Back-to-School Preview 2024

Teachers and parents, grab these books now and your future self with thank you!

School may be over or almost over, but these fantastic books are perfect for picking up now so that they are one less thing to have to get during Back-to-School season

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Ruby’s Tools for Making Friends by Apryl  Stott, 2024

(Ages 4 and up)

Oh my goodness, there is so much to love about this sweet story! Ruby is nervous to start a new school, but she uses her tools and positive self-talk to help calm her worries. When she is assigned a collaborative project to create an egg drop with classmates, she faces new challenges of speaking up in a group. I just love how Ruby’s confidence grows through the story and she learns how to work with others while making new friends in the process. The artwork featuring a group of animals and people could not be more charming while the lessons Ruby learns are sure to resonate with many.  

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Collaboration Station by Shannon Olsen, illustrated by Sanie Sonke, 2024

(Ages 4 and up)

This uplifting story reminds children of the many benefits of working as a team and gives them pointers on how to be a good collaborator based on their personality. Collaboration is such an important skill and I love how this helpful book introduces it. We also adore Shannon Olsen’s other books including Our Class is a Family, Our School is a Family, A Letter From Your Teacher.

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Ruby René Had So Much to Say by Ashley Iman, illustrated by Gladys Jose, 2024

(Ages 4 and up)

Ruby René loves learning new facts, but she loves sharing them even more. The only problem is, all of her sharing is interrupting her teacher’s lesson. This book is so relatable for many students (and teachers!). Luckily, with the help of her principal, Ruby René finds the perfect solution that allows her to express herself in a productive way. Not only is this an entertaining story, it is also a great prompt for talking in the classroom.

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The Curious Why by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez, 2024

(Ages 4 and up)

I absolutely love how this book encourages children to ask questions about the world around them and pursue the answers. Upbeat rhymes and colorful illustrations introduce readers to the Curious Why who helps children follow their interests, ask important questions, and work to better understand the world.  This inspirational story is perfect for classroom and home libraries.

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The Yellow Bus by Loren Long, 2024

(Ages 4 and up)

You will never look at a bus the same way after reading this enchanting story. Loren Long’s black and white artwork featuring the pop of yellow highlighting the bus is stunning. The story follows the bus through joyful years transporting students until she is parked in a new place where she experiences a new beginning. This moving tale is simply wonderful.

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Round and Round the Year We Go by Carter Higgins, 2024 – Neal Porter Books

(Ages 3 and up)

Each two-page spread features a short, catchy poem introducing a new month. The illustrations are bright and engaging making this a perfect book to teach children about the months and seasons.

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