Read This Book: 5 Book Picks for Children

Reccomendations from Savannah Kitchens, Children's Librarian at North Shelby Library

School is officially back in session. Parents, does your child’s book collection at home need a boost? Check out these selections from North Shelby Library Children’s Librarian Savannah Kitchens. All of these books are available to check out at the North Shelby Library. All you need is a Shelby County Library card.


School’s First Day of School
by Adam Rex; illustrated by Christian Robinson (Roaring Brook Press) | Fiction

It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? K-3. 40 pages.


written and illustrated by Harry Bliss (Scholastic) | Fiction

Bailey loves school. Then again, he’s the only dog at Champlain Elementary. This is a fun and funny back-to-school read. Grade level: K-3. 32 pages.


Oh No! Not Again!: (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or at Least My History Grade)
written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Dan Santat (Hyperion/Disney) | Fiction

After missing a question on her history test, our heroine builds a time machine. While she is changing history by painting caves in Belgium, two cave dudes steal the machine and do a little history-changing of their own. Grade level: K-3. 40 pages.



Call Me Oklahoma! 
written and illustrated by Miriam Glassman (Holiday) | Fiction

Paige, determined to put a humiliating third-grade experience behind her for the new school year, decides that renaming herself Oklahoma — “a name with guts” — will help make her the bold person she wants to be. Grade level: 1-3. 123 pages.


The Year of Billy Miller
written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow) | Fiction

Second grader Billy is having a tough year, getting off on the wrong foot with his new teacher and worrying he’s not smart enough for school. Grade level: 1-3. 229 pages.