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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, Rosie frees all her butterflies, and even helps another shy student let go of hers, too. -- publisher
The MVP Kids count insects and do simple sums with the numbers under five.
Franny takes her time saying goodbye to the only school she has ever attended, remembering everything that has made it special.
Explores many aspects of love that can help one weather any storm, including that love is comfort, effort, connection, and taking care of oneself.
"Readers follow along on a day in the life of a librarian as a young girl pretends that the family den is a public library. Includes a glossary of library terms and a library scavenger hunt activity"--Provided by publisher
"What's the first day of kindergarten like? Covering all the basics, from lockers and bathroom etiquette to playground rules and lunchtime, My First Day of School walks young readers through a typical first, first day of school, complete with kid-friendly, 1st-person narration and playful yet realistic illustrations that embrace diversity"--|cProvided by publisher
Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . And a little bigger . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about. But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too. ~publisher
"What rules do I need to follow at school? In Schools Have Rules, young readers learn that being part of a strong, diverse school community means raising your hand, taking turns, being kind, listening ... Paired with playful yet realistic illustrations, a 1st-person student narrator shows kids best practices, focusing on character education aspects"--|cProvided by publisher
Join the MVP Kids as they celebrate the differences that make everyone unique.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.