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August 1, 2021

It's time to go back to school! Whether you're starting school for the first time or are looking back to your school days, we've compiled a list of books to help you get ready or reminisce!

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Children's Picture Books

First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John

I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten by Laura Purdie Salas

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn

The School Book by Todd Parr

It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by Jody Jensen Shaffer

Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous by Keith Calabrese

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

Stella Díaz Dreams Big by Angela Dominguez

Things Seen From Above by Shelley Pearsall

Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun

The Prettiest by Brigit Young

The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane by Nikki Shannon Smith

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

Supergifted by Gordon Korman

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk

May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Love in English by Maria Andreu

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

Smash It! by Francina Simone

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Adult Fiction

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West

The Orchard by David Hopen

Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

The Divines by Ellie Eaton

Master Class by Christina Dalcher

At Briarwood School for Girls by Michael Knight

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth