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This Is a School

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This Is a School
Written by John Schu
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ISBN-13: 9781536204582
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This Is a School

author: John Schu
illustrator: Veronica Miller Jamison

A school isnít just a building; it is all the people who work and learn together. It is a place for discovery and asking questions. A place for sharing, for helping, and for community. It is a place of hope and healing, even when that community canít be together in the same room. John Schu, a librarian and former ambassador of school libraries for Scholastic, crafts a loving letter to schools and the people that make up the communities within in a picture book debut beautifully illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison.

A moving celebration of school and all it may signify: work and play, creativity and trust, and a supportive community that extends beyond walls
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$17.99 / $23.99
1536204587 /  9781536204582
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 1/4" x 9 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Juvenile Nonfiction; School & Education; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
John Schu is the creator of the popular blog Mr. Schu Reads (, was the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and a former classroom teacher and school librarian. He has visited schools all over the world and has met with over 130,000 students, teachers, and administrators as he advocates for the people and things he cares about most: kids, books, schools, and the libraries ó and librarians ó that connect them. This Is a School is his picture book debut. John Schu lives in Naperville, Illinois. You can find him at and on social media at @MrSchuReads.
illustrator’s comments:
Veronica Miller Jamison is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who was trained as a fashion designer. She has created art and patterns for Hallmark, Essence magazine, and Lilly Pulitzer. The illustrator of A Computer Called Katherine, written by Suzanne Slade, Veronica Miller Jamison lives in Philadelphia.
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