All Welcome Here

15 August 2018 | By James Preller | Filed in: back-to-school.

The bus door swishesOpen, an invitation.Someone is not sure n nThe first day of school and all its excitement, challenges, and yes, anxieties, are celebrated here in connected haiku poems A diverse cast of characters all start and finish their first days of school, and have experiences that a

You Matter

05 December 2017 | By Christian Robinson | Filed in: back-to-school.

They All Saw a Cat meets The Important Book in this sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson.In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world

I Promise

12 November 2019 | By LeBron James | Filed in: back-to-school.

n A perfect BACK TO SCHOOL tool for students and teachers who need an encouraging boost to start the year n n nNBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam dunk picture book inspired by his foundation s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always StriveForGreatness n nJu

All Are Welcome

12 July 2018 | By Alexandra Penfold | Filed in: back-to-school.

A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids n nFollow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yamulkes play side by side with friends in baseba

The Day You Begin

23 May 2017 | By Jacqueline Woodson | Filed in: back-to-school.

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone n n There will be times when you walk into a room and no one ther

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

02 September 2018 | By Ryan T. Higgins | Filed in: back-to-school.

Penelope the dinosaur starts school, but it s hard to make friends when her classmates are so delicious n nIt 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

Your Name Is a Song

15 June 2018 | By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow | Filed in: back-to-school.

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school In response, the girl s mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their l


09 January 2019 | By Jean Reidy | Filed in: back-to-school.

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion The New York Times Book Review After his best friend Sarah leave

Danbi Leads the School Parade

06 May 2018 | By Anna Kim | Filed in: back-to-school.

Meet Danbi, the new girl at school n nDanbi is thrilled to start her new school in America But a bit nervous too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet Everyone stares Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games, but she doesn t know the rules and just can t get anything

First Day Critter Jitters

18 February 2017 | By Jory John | Filed in: back-to-school.

First day of school jitters have never been funnier or reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo n nIt s almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous Sloth worries about getting there on t

School's First Day of School

14 April 2018 | By Adam Rex | Filed in: back-to-school.

It s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone s just a little bit nervous, especially the school.

The King of Kindergarten

14 July 2018 | By Derrick Barnes | Filed in: back-to-school.

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten n nThe 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 n nStarting kindergarten is a big miles

Bonaparte Falls Apart

07 March 2017 | By Margery Cuyler | Filed in: back-to-school.

Bonaparte is having a tough time It s hard for this young skeleton to just hang loose when he can t keep hold of himself When he plays catch, his throwing arm literally takes a flyer Eating lunch can be a real jaw dropping occasion How can he start school when he has so many screws loose Luck

A Friend for Henry

14 April 2019 | By Jenn Bailey | Filed in: back-to-school.

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend A friend who shares A friend who listens Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will

Bear's Big Day (Bear and Bunny)

23 March 2018 | By Salina Yoon | Filed in: back-to-school.

In this third story in the adorable and critically acclaimed Bear and Bunny series, the duo face a new experience going to school n nIt s Bear s very first day of school He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things But being away from hi