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Books for Back to School

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: back to school
New routines, fitting in, making friends, being yourself...kids of all ages have a LOT of feelings about going back to school! Ease the transition with this selection of *new* books to read at home or share in the classroom.

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A Sky-Blue Bench

by Bahram Rahman & Peggy Collins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: special needs, self-esteem & self-reliance, school & education, diversity & multicultural

It's Afghani schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg."

Just as Aria feared, sitting on the floor is so uncomfortable that she can't think about learning at all. She knows that before the war changed many things in …

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Living With Viola

by Rosena Fung
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, self-esteem & self-reliance

Heartbreakingly honest and quietly funny, this graphic novel from a debut creator is a refreshingly real exploration of mental health, cultural differences, and the trials of middle school.

Livy is already having trouble fitting in as the new girl at school—and then there’s Viola. Viola is Livy’s anxiety brought to life, a shadowy twin that on …

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Thunder and the Noise Storms

by Jeffrey Ansloos & Shezza Ansloos, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, emotions & feelings, environment

When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead.   

Kids laughing, sneakers squeaking, balls bouncing—for Thunder, the sounds of the school day often brew into overwhelming noise storms. But when Thunder’s mosom asks him what he hears on an urban nature walk, Thunder starts to understand …

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Sometimes I Feel Shy

Inuktitut Edition

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Amiel Sandland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, emotions & feelings, friendship

Aqi and Uka decide to watch a movie after school. But when Sissi joins them, Aqi feels nervous. Aqi is sometimes shy around new people. Uka keeps asking Aqi if she is okay, which starts to make her upset. Uka supports Aqi to make her feel more comfortable. Aqi helps Uka understand that she is shy sometimes, and that's okay.

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Little Narwhal, Not Alone

by Tiffany Stone, illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee, contributions by Marie Noël
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: friendship, environment, adoption, marine life

Based on a true story, this sweet and playful picture book about a little lost narwhal introduces kids to the marine world and the surprising friendships under the sea. 

When little narwhal sets off on an adventure to see new sights, he finds himself far from home, too far to return on his own. Scared and alone, narwhal looks for other narwhals but …

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Ciel In All Directions

by Sophie Labelle, translated by Andrea Zanin
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: lgbt, friendship, love & romance

Ciel may have settled into high school with their best friend Stephie and new buddy Liam, but life is anything but ordinary for this non-binary trans kid! Between an important science project for school and their ever more popular YouTube channel, Ciel and their friends find themselves involved in a campaign to represent the LGBT Alliance. Life is …

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Oliver Bounces Back!

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

Oliver’s day has started out lousy — can he turn his luck around?

 

Eyewitness testimony confirms that Oliver is having a pretty lousy day. By the time he gets to school (late), he’s tangled with the hairbrush, stepped in dog drool, burnt his toast, and been hit in the head by his little sister’s gooey banana. At school, the pile-on of bad …

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The Undercover Book List

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, school & education, self-esteem & self-reliance, books & libraries

 

He's known as the class troublemaker. She's known as the bookworm. But when every note they send is anonymous, identity is suddenly what they make it.

Between her father's posting overseas and her best friend Sienna's move to the other side of the country, seventh grade is looking lonely for Jane MacDonald. But Sienna has left her with one last tr …