Back to School with Betsy - Carolyn Haywood

 Third-grader Betsy and her friend Billy seem to be always getting into scrapes both inside and outside of school.

Back to School Bigfoot - Samantha Berger

The school year is about to start, and Bigfoot is worried about all the things that could go wrong--but he also remembers that all his friends will be there.

Click, Clack, Quack to School! (A Click Clack Book)Click, Clack,Quack to School - Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

When Farmer Brown and the animals are invited to Farm Day at school, he instructs them to be on their best behavior, forgetting that school can be like a barnyard.

 The Day You Begin - Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

 Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping - Eileen Christelow

Five little monkeys go shopping for school clothes with their mama, but in spite of her warnings about not wandering off, things quickly get complicated.

Foxy - Emma Dodd

Emily is worried about starting school for the first time, but Foxy waves his magic tail to provide what she needs to be ready.

Llama Llama Misses Mama - Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.

Happy School Year - Susan Milford

Children gather for a first day of school celebration that calms their worries about the day. Includes note about the history of such celebrations, and a related website.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates - Ryan T. Higgins

When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a Tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

Mae's First Day of School - Kate Berube

"Today is Mae's first day of school. But Mae says, "I'M. NOT. GOING." With the help of Rosie and Ms. Pearl, will Mae be ready to start the day?"- 

And Then Comes Halloween - Tom Brenner, illustrated by Holly Meade

"When nighttime creeps closer to suppertime and the sky is that certain deep blue-- then it's time to get ready for Halloween!"-

Annie was Warned - Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Disregarding warnings about the creepy mansion outside of town, Annie bravely goes to investigate on Halloween night and gets a big surprise.

Black and Bittern was Night - Robert Heidbreder and John Martz

When skeletons take over a small town, the grown-ups call off trick-or-treating, but the kids in town vow to save the day.

Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat - Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, but the animals hold a Halloween party in his barn.

 Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat - Eileen Christelow

 When babysitter Lulu takes the five little monkeys trick-or-treating, they decide to change costumes with their friends and try to fool Lulu and their mother.

Los Gatos Black on Halloween - Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words.

Monster Needs a Costume - Paul Czajak, illustrated by Wendy Grieb

As Halloween nears, Monster tries out a variety of costumes, including a cowboy, a ballerina, and a ninja, but finally comes up with the perfect idea.

Nighty Night, Little Green Monster -  Ed Emberley

"With the turn of every die-cut page, see Little Green Monster's face gradually appear. Then, as the stars come out, get ready to say good night!"-

Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story - Pat McKissack, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

One October night in 1745, John Leep, a mean and stingy lawyer, sets out to evict a widow from one of his rental houses and is followed by a ghostly rider.

Stumpkin - Lucy Ruth Cummins

A stemless pumpkin that yearns to be a Halloween jack-o-lantern watches sadly as all of the other pumpkins in the shop are chosen.

 Be Kind - Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Jen Hill

 When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better and ponders the different ways in which they can be kind.

The Crocodile and the Dentist - Taro Gomi

 Crocodile goes to the dentist, and both of them have to overcome their fears--not only of tooth extractions, but of each other.

Don't Blink - Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by David Roberts

"A page turns every time you blink, bringing you closer to the end of the book--and bedtime"--

 Giraffe Problems - Jory John, illustrated by Lane smith

 "A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"--

 How to Eat Pizza - Jon Burgerman

When a slice of pizza realizes it is about to get gobbled up, it quickly offers a few suggestions on what you can eat instead.

 Hungry Bunny - Claudia Rueda

 In this interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny as he gathers apples to eat, and uses his red scarf to climb a tree or create a rope bridge.

 Julian Is a Mermaid - Jessica Love

 A glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

 Little Mouse's Big Breakfast - Christine Pym

 When Little Mouse realizes he has nothing for breakfast the next morning, he makes his way to the kitchen next door and finds all sorts of appetizing foods that will be perfect for his breakfast.

The Little Red Fort - Brenda Maier, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez

Ruby wants to build a fort, but her three brothers refuse to help, so when the fort is finished Ruby will not let them join her--until the boys come up with a few embellishments for the fort, like a mailbox, a garden, and a fresh coat of paint.

 Mae Among the Stars - Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington

 When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents support.

 My Pet Wants a Pet - Elise Broach, illustrated by Eric Barclay

 A boy's mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each pet wants a pet of its own.

 They Say Blue - Jilian Tamaki

A young girl describes where she finds colors in both the world around her and beyond what she can see.

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve - Gennifer Choldenko

Moose has his hands full during the summer of 1936 watching his autistic sister, Natalie, and the warden's daughter, Piper, and trying to get on a baseball team by proving he knows Al Capone.

All Summer Long - Hope Larson

Thirteen-year-old Bina faces her first summer without her best friend, Austin, who has left for soccer camp.

Be Prepared - Vera Brosgol

A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.

Amal Unbound - Aisha Saeed

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

Checked - Cynthia Kadohata

To help his dog through cancer treatment, Conor gives up hockey and finds himself considering who he is without the sport that has defined him, and connecting more with his family and best friend.

Bolivar - Sean Rubin

When an unlikely parking ticket pulls Bolivar into an adventure from City Hall to New York's Natural History Museum, he must finally make a choice: Bolivar can continue to live unnoticed, or he can let the city see who he really is.

 The Journey of Little Charlie - Christopher Paul Curtis

Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.

 Louisiana's Way Home - Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

Lu - Jason Reynolds

Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means.

Saving Winslow - Sharon Creech

When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.