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Captain Abdul's Pirate School
by Colin McNaughton Illustrated by Colin McNaughton
The incorrigible Colin McNaughton sets sail with a hilarious high-seas, high-time adventure for every swashbuckling young matey. Ahoy! 
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School
Series: LaRue
by Mark Teague

Through a series of hilarious letters home, Ike tries everything to get released from obedience school. Forget that the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy is like a spa or a very fancy sleep-away camp, Ike just can't adapt.

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Ella the Elegant Elephant
by Carmela D'Amico , Steven D'Amico

She's younger than Babar, shyer than Lily, and every bit as cute as Olivia. Hang on to your hats, here comes Ella!

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A Fine, Fine School
by Sharon Creech Illustrated by Harry Bliss
One day, Mr. Keene called all the students and teachers together and said, "This is a fine, fine school! From now on, let's have school on Saturdays too." And then there was more. School all weekend. School on the holidays. School in the SUMMER! What was next . . . SCHOOL AT NIGHT?
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If You Take a Mouse to School
Series: If You Give , Book #5
by Laura Numeroff Illustrated by Felicia Bond
If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he'll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he'll need a notebook and some pencils. He'll probably want to share your backpack, too...
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I SPY School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles
Series: I SPY Classics
by Jean Marzollo

Vibrant photographs delight the eyes, while rhyming riddles challenge the mind. The nationally best-selling series continues to win the praise of fans and reviewers everywhere.

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Judy Moody: Around the World in 8½ Days
Series: Judy Moody, Book #7
by Megan McDonald Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

A brand-new friend and a big class project put Judy in an international mood in this comical new adventure.

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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Series: Junie B. Jones, Book #1
by Barbara Park Illustrated by Denise Brunkus
Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.
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The Magic School Bus® Takes a Dive: A Book About Coral Reefs
Series: Magic School Bus TV, Book #30
by Joanna Cole Illustrated by Bruce Degen
Designed to be accessible for younger readers, books in this series are easier to read and follow the plot of the popular PBS Magic School Bus television series.
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Miss Nelson Is Missing
Series: Miss Nelson
by Harry Allard Illustrated by James Marshall
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a substitute.
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Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth
by Alison McGhee Illustrated by Harry Bliss
Sure, first-grade teacher Mrs. Watson may "look "human, but it is a known and proven fact that she is actually a three-hundred-year-old alien who steals baby teeth from her students. Thank goodness for a second grader's warning, because this little first grader has a secret: She has a loose tooth!
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My Teacher Sleeps in School
by Leatie Weiss Illustrated by Ellen Weiss
Because Mrs. Marsh is always in her classroom before the students arrive and always stays after they leave, Mollie becomes convinced that her teacher has no home other than the school.
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The New Bear at School
by Carrie Weston

It's hard enough being the new kid at school, but when you're a big bear like Boris, it's even worse! Poor Boris tries his best to be gentle, but his sharp-toothed smile scares away the other animals. How will he ever make a friend?

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The Recess Queen
by Alexis O'Neill Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith

In this sassy playground romp the irrepressible new kid dethrones the reigning recess bully by doing the unthinkable — she invites her to be her friend!

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell Illustrated by David Catrow

Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy and has buckteeth and a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. But armed with the encouraging words of her grandmother, Molly Lou confidently confronts the class bully at her new school.

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Stuart Goes to School
by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Martin Matje
Our favorite worrier is back, and Stuart is about to start third grade. As he makes his way to the first day of school, wearing the worst outfit ever, what could a first-rate worrier do but worry?
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Thank You, Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

In this autobiographical story, Little Trisha, overjoyed at the thought of learning how to read struggles when she finds that all the letters and numbers get jumbled up.

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What Teachers Can't Do
by Douglas Wood Illustrated by Doug Cushman
There are lots of things that regular people can do, but teachers can't. Teachers can't ride a bike or scooter to school. And they can never be tardy. Teachers can't buy their own apples. And they can't teach their best without flowers on their desk. But first they really need some help cleaning the blackboard.
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Wanda's First Day
by Mark Sperring Illustrated by Kate Pope , Liz Pope
Wanda is a friendly young witch who is off to her first day at witch school. But something isn't quite right. All her classmates have wands instead of broomsticks. And everyone has wings - except for Wanda. She has ended up in a school for fairies!
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Who Will Go to School Today?
by Karl Ruhmann Illustrated by Miriam Monnier

One day Sam decides he does not want to go to school. He comes up with the idea of sending his stuffed monkey in his place. As he dresses the monkey in his own school clothes, tells him how to behave, and describes kindergarten, Sam realizes how bored he'll be at home.

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Yoko
by Rosemary Wells

Timothy has peanut butter and jelly for lunch. Valerie has a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. Fritz unwraps a meatball grinder. The Frank twins share franks and beans. And Yoko? Yoko has brought sushi for lunch. Sushi?!

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