It's the First Day of School...Forever!

R.L. Stine, read by Matthew Brown

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On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he’s dizzy and she says:
 
“You’re just worried about your first day in a new school.”
 
At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there’s no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It’s not just the first day of school; it’s the worst day of school.
 
On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he’s dizzy and she says:
 
“You’re just worried about your first day in a new school.”
 
Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it’s the first day of school…forever?

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I started to climb the stone steps that led to the white double doors at the entrance. I was halfway up when I recognized the man in the brown suit at the top.

He was Mr. Jenks, the principal. I’d met him when Mom and Dad brought me to see my new school for the first time. He was shaking hands and greeting every student.

“Artie, hello,” he said. He reached out and shook my hand. I smelled peppermint on his breath. “Welcome to Ardmore.”

I was nearly through the front door when I heard

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Artie is living his first and WORST day of school over and over again. How will he break the cycle?

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from R.L. Stine's children's horror novel It's the First Day of School... Forever!, narrated by Matthew Brown. On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says: "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets

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“Matthew Brown voices smart-mouthed Artie, capturing his mounting terror as oddly familiar events spiral out of control and his efforts to change things make matters worse... With its surprising and satisfying conclusion, this tale will not disappoint Stine’s main fans.” – School Library Journal

“Artie is pretty lovable. You have to root for this kid who is trying to do everything right, but ends up doing everything wrong, even when he’s lived through it once or twice.” – 5 Minutes for Books

“An engaging and welcome addition to children’s library audiobook collections, highly recommended.” – The Midwest Book Review

 "Stine takes the normal anxieties of childhood—in this case, the first day at a new school—and blends exaggerated humor with a few equally exaggerated moments of horror in a fast and goofy romp. Lots of fun for Stine fans.” --Booklist

 
“As usual, Stine delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love, and his mastery of sustaining mood will not disappoint. The humor and descriptive first, first day of school allow for faster pacing in the subsequent days, and kids will love the twist at the end.” --SLJ

“Stine's signature blend of horror and humor, combined with an unexpected ending, offers a fresh view on a familiar idea.” -ABC New York

“The genuinely scary encounters in Ardmore’s basement will get kids racing through the pages.  And the surprising twist in the end provides the just right explanation for it all.” –ReadKiddoRead.com

“R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, brings his unique blend of storytelling, suspense, humor and horror to It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! . . . . Stine’s many fans will not be disappointed in this book, and anyone who likes mysteries, humor or scary books will enjoy it as well.” --BookPage

“Stine excels in describing events every school child fears.  His young fans will find this one a satisfying read.” –TeensReadToo.com

“A preteen horror take on Groundhog Day . . . . Great fun as ever, supplied by genre’s most prolific and reliable master.” –Kirkus Reviews


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R.L. Stine, read by Matthew Brown

Before R. L. STINE made his name as the Stephen King of children’s literature, he was the author of humorous fiction and an editor of Bananas magazine. He is the bestselling author of more than three hundred books, including the phenomenally bestselling Goosebumps series. It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! is Stine’s first book with Feiwel and Friends.

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It's the First Day of School...Forever!
R.L. Stine, read by Matthew Brown

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
July 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427212559
ISBN10: 1427212554
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 4:00
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$15.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
July 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427212566
ISBN10: 1427212562
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 4:00
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
July 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312649548
ISBN10: 0312649541
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 400LL

$15.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250004765
ISBN10: 1250004764
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$6.99

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e-Book Agency
Feiwel & Friends
July 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429995467
ISBN10: 1429995467
Middle-Grade Fiction192 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 400LL

$4.98
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