Back to School Picture Books

It is hard to believe that the end of August is in sight. As you get ready to start a new school year, here are some picture books to read together:

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

Lena’s Shoes are Nervous : a First-Day-of-School-Dilemma by Keith Calabrese

The Word for Friend by Aidan Cassie

Little Ghoul Goes to School by Jef Czekaj

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Teaching Mrs. Muddle by Connie Nelson

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

Heroes Wear Masks : Elmo’s Super Adventure by Sesame Street

Butterflies on the first Day of School by Annie Silvestro

How to be Kind in Kindergarten : a Book for Your Backpack by David Steinberg 

The One and Only Sparkella by Channing Tatum

Kalamata’s Kitchen by Sarah Thomas


Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian

Dog Days of Summer Children’s Books

Enjoy the dog days of summer with some beginner reader books and picture books featuring dogs!

Beginner Reader Books:

Kayla and King and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats by Dori Hillestad Butler

Buster, the Very Shy Dog by Lisze Bechtold

Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem by Betty G. Birney

Biscuit Goes Camping by Alyssia Satin Capucilli

Sparky and Tidbit by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

Houndsley and Catina at the Library by James Howe

Tiny Goes Back to School by Carl Meister

Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind by Cynthia Rylant

Picture Books: 

Sally Goes to the Beach by Stephen Huneck

My Dog Laughs by Rachel Isadora

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

Let’s Swap for a Day by Shu-Ti Liao

Froggy Gets a Doggy by Jonathan London

If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff

Stick! By Andy Pritchett

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathamann

A Dog Named Doug

Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian