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“The 12 Days of Kindergarten”

Celebrate the first 12 days of kindergarten with this fun picture book. On the first day of kindergarten, all children learn to share a fuzzy teddy bear. On the second day, the children share two small trains. Preschoolers will love spotting all the fun things to find in the classroom. It’s a great way to ease first-day-of-school jitters and reinforce the idea of ​​sharing by talking about what to expect once preschool gets underway. And the book includes stickers – perfect treats for the first 12 days of kindergarten.


“Kindergarten – Where Kindness Matters Every Day”

by Vera Ahiyya, illustrations by Joey Chou

It’s the first day of kindergarten and Leo isn’t ready at all. He is a calm child who would prefer to stay at home. Over the summer, her new teacher sent a letter asking her students to think about how to be kind at school. She explained that they would make a kindness pledge and that each student should bring a way to show kindness on the first day. It turns out that Leo’s classmates have a lot of ideas about kindness: like raising your hand, never leaving anyone behind, and apologizing if you hurt someone. At the end of the first day, when asked if anyone had witnessed anything they would like to add to the Kindness Pledge, many hands went up in the air. Several classmates say they noticed Leo putting pencils back in the box, holding the door for everyone and helping a friend who had fallen. Leo smiled realizing he knows a lot about kindness after all.

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Who do you want to be? asks Mr. Van Deusen. And not when you grow up. Here Now. Shine on! It might be the catchphrase of Piper’s hero, 12-year-old astronaut, astronomer and TV host Nellie Dumont Frisse, but Piper knows the truth: Some people are born to shine, and she just doesn’t. not part. That fact has never been clearer than now, ever since her dad’s new job landed them both at Chumley Prep, a swanky private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and Piper doesn’t definitely has no place. Brimming with humor, heart and big questions, “Shine!” is a story about finding your place in the universe – about finding out who you are and who you want to be.

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“The North American Teenager’s Field Guide”

Norris Kaplan is smart, cynical, and perhaps too smart for his own good. A Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that these three things don’t bode well when you move to Austin, Texas. Immersed in a new high school, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Yet, against all odds, these labels quickly become real people for Norris. Whether it’s loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or beta cheerleader Madison, who’s so nice it must be a trap. Not to mention Aarti, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in fact, be a true love in the making. But on prom night, Norris ruins everything royally. As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes that maybe it’s time to stop hiding behind his sarcastic opinions and start living his life – with the people who have found their way into his life. heart.

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From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, “The Naked Roommate” is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but you didn’t know). never that you should know). It’s packed with real-world advice on everything from making friends to managing stress through stories from students on over 100 college campuses. Topics include: do’s, don’ts and dramas; find people, places and patience; courses — to go or not to go? ; dating – college love rule; the party scene – sex, drugs and safety first; money — grants, loans and small change.

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“1001 things every college student should know”

This book is a solid gift if you know a student who needs a little wisdom on: Financial advice while studying; meet the expectations of parents and be away from home; take care of your mental health and maintain your faith; take and master multiple-choice tests; create healthy relationships with your teachers; select courses, survive campus life, and write an academic paper; and participating in groups and dealing with various personality types.

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“Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years”

by Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger

Based on research and real-life experience, “Letting Go, Sixth Edition” has been updated and revised, offering even more insightful, practical, and up-to-date information. In this age of constant communication, this edition tackles the challenge facing parents: finding the balance between staying connected and letting go. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What questions of identity and intimacy await students? What are the normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students and parents? How is today’s academia different? What new concerns about safety, health, well-being and stress will affect future classes?

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