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Summary: It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SCH

Wing, Natasha

Summary: In rhyming text based on "The Night Before Christmas," Billy is too nervous to sleep the night before he begins preschool, but a kind teacher and new friends fill the day with fun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD WIN

Silvestro, Annie

Summary: "Rosie can't wait to start kindergarten--she's had her pencils sharpened and her backpack ready for weeks. But suddenly, on the night before the big day, her tummy hurts. Rosie's mom reassures her that it's just butterflies in her belly, and she'll feel better soon. Much to Rosie's surprise, when she says hello to a new friend on the bus, a butterfly flies out of her mouth! As the day goes on,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SIL

Crow, Melinda Melton.

Summary: "School Bus is ready for his big job on the first day of school"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE CRO

Ornstein, Mike

Summary: After his parrot companion flies away, a rough and tough pirate experiences anxiety on his first day as a school bus driver, echoing some of the concerns expressed by the young students in his care.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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Willems, Mo

Summary: The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC WIL

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIL

Griffin, Molly Beth

Summary: Stella the Mouse, Nico the Toad, Delilah the Spider, and Bo the Parakeet are all delighted that today is the first day of school, and the children will be back--but some of the children, the new ones, seem nervous and unhappy, so the four school friends set out to find some way to make those children feel welcome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE GRI

Jakubowski, Michele.

Summary: It is the first day of third grade and sassy Sydney and the new boy Sidney are not only neighbors, they are in the same class, so mix-ups are inevitable--but they soon find they share some common interests, including a love for Halloween.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC JAK

Rose, Nancy (Nancy Patricia)

Summary: As summer comes to an end, Mr. Peanuts helps his friend, Rosie, prepare her classroom and the school for the students' return.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC ROS

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROS

Sanders, Rob

Summary: Ruby Rose loves to dance... while she's brushing her teeth, while she's eating her breakfast, and even on her way to class. But there's NO DANCING at school! Or is there? With a little luck and a lot of rhythm, Ruby Rose finds a way to get everyone up on their dancing feet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC SAN

Lazar, Tara

Summary: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages! It's the most amazing day on earth: the first day of school! It can be a daunting prospect, but don't worry - your big brother can show you the ropes. Join a nervous boy and his enthusiastic older brother as they navigate the highs and lows of a first day at school . . . except this school is a big top, and the teacher is named Miss Stupendous,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2019

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Beebe, Katy

Summary: "Khepri, who lives in ancient Egypt, begins to feel nervous as he and his father travel to Thebes for Khepri's first day of scribe school"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BEE

Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: Mrs. Madoff's students compare notes about getting ready for their first day of school after vacation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Rockwell 2011

Gaiman, Neil.

Summary: On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC GAI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE GAI

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GAI

Torrey, Richard

Summary: When Ally roars off to her first day at school, she hopes she'll meet lots of other dinosaur-mad kids in class. Instead, she's the only one chomping her food with fierce dino teeth and drawing dinosaurs on her nameplate. Even worse, a group of would-be "princesses" snubs her! Will Ally ever make new friends? With its humorous art, appealing heroine, and surprise ending, this fun picture book...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2015

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Summary: Gabi and Miles are graduating from high school, and they share their favorite school memories with Elmo. Now Elmo is so excited that he cannot wait to start!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SES

Shaffer, Jody Jensen

Summary: "Today is the very first day of school! Busy Bus is excited, but he also has some first-day jitters. Luckily, bus driver Ben knows just what to do to make sure that the school year gets off to a great start"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC SHA

Redgrave, Lynn

Summary: Eloise enrolls in school for the first time, and learns to confront bullies and deal with rules.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV ELO

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

Summary: "Beginning readers can learn what to expect on the first day of school. What will it be like? You will meet the teacher and new friends. You will sing songs, play, learn, and so much more!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2019

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE CAP

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE CAP

McCarty, Peter.

Summary: On the first day of school, Henry the cat vies for the attention of the most amazing girl in class, Chloe Rabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer & Bray 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCC

McQuinn, Anna

Summary: Lola meets new friends and tries many new things on her fun but exhausting first day of school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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Bridwell, Norman

Summary: "Clifford joins Emily Elizabeth for her first day of kindergarten! Emily Elizabeth is nervous about making new friends and missing home. But with Clifford by her side in class to sing songs and play games, Emily Elizabeth learns how much fun kindergarten can be!"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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2 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE CLI

Kann, Victoria

Summary: "It's the first day of school, and that means a brand-new teacher, Ms. Penny! Pinkalicious misses her old teacher until she comes up with an idea to make the classroom feel a little more familiar and a lot more pinkerrific" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KAN

Kenah, Katharine

Summary: On Sam's first day of kindergarten, Ms. Tate, the teacher, takes the class on a nature walk, and at the end, everyone shows off what they have found.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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