Check out our favorite back to school reads as we look towards the fall and prepare to go back to the classroom! These heartwarming stories are full of bravery, empathy, and inclusion.
Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.
$16.19ISBN: 9781547602612Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 7th, 2020
This exuberant celebration of the first day of school illustrated by award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison will have every kid cheering for school to begin!$16.19ISBN: 9780451478894Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020
Meet Danbi, the new girl at school!$16.19ISBN: 9780735228559Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - July 7th, 2020
First-day-of-school jitters have never been funnier or more reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo$15.29ISBN: 9781368046459Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!$15.26ISBN: 9781454921196Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sterling Children's Books - May 7th, 2019
The first day of school is exciting--but it can be scary, too Meet Rosie, a brand-new student who just happens to have butterflies in her stomach."Silvestro and Chen take a common figure of speech and transform it, literally, into a lovely expression of a universal experience." --Kirkus
"A cheering first-day story." --Publishers Weekly$16.19ISBN: 9781524740740Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.
The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!$16.19ISBN: 9780316519007Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.$17.09ISBN: 9780399246531Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!$16.19ISBN: 9780525579649Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018
Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school—no matter what that looks like!
Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.$16.19ISBN: 9781368003551Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . .$16.19ISBN: 9781534408944Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018
In the tradition of School’s First Day of School, debut author Keith Calabrese and Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Medina share a sweet, universal story about a clever little girl whose shoes are nervous about the first day of school.
Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited.$16.19ISBN: 9781596439641Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Roaring Brook Press - June 28th, 2016
It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him?
The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.$15.26ISBN: 9781580896122Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - August 4th, 2015
Three students are immigrants from Guatemala, Korea, and Somalia and have trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English in their new American elementary school. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity.$16.19ISBN: 9780060831547Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - July 1st, 2008
It's Splat's first day of school, and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Nervous kitties wondering about friends and school will enjoy laughing along with Splat the Cat!$17.99ISBN: 9780761319481Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Millbrook Press (Tm) - August 1st, 2003
The first day of school is an event that brings mixed emotions to children everywhere. There is excitement in seeing old friends and it's nice to begin a new year with a new teacher and good intentions. But first day feelings are mixed. Will last year's friends still be friends? What if the new teacher doesn't like me? Or what if the work is too hard?$7.19ISBN: 9781580890618Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2000
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school.$16.19ISBN: 9780688170271Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Greenwillow Books - July 25th, 2000
A back-to-school favorite from Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Kitten's First Full Moon, and Chrysanthemum. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6.$16.19ISBN: 9780525454465Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 1996
This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.