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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems
COPING SCHOOL E WILLEMS
The irrepressible Pigeon from the Caldecott Honor-winning Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! throws a fit over his worries about the first day of school, from heavy backpacks to finger paint on his feathers.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
TEEN POWER
Left to fend for themselves when their island boarding school is quarantined, three best friends watch their teachers die before their fellow students begin succumbing to feral violence, a situation that is further complicated when one of them goes missing.
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan
TEEN WATSON
Fed up with gender imbalances at their progressive NYC high school, two friends start a women's rights club and post poems, essays and videos online until their work goes viral, compelling the principal to shut them down.
School of Fish by Jane Yolen
ER YOLEN
A rhyming early reader by the Caldecott Medal-winning author of Owl Moon depicts an intrepid little fish who experiences the myriad emotions associated with starting at a new school.
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
J KORMAN
Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year.
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
J RAMEE
Strictly following the rules to pursue her junior-high ambitions, 12-year-old Shayla is forced to choose between her education and her identity when her sister joins the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of a powerful protest.
School-Tripped (Babymouse Tales from the Locker) by Jennifer L. Holm
J HOLM
Visiting the museum for an unsupervised art class field trip, Babymouse overhears Felicia Furrypaws planning to ditch the museum in favor of touring the city.
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
COPING SCHOOL E BARNES
Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten.
Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare
E HARE
A whimsically illustrated, wordless debut picture book depicts a class of students on a field trip to the moon who debark from their yellow spaceship bus and explore the moon's trenches, craters and mountains while observing the faraway Earth and befriending visitors from space.
The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
J BENJAMIN
Led by new student Caitlyn, seventh-graders at a tiny rural school in Vermont create a reality-show inspired competition to determine who will replace the school's legendary class clown, Paulie Fink.
The Friendship War by Andrew Clements
J CLEMENTS
A girl who has always enjoyed the spotlight encounters an unexpected rival in her own best friend, who has accidentally triggered a hot new fad at school.
The School Book by Todd Parr
COPING SCHOOL E PARR
Introduces young readers to all the different things that can happen in school, from meeting new people to learning and playing with classmates.
New Kid by Jerry Craft
GRAPHIC J NEW
Enrolled in a prestigious private school where he is one of only a few students of color, talented seventh-grade artist Jordan finds himself torn between the worlds of his Washington Heights apartment home and the upscale circles of Riverdale Academy.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
PRINTZ TEEN LACOUR
After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.
Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit
J TRUEIT
Leaving tranquil Hawaii to join other students at Explorer Academy, where the world's leading scientists train them to become the next generation of elite explorers, Cruz discovers that his family has a mysterious past that could jeopardize his future.
Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool (Pete the Cat) by James Dean, Kimberly Dean
PB BOARD
Young Pete packs a yummy snack in his groovy backpack before embarking on a first day of school, where a super-cool teacher encourages his participation in storytime, music time and other fun-filled activities
It Wasn't Me by Dana Alison Levy
J LEVY
Six very different students transcend stereotypes to work together during a mandated detention when they are wrongly blamed for a vandalism incident.
The Worst Mascot Ever (The Big Idea Gang) by James Preller
JE PRELLER
Four friends inaugurate their Big Idea Gang by starting a campaign to convince their principal and school to get a new mascot.
The Itsy Bitsy School Bus by Jeffrey Burton
PB BOARD
A playful twist on "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" depicts a little yellow school bus that happily packs a backpack and embarks on a first day of school.
Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz
PB BOARD
A little preschooler who knows everything about the first day of school introduces young children to her cubby, teacher, music class, lunch table and more.
Meet Me in Outer Space by Melinda Grace
ROM TEEN GRACE
A college student with an auditory processing disorder enlists the help of a supportive best friend and a geeky but adorable TA when her disability becomes a problem in a challenging foreign-language class.
Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash
ROM TEEN TASH
Trying out a virtual reality dating service after a painful breakup, a college freshman tackles the dual challenges of modern love and online anonymity when the program matches her to both her ex and her new best friend.