36 back to school books!

It’s hard to believe it’s time for back to school books! These are some we’ve enjoyed. Some were new to us this year, and some are annual favorites we check out around this time each year. You can also find these images over on Instagram here:

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Image 1:

1. The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

2. Tomatoes in My Lunchbox by Costantia Manoli, illustrated by Magdalena Mora

3. Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

4. Greetings, Leroy by Itah Sadu, illustrated by Alix Delinois

5. Isabel and Her Colores Go to School by Alexandra Alessandri, illustrated by Courtney Dawson

6. Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

7. Nile Crossing by Katy Beebe, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

8. Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison

9. The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly

Image 2

1. Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustrated by Luisa Uribe

2. I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison

3. My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

4. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

5. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Raphael López

6. The Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Patrice Barton

7. Ming Goes to School by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Maja Löfdahl

8. Buddy and Earl Go to School by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

9. Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman

Image 3

1. Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

2. Sumi’s First Day of School Ever by Soyung Pak, illustrated by Joung Un Kim

3. Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien

4. One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Lewin

5. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

6. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman

7. No English by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Amy Huntington

8. Island Born by Junot Díaz, Illustrated by Leo Espinosa

9. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Image 4

1. Bunny’s Bookclub Goes to School by Annie Silvestro by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

2. The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts, illustrated by Robinson

3. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis

4. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

5. Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

6. Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

7. A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey, illustrated by Mika Song

8. Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale, illustrated by Mika Song

9. First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Judy Love

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