I gotta go back, back, back to school again

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr . Seuss

It’s that time of year – the temperature has dropped and the there’s a cooler touch to the wind. The nights have started to drawn in much sooner and you’ve probably turned to someone to say “Ooh isn’t it getting dark early now?”

But this turn in the seasons also means it’s a time of preparation. There are rucksacks to pack, pencil cases to choose and fresh new jumpers to don. That’s right. It’s time to go back to school.

Here at Book-ish, we think this is an exciting time. It’s a time to learn new things, meet up with or make new friends, and of course read a new set of books.

(P.s – did you know that we also LOVE to work with schools? If you work in a school and want help ordering or choosing books, drop us a line on schools@book-ish.co.uk).

School Story Recommendations

Whether you have little ones heading to school for the first time or you want to indulge in some schoolish nostalgia, then we have a great selection for you to choose from.

When Can I Go Back To School? by Anna Friend

Going back to school can be a nervous time for lots of children, but especially this year. This book is a reassuring journey through a child’s common worries and fears during the worldwide pandemic and beyond.

Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell

Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn’t have a special gift. Can she discover her hidden talent? This is a fun, lighthearted book aimed for readers aged 7-9.

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

From the 9-12 section our pick is Nevermoor, a marvellous book set in a new magical world. Morrigan Crow is cursed and doomed to die on her eleventh birthday. But then a mysterious man arrives to take her to Nevermoor to fight for a place in the Wundrous Society, the school for children with extraordinary talents.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. This is a brilliant and prescient Young Adult novel about social injustice.

Monthly Staff Picks

The books that we’ve been loving over the last month…

Until next time! Have a great September – Megan