Back to School

Three photos side by side. To the left, a young boy in a blue sweater and bowtie smiles widely.  In the middle, students sit at desks in a colorful classroom, smiling towards the front of the room. To the right, a young girl in a purple sweater and black apron considers paints on the table in front of her.

We can't belive how fast the summer has flown by.  Next week, we jump out of July into August and the countdown to school begins!

First days might be exciting, anxiety-producing, or a mix of the two.  No matter what age we are, new things take some preparation.  So in preparation for the start of school, our booksellers Rachel and Sam (our resident experts on kids' lit) have put together a list of books to get our soon-to-be-students back in the mood for learning!

We've got picture books, chapter books, and everything in between!  There are books about friendship, family, and of course school.  So check out the list below, and enjoy some of our favorite back to school books.


 

Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525644712
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 29th, 2021

Time for School, Little Blue Truck Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358412243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - June 22nd, 2021

Never, Not Ever! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063076495
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 13th, 2021

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063024892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - June 22nd, 2021

The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368046459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019

Little Bat in Night School Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358269847
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - June 29th, 2021

Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

Clash (A Click Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358242192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Etch/Clarion Books - July 20th, 2021

1, 2, 3, Off to School! Cover Image
By Marianne Dubuc, Marianne Dubuc (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525306563
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

Homerooms and Hall Passes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062872159
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 8th, 2020

Homerooms and Hall Passes: Heroes Level Up Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872173
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2020

Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

The New Kid Has Fleas Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250245243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 15th, 2021

Bird Boy (An Inclusive Children's Book) Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Shahrzad Maydani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Becoming Vanessa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

My First Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Make Me a World - February 16th, 2021

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

We Don't Eat Our Classmates (Penelope) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

Llama Llama Misses Mama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670061983
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2009