Back to School

By Portia Turner | July 20 2021 | Children'sBlog

Kids across the country are heading back to the classroom this school year. Many families are more than ready to go back. Just as many feel uneasy, worried about the pandemic’s effect on their children’s social development, emotional well-being, and education.

In this still unprecedented environment, families are clearly seeking solutions to support the health, safety, learning, and socio-emotional needs of their children. With that in mind, our back to school content this year not only aims to get kids excited for the new school year but also to support families no matter how they may be feeling about heading back to the classroom. Whether you’re looking for tips to help ease separation anxiety, workbooks to supplement learning, or empathetic reads for anxious tweens and teens, we have everything you need to start the 2021-2022 school year off strong.

For more children’s book recommendations, make sure to check out our friends over at Brightly!

How to Be Kind in Kindergarten
A Book for Your Backpack
From the best-selling author of the hugely popular Kindergarten, Here I Come!, here's a guidebook in verse that shows children how to be kind in the new and exciting world of kindergarten.
$8.99 US
Jun 29, 2021
5-3/4 x 5-1/2
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 3-5 years

Hello Preschool!
The perfect introduction to the joy of preschool, featuring a diverse teacher and classroom (originally published in hardcover as Hello School!)
$7.99 US
May 04, 2021
6 x 5
Board Book
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 1-3 years

First Day Critter Jitters
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
$17.99 US
Jul 07, 2020
9-1/2 x 9-1/2
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

This Is How We Make Friends
For kids going to preschool
Learn all the super-important skills you need to learn about making friends with this new series of books all about preparing little ones for school.
$6.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
7-1/16 x 7-1/16
Board Book
16 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Peter's School Day
A Peter Rabbit Tale
Get ready for the first day of school with Peter Rabbit!
$7.99 US
Jun 29, 2021
7-1/2 x 6-1/4
Board Book
16 Pages
Age 1-3 years

First Day of School Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
Zip up your ADJECTIVE backpack and grab your No. NUMBER pencil, because it's time to head back to school with Mad Libs!
$5.99 US
Jun 22, 2021
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years

Super Milly and the Super School Day
It's Superhero Day at school, and Milly can’t wait to wow everyone with her costume and amazing powers! The only problem is she can’t actually fly, climb buildings, or create force fields. But when Superhero Day doesn’t go to plan, Milly realizes she only needs her superkindness to save the day!
$16.99 US
Jun 15, 2021
9-13/16 x 10-5/8
32 Pages
Candlewick Press
Age 3-7 years

School is Fun Sticker Book (Peppa Pig)
Peppa Pig stars in a school-themed deluxe full-color activity book--featuring more than 500 stickers!
$9.99 US
Jun 01, 2021
7-7/8 x 10-7/8
32 Pages
Golden Books
Age 3-7 years

Amira's Picture Day
Ramadan has come to an end, and Amira can't wait to stay home from school to celebrate Eid. There's just one hiccup: it's also school picture day. How can Amira be in two places at once? An ALSC Notable Children's Book
$17.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
10 x 10
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years