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2018 Back to School Books’ First Day of School

It’s been a bumper crop of back to school books this year.

Wish them luck!

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Back to School

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Great list, Travis! One of our favorites, “School’s First Day of School,” by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson, might be a good addition to your group (though from 2016). For some others, our site (www.artofthepicturebook.com) has a list under Back-to-school Books (catchy, we know!). Thanks for posting your list. We will look to update ours.