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100 Friends by  Ariel Bernstein
Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is a seven-hundred-year-old dragon. Most people are sure that Dragon is a stuffed animal. People such as Warren's twin sister, Ellie, who challenges Warren to make 100 friends at their new school. Warren isn't so good at making friends, but he doesn't like losing to Ellie, and Dragon will help him. But the first day of school doesn't exactly turn out the way he'd hoped, and even worse, Dragon disappears! First day of school jitters are entertainingly explored in this laugh-out-loud chapter book.
Back to School With Bigfoot by Samantha Berger
The school year is about to start, and Bigfoot is worried about all the things that could go wrong--but he also remembers that all his friends will be there.
Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! by Dan Gutman
When a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting! When everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry--Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.
First Day Jitters by  Julie Danneberg
Sarah is afraid to start at a new school, but both she and the reader are in for a surprise when she gets to her class.
How to Get Your Teacher Ready by  Jean Reagan
A class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!). And along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready.
Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend by  Naseem Hrab
Meet Ira Crumb. He's the new kid in town. He knows what that means: when the new school year starts, he'll play alone at recess, eat alone at lunch, and walk home alone at the end of the day. So Ira launches a whole-hearted campaign to befriend neighborhood kids before the first day.
Isadora Moon Goes to School by Harriet Muncaster
"Isadora Moon, a vampire fairy, has to decide which school she wants to go to-- vampire or fairy."
Series -
Isadora Moon
Mission: Back to School : Top-Secret Information by Susan Hood
Imagined in the form of a secret agent's set of instructions, Mason and other children negotiate the first day of school.
Second Grade Holdout by Audrey Vernick
Missing the familiarity of first grade and imagining the impossible tasks assigned by his next teacher, a boy refuses to start second grade.
The Report Card by Andrew Clements
Fifth-grader Nora Rowley has always hidden the fact that she is a genius from everyone because all she wants is to be normal, but when she comes up with a plan to prove that grades are not important, things begin to get out of control. Lexile Level: 700
The Teacher From the Black Lagoon [Digital Sound Recording] : And Other Back-to-School Stories. by  Teacher
Includes Teacher from the Black Lagoon /written by Mike Thaler; read by Jonathan Lipnicki & Diana Canova --|Mysterious Tadpole /written by Steven Kellogg; read by Neil Innes --|Will I Have a Friend? /written by Miriam Cohen; read by David de Vries --|The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash /|written by Trinka Hakes Noble; read by Heidi Stallings & Brianna Kittrell --|Miss Nelson is back /written by Harry Allard; read by Diana Canova. HEADPHONES AND BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED.
Updated 07/16/2019