B Is for Back to School

Are you ready? Whether this is your first year or you're an old pro, it's time to get ready for school. Check out these books ahead of the big day! K Is for Kindergarten is ideal for kids just starting school. Be sure to check out the activities and challenges from A to Z included throughout this adorable book. Back…
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Back-to-School Picks for Teens

Like it or hate it, back to school is right around the corner. If you're looking to get into school mode, here are some books about teens in high school, and all the drama that goes with it. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero chronicles Gabi's senior year of high school through her diary entries…
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Back to Wizarding School

The last weeks of summer can feel like an eternity. You're ready for new adventures, new challenges—and maybe, just maybe—you're ready for school? If your Hogwarts letter hasn't arrived, never fear, Hogwarts isn't the only magical school! Anne is counting down the days until she turns 13, leaves Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and…
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School Days

School. We've all been there. If you live in Chicago, your school year is 180 days long. That's a lot of days! But if you do the math, that's only 49.3% of the days in the year. But don't worry—you can use your time outside of school to read some great stories about school. Here's…
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School’s in Session: Teen Fiction

Here's your fall schedule featuring books in which teens experience extraordinary situations on the first day of school. Subject: Freshman Orientation Infinite in Between follows five friends who meet on the first day of high school and face unexpected twists and turns over the next four years. Infinite In Between is available in other formats. Subject: Ethics Another group of classmates…
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Top Picks for Back to School

It's the end of August, which means you've either just started school or you'll soon be heading back. It doesn't matter if you're going to school for the very first time or have been in school for awhile—moving from summer vacation to school lessons and homework can be hard. When my son started kindergarten, a friend recommended The…
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