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Read our Back-to-School Guide featuring: 

  • booklists for early learners, school-age children, and high school students
  • tips on adjusting to in-person learning
  • ideas for getting your child back on a school sleep schedule
  • advice for family communication
  • a list of the library's free research databases for students 
  • information on QPL resources for students and families
  • details on our back-to-school giveaway 

Guide in English

Guide in Chinese

Guide in Spanish


Our afternoon enrichment program for kids in grades K-5 continues virtually this fall. Learn more and register here

Back-to-School Booklists from Our Guide: 

Early Learning: 

The King of Kindergaden by Derrick Barnes: Book eBook 

Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim: Book eBook

School's First Day of School by Adam Rex: Book eBook

School Days by Shelley Rotner & Shelia M. Kelly: Book eBook

Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow: Book eBook

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson: Book eBook


School-Age Children: 

New Kid by Jerry Craft: Book eBook

All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson: Book eBook

Cookie & Broccoli: Ready for School by Bob McMahon: Book eBook

The First Day of School by Margaret McNamara: Book eBook 

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina: Book eBook 

Surviving Middle School: Navigating the Halls, Riding the Social Rollercoaster, and Uumasking the Real You by Luke Reynolds: Book eBook 

Twins vs. Triplets: Back-to-School Blitz by Jennifer Torres: Book eBook 



You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson: Book eBook

The Field Guide to the North American Teen by Ben Philippe: Book eBook 

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon: Book eBook

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed: Book eBook

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: Book eBook

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus: Book eBook 

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha: Book eBook