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Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books

by Diane De Groat Illustrated by Diane De Groat

It's the first day of first grade! Gilbert is excited and nervous at the same time. He has new school supplies, but he'll also get a new teacher, and new kids in his class. He worries about being sent to the principal, if his teacher will be nice, and if he will learn to read. Will Patti still be his best friend?

In this humorous and reassuring story by Diane deGroat, Gilbert learns that first grade is not what he had expected. Lewis is a bully, and Philip already knows how to read big fat books! But Mrs. Byrd is nice, and she helps Gilbert discover that everyone has his or her own special talent.

Young readers will be charmed by another humorous story about Gilbert and his family.

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

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Diane De Groat
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