It’s sad, but true: summer is coming to an end. It’s time to put away those beach chairs, say goodbye to days spent by the pool, and get ready for the new school year ahead. To gear up for going back to school, The North Bergen Public Library has put together a themed book list featuring books all about school. Some are about the first days of school, and others simply take place in a school. Whatever the case may be, there will be a book on this list that will get you ready and excited about going to school this September!   

 Board Books, Picture Books, and Early Readers:

Pete the Kitty’s First Day of Preschool by Kim Dean

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten by Candice F. Ransom

How to Get Your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems

Ma and Mo’s First Day at School by Patricia Lakin

Chapter Books & Graphic Novels:

The School is Alive by Jack Chabert

New Kid by Jerry Craft

11 Before 12 by Lisa Greenwald

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Nat Enough by Maria Scivan

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks


Does My Head Look Big In This by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The List by Siobhan Vivian

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The "Walking Tour" that was scheduled for Monday, September 18th has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 2nd due to the rain.

Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania movie is cancelled for 9/30/23