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Super-Size Backpacks

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All Four Stars - Tara Dairman
ISBN: 9780399162527
Eleven-year-old Gladys Gatsby loves food and cooking, so when she lands an assignment to write a restaurant review for a New York City newspaper, she will do anything to make it happen, even risk the wrath of her fast-food loving parents.

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Big Nate - Lincoln Peirce
ISBN: 9781449436353
Two heads are better than one, except when they're crashing into each other! But that won't prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching great ideas for fun. Nate Wright is a wisecracking 11-year-old who knows he's destined for greatness. Nate is the star of Big Nate, the comic strip that made its debut in 1991. Nate is a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's often in hot water with his teachers and classmates, but Nate's winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.

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Class B. U. R. P. - Jenny Meyerhoff; Jason Week (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374305215
After a video of ten-year-old Louie Burger is aired on a comedy television show, Louie hopes that he will no longer be a Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs (B.U.R.P.), but his popularity is very short-lived.

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Family Tree Book Three: Best Kept Secret - Ann M. Martin
ISBN: 9780545359443
In 1977 in Princeton, Dana's daughter seven-year-old Francie is struggling to keep her dyslexia a secret from her teachers and family, and even the thought of high school and college is part of the remote and unattainable future.

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Justin Case - Rachel Vail; Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312532901
It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn't seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he's lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can't tell anyone, because technically he's too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?

Going Mobile

Pre-assembled story time kits for parents, caregivers, teachers or anyone who works with young children. Themed kits include picture books, puppets and DVDs. Please ask a library staff member for assistance in requesting a kit.

 

  • Story Times To Go Themed Kits
    Choose from: Backyard Pets, Patriotic, People Movers, Garden, Rain, Farm, Food, Friends, Pets, Wild Animals, Family, Health, School, Fairytales, Construction, Seasons, Music, Senses, Community Helpers, ABCs and 123s, Dinosaurs, Colors and Shapes.
 

Back to School!

 

Books for Little Backpacks

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Berenstain Bears' School Days - Stan Berenstain; Jan Berenstain
ISBN: 9780385388702
The six Berenstain Bears books about school in this new hardcover collection offer reassurance to elementary-age children about first-day jitters, homework, report cards, playground bullies, and more.

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Chu's First Day of School - Neil Gaiman; Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062223975
It is Chu's first day of school. Chu is nervous. He hopes the other boys and girls will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school today? Will Chu do what Chu does best?

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David Goes to School - David Shannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780590480871
As David zips through his school, he discovers that his least-favorite word, "no", is often spoken here: "NO, DAVID!" "No Yelling!" No pushing!" "No running in the halls!"

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Dinosaur vs. School - Bob Shea (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423160878
Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR! There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What's not to like?

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Dog Days of School - Kelly DiPucchio; Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786854936
Charlie thinks his dog, Norman, has got it good: he gets to spend his days lounging on the couch or playing fetch, and he never has to do any homework. But when Charlie makes a wish to be a dog instead of a boy, things get a little topsy-turvy!

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Edda - Adam Auerbach (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805097030
Edda is a Valkyrie (an ancient Norse goddess who guides and protects heroes). She lives in a magical land called Asgard where she has everything she wants. Well . . . almost everything. Edda wants to find a friend her own age. Edda's wise papa knows of a place where she can make friends: a place on Earth called "school."

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Little School Bus - Margery Cuyler; Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805094350
Join Driver Bob the school bus driver and his little school bus as they wake early, pick up the children, and drop them off at school. Then it's off to the garage to fix a tail light. All in a day's work for this trusty team.

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Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where Tales Are Told and Ogres Are Welcome) - Barbara Bottner; Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780449813294
A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) about the power of stories and storytelling.

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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) - Peter Brown
ISBN: 9780316070294
A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster!

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Ninja Boy Goes to School - N. D. Wilson
ISBN: 9780375865848
It's time for kindergarten, and a young boy is prepared for the task, thanks to his unflinching ninja skills. The challenges of school are no match for a ninja, with his quick reflexes and immense patience.

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Planet Kindergarten - Sue Ganz-Schmitt; Shane Prigmore (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452118932
This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergarteners ready for liftoff!

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Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School - Deborah Diesen; Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374360955
Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after another watching students do things he could not, until Miss Hewitt showed him to the room that was right for beginners.

 

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Early Readers

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Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club - Herman Parish; Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062221315
Amelia Bedelia loves her school. Her whole class gets along--except when it rains. Then they split into two groups--the Puddle Jumpers and the Puddle Stompers. Both clubs ask Amelia Bedelia to join, but she doesn't want to choose between her friends. Luckily, Amelia Bedelia finds a solution that makes a big splash with everyone.

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Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days - Erica Silverman; Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544230170
Yee-haw! Cowgirl Kate and her loyal cowhorse, Cocoa, are back for more boot-stompin' fun. Only problem is, school's in session and horses are not allowed. Poor Cocoa feels left behind, but not for long.

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Little Lucy Goes to School - Ilene Cooper
ISBN: 9780375971792
When Mom and Lucy the beagle go to school to deliver Bobby's forgotten lunch, Lucy gets loose.

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Monster School - Dave Keane (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060854782
Norm's class has won a prize-- a sleepover in the Monster School library! But Norm is more nervous than excited. How will he sleep without hearing a bedtime song? Or without his night-light? Or without his cat curled up next to him? But most of all, how is Norm supposed to get any sleep when he's surrounded by monsters?

 

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