Picture Books By Topic: schools

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

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By: Scott Menchin
Illustrated by: Harry Bliss
Description: When a young boy learns about what makes art special--sometimes it's beautiful, sometimes it's funny, sometimes it tells a story--he realizes that these same characteristics are what make his grandmother special, too. As a result, he finds the inspiration to create his own masterpiece that's one of a kind. (Description-- Abrams Books)
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I Call my Grandpa Papa; I Call my Grandma Nana

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By: Ashley Wolff
Description: Grandparents, families, schools, multicultural. Children and their teacher share the names for their lively and loved grandparents in two books. Names for grandparents from different countries are noted on end papers.
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Mr. McGinty’s Monarchs

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By: Linda Vander Heyden
Illustrated by: Eileen Ryan Ewen
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Description: Mr. McGinty and his dog Sophie love checking in on the monarch caterpillars and butterflies on their walks. But one day Mr. McGinty they find all the milkweed in town has been mowed down! And monarch caterpillars can’t survive without milkweed. Can Mr. McGinty come up with a plan to save the monarchs?
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My Teacher

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By: James Ransome
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Mr. George Baker

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By: Amy Hest
Illustrated by: Jon J. Muth
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Description: Intergenerational friends, multi-cultural (Af. Am.), long life and marriage of many decades, literacy and continued learning. At 100 years old, Mr. Baker is learning to read and rides the school bus with his very young friend Harry.
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The Teacher Who Would Not Retire

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By: Sheila Sustrin, Letty Sustrin
Illustrated by: Thomas H. Bone III
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Description: First in a series about a dedicated teacher; forced, but active retirement; ongoing involvement with first grade classroom and kids. The School Rules force Mrs. Belle into reluctant retirement, but rather than stay home and rest she dons creative disguises to slip back into the school. A is for Aging book review below includes 3 sequels in the series.
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