, Kirkus Reviews “Broadway, Hayes’s daughter-in-law, uses digital..."

By Sarah Hayes and Hannah Broadway

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Dolores Meets Her Match

Dolores is the cat expert, always bragging about her cat, Duncan. But when Hillary arrives on the scene, proud owner of Harold, a Siamese kitten from a family...

"...Dolores is the cat expert, always bragging about her cat, Duncan. But when Hillary arrives on the scene, proud owner of Harold, a Siamese kitten from a family.... Dolores is the cat expert, always bragging about her cat, Duncan. But when Hillary arrives on the scene, proud owner of Harold, a Siamese kitten from a family of prize-winning show cats who has seven different ways of saying meow..."

Barbara Samuels

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Don't Forget Your Etiquette!

The Essential Guide to Misbehavior

If you’re smart, you’ll read my book Of modern children’s etiquette. If you don’t, I’m sad to say – Your life will be pathetiquette. Meet Miss...

"...!. "Exuberant."  --Kirkus Reviews   "Clever.  This book will tickle children's funny bones."  --School..."

By David Greenberg and Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Henry Holt and Co.

An Eye for Color

The Story of Josef Albers

As a child, Josef Albers loved to watch his handyman father paint houses.When Josef grew up and became an artist, he reduced each image to its simplest shapes,...

By Julia Breckenreid and Natasha Wing

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Feiwel & Friends

Fairy School Dropout

A humorous new trilogy from the Australian publishers of Go Girl!, filled with clever magical fairy devises (such as the self-cleaning refrigerator that throws...

Meredith Badger Meredith Badger

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