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August 1, 2022

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

Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten by Laura Purdie Salas

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John

I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison

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

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous by Keith Calabrese

Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn

The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

The School Book by Todd Parr

This is a School by John Schu

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane by Nikki Shannon Smith

Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

It All Begins with Jelly Beans by Nova Weetman

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed

Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun

The Prettiest by Brigit Young

Stella Díaz Dreams Big by Angela Dominguez

Supergifted by Gordon Korman

Things Seen From Above by Shelley Pearsall

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

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

Love in English by Maria Andreu

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

Smash It! by Francina Simone

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Why Would I Lie? by Adi Rule

Adult Fiction

A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris

Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden

The Book of Otto and Liam by Paul Griner

The Divines by Ellie Eaton

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Master Class by Christina Dalcher

Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West

The Orchard by David Hopen

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

True Biz by Sara Nović

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry