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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based booklist available as an online-only Bulletin feature. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.
 

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School Days: An Early Academic Dozen
--selected by Debra Mitts-Smith

As we move into September the long, free days of summer are becoming a distant memory. Class bells that have lain dormant for the past two months are once again marking time. Empty bulletin boards are decorated or littered with papers celebrating students' progress. New boxes of crayons, paints, and paste jars await to be opened. Some young children are, like some of the characters found in this month's Dozens, facing the first day of school. For others it is the preparation of science fair projects, the participation in school programs, or the act of reading out loud that causes excitement or worry. In one story, it's the trip to school that's the subject, as a young student making his way to the bus stop on a snowy day hears the phrase that brings instant joy to every student's heart: "SNOW DAY!" And rounding out this month's selection is a book celebrates the best day of all, the last day!

 


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