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Be Big!: Beatrice's First Day of First Grade By Katie Kizer, Yip Jar Design (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katie Kizer, Yip Jar Design (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781941434758
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Published: Storybook Genius, LLC - April 1st, 2018

Be Big tells the tale of sweet Beatrice, a little girl in a blue tutu who is afraid of being her unique self in the brand new world of first grade. Set against a gorgeously-illustrated backdrop, this story will encourage little ones to face their fears and be brave, be bold, and be big.


Becoming Vanessa By Vanessa Brantley-Newton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582120
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Get ready to go back to school with this inclusive, empathetic story that will help kids new to the classroom transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies who love exactly who they are!


The Buddy Bench By Patty Brozo, Mike Deas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patty Brozo, Mike Deas (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884486978
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 6th, 2019

Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench.

A school playground can be a solitary place for a kid without playmates; in one survey, 80 percent of 8- to 10-year-old respondents described being lonely at some point during a school day.  


New Kid By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Kindergarten, Here I Come! By D.J. Steinberg, Mark Chambers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By D.J. Steinberg, Mark Chambers (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448456249
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - June 14th, 2012

Get ready for school with these fun poems! Includes a sheet of stickers!


The Smart Cookie (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063045408
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Published: HarperCollins - November 2nd, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Be a smart cookie—and don’t miss the fifth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series from creators Jory John and Pete Oswald! 


Spy School By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442421837
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

“Combines Alex Rider’s espionage skills with a huge dose of the sarcasm of Artemis Fowl.” —School Library Journal

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent?


Class Act By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.


Wonder By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary facewho shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.


The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368046459
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019

Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!


That's Not My Name! By Anoosha Syed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anoosha Syed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593405178
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 2022

A debut picture book about loving your name, finding your voice, and standing up for yourself from the critically acclaimed illustrator of Bilal Cooks Daal and I Am Perfectly Designed.


Tidesong By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062955791
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Published: Quill Tree Books - November 16th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli and The Tea Dragon Society, this is a magically heartwarming graphic novel about self-acceptance and friendship.


The Marvellers (Marvellerverse #1) By Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250174949
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Dhonielle Clayton makes her middle-grade debut with a fantasy adventure set in a global magic school in the sky an instant New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller!

"The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world." —Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling–author


Truly Tyler (Emmie & Friends) By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062894564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 4th, 2021

A story about being your truest self—and trusting your truest friends—from bestselling author Terri Libenson. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Shannon Hale.

Cliques. Crushes. Comics. Middle school!


Act (A Click Graphic Novel) By Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358206354
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Published: Clarion Books - July 21st, 2020

Act is the funny and honest follow-up to the middle school graphic novel sensations Click and Camp. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, and Victoria Jamieson.
 
How do you know when the person who can make the difference . .


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.  With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.


Stacey’s Extraordinary Words By Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063209473
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 28th, 2021

#1 New York Times bestseller and NAACP Image Award winner! The debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and bestselling author Stacey Abrams is an inspiring tale of determination, based on her own childhood. 


Flipping Forward Twisting Backward By Alma Fullerton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682633663
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Published: Peachtree - August 2nd, 2022

A high-energy novel in verse starring a fifth grader who is almost as devoted to competitive gymnastics as she is to hiding her poor reading skills. What happens when Claire’s secret starts unraveling?