School'S First Day of School
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School'S First Day of School

4.18 (2,233 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 238 x 293 x 11mm | 494g
  • New Milford, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustration
  • 1596439645
  • 9781596439641
  • 64,730

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Review quote

Recipient of 7 starred reviews!

"Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) gives the school just a hint of visual personification in his flattened, paint-and-collage artwork, as Rex (Moonday) deftly juggles well-placed jokes and keen insights into feeling comfortable in one's own skin--or bricks, as the case may be."--Publishers Weekly, starred

"Using his signature, simple style, Robinson alternates scenes of the building and its interiors with shots that show the boisterously diverse kids' first day.A unique point of view makes this school book stand out."--Kirkus Reviews, starred

"Sure to become a staple for first days of school everywhere."--Horn Book, starred

"This charming reversal of first-day-of-school nerves will delight little ones
and help put their own anxieties at bay."--Booklist, starred

"An essential purchase that is simultaneously funny, frank, and soothing. A perfect first day read-aloud."-- School Library Journal, starred

"A delightful, perspective-tweaking back-to-school picture book."--Shelf Awareness, starred

"Anthropomorphization of the whole building is a new and promising approach for school-shy youngsters, and it'll make the already school-positive want to give their beloved building a hug."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred
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About Adam Rex

Adam Rex has written several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestselling Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and The True Meaning of Smekday. His first day of school was at Lookout Mountain Elementary in Phoenix. He lives now with his wife and son in Tucson.


Christian Robinson's award-winning books for young readers include Josephine, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as a Sibert Honor Book and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was an NAACP Image Award nominee. His latest book Last Stop on Market Street earned four starred reviews and was on the New York Times bestseller list. This is his first book for Roaring Brook Press.
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Rating details

2,233 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 43% (959)
4 38% (845)
3 15% (331)
2 3% (75)
1 1% (23)
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