Books for the New School Year

As the new school year approaches, big feelings start to arise in most children. This list of New Books for the New School Year includes wonderful new titles to discuss with kids about forming new friendships, understanding and having compassion for differences, practicing the ABC’s, leaving the comfort of home, and just celebrating the return to school. We hope you enjoy these titles and please comment below with other new books you recommend.

Books for the New School Year 

 


Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


HAIR LOVE ABCs

This list of New Books for the New School Year includes wonderful new titles to discuss with kids as they prepare to go back to school.
Photo Description: Book Cover of HAIR LOVE ABC’S

An alphabet board book inspired by the bestselling HAIR LOVE, with new spot illustrations and text from the original award-winning author and illustrator duo–and perfect for baby gift baskets.

A is for Afro, N is for Natural, and W is for Waves. Letter by letter, follow Zuri and her father in their joy-filled journey through the kinks and curls of Black hair.

This 7×7 board book is perfect as a baby gift, for existing fans of HAIR LOVE, young readers embracing their natural hair, and toddlers learning their ABCs!

HAIR LOVE ABC’s
Written by Matthew Cherry and Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Published by Kokila Books


A DAY WITH NO WORDS

This list of New Books for the New School Year includes wonderful new titles to discuss with kids as they prepare to go back to school.
A DAY WITH NO WORDS

A DAY WITH NO WORDS
Written by Tiffany Hammond and Illustrated by Kate Cosgrove
Published by Wheat Penny Press


THAT FLAG

This list of New Books for the New School Year includes wonderful new titles to discuss with kids as they prepare to go back to school.
Photo Description: Book Cover of THAT FLAG

An affecting picture book from Tameka Fryer Brown and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Nikkolas Smith (The 1619 Project: Born on the Water) that challenges the meaning behind the still-waving Confederate flag through the friendship of two young girls who live across the street from each other.

Bianca is Keira’s best friend. At school, they are inseparable. But Keira questions their friendship when she learns more about the meaning of the Confederate flag hanging from Bianca’s front porch. Will the two friends be able to overlook their distinct understandings of the flag? Or will they reckon with the flag’s effect on yesterday and today?

In That Flag, Tameka Fryer Brown and Nikkolas Smith graciously tackle the issues of racism, the value of friendship, and the importance of understanding history so that we move forward together in a thought-provoking, stirring, yet ultimately tender tale.

A perfect conversation starter for the older and younger generations alike, this book includes back matter on the history of the Confederate flag and notes from the creators.


Love this list and want more back to school recommendations? Check out these resources:

KidLit Arts & Crafts for Back-to-School

 New Picture Books for Back to School

 

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