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Happy School Year!

Happy School Year!

by Susan Milord Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

All over town, children are waking up...choosing clothes...eating breakfast...getting ready for the first day of school! But for some kids, the day is more scary than special - cause for hiding under the covers rather than leaping out of bed. It's only after they arrive at school and discover the wonderful surprise waiting there that they know: It's going to be a HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR!

Inspired by First Day of School events held in communities nationwide, and written with the cooperation of the First Day of School America Foundation, Happy School Year! speaks to both the real fear and the exciting possibilities of every child's first day.



Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
AD740L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Susan Milord Susan Milord is the author of Happy School Year!, Pebbles and Willa the Wonderful, as well as the nonfiction titles The Kids' Nature Book and Hands Around the World.
Mary Newell DePalma Mary Newell-DePalma illustrated A Grand Old Tree, which has sold more than 50,000 copies, as well as the Nutcracker Doll and My Chair.

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