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By: Katharine Kenah
Publisher: HarperCollins

Sam is tired of waiting to be Hamster Helper. So when his class takes a trip to the science museum, Sam decides to bring along something extra . . .

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By: Stan Berenstain
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Illus. in full color. A sympathetic story about Sister Bear, who conquers her fear of starting kindergarten.

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By: Al Yankovic
Publisher: HarperCollins

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s new tale of Billy, the irrepressible star of the New York Times bestselling When I Grow Up, is an uproarious back-to-school delight. Dazzling wordplay and sparkling rhyme combine in a unique appreciation of the rewards of unabashed originality and the special joy of viewing the world gently askew.

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By: Judy Finchler
Publisher: Walker Childrens

Principal Wiggins has promised to dye his hair purple and sleep on the school roof if the students read 1,000 books this year, and Miss Malarkey is determined to find the right book for every student, including this story’s reluctant-reader narrator. Winning her students over book by book, Miss Malarkey will have students loving to read in no time. As the best selling series continues in paperback, no teacher, librarian, or parent should leave this book behind!

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By: Laurie B. Friedman
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

School’s in session! When it comes to surviving school, Percy’s at the head of the class. If you can follow his ten simple rules, making the grade will be a piece of cake (and school will be a lot of fun). But there’s more to school than showing up on time and staying awake in class. If you have any doubts, Percy also shows exactly what not to do.* No spitballs!* No running in the halls!* No bouncing off the ceiling!* No crazy scheming!See what other trouble–and tips–Percy has in …

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By: Andrea Beaty
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thingMeet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give …

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By: Cathy Hapka
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. The same laugh-out-loud writing and hilarious illustrations that brought us How Not to Babysit Your Brother now portray the tribulations and embarrassments of starting school with a very troublesome little brother. School will never be the same!Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum are the authors of many books for children. This is their second book about Will and Steve. They live in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, and New York City, respectively.Debbie Palen has illustrated many books …

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By: Henry Winkler
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

For Hank, fourth grade does not start out on the right foot. First of all, he gets called to the principal’s office on the very first day of school. Then the first assignment his teacher gives him is to write five paragraphs on “What You Did This Summer.” Hank is terrified-writing one good sentence is hard for him, so how in the world is he going to write five whole paragraphs? Hank comes up with a plan: instead of writing what he did on vacation, he’ll show what he did. …

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By: Tom Angleberger
Publisher: Amulet Books

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is …

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By: B. Wiseman
Publisher: HarperCollins

Morris the moose can’t count gumdrops, so he decides to go to school. He is thrilled after a day in the classroom—he can finally count candy. Now he can buy gumdrops!

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