- Top Children's Picture Books About Starting School
School-Related Nonfiction Books for Middle Grade Readers
- The Skinny on Bullying, by Mike Cassidy
- A Smart Girl's Guide to Staying Home Alone: A Girl's Guide to Feeling Safe and Having Fun, by Dottie Raymer, with illustrations by Lauren Scheuer
Library Card Sign-up Month - Getting a library card is a great way to start the school year.
- Save Money at Your Public Library
- 10 Tips to Help You Raise Kids Who Love Reading Recommended Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians
- Tomás and the Library Lady, by Pat Mora, illustrated by Raul Colón
- The Librarian of Basra: A True Story of Iraq, by author and illustrator Jeanette Winter
- The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians, written by Carla Morris and illustrated by Brad Sneed
- Goin' Someplace Special, by Patricia C. McKissack, with illustrations by Jerry Pinkney
National Good Manners Month
- Children's Books About Good Manners and Etiquette - Here are several recommended books, including one for older kids.
Happy Cat Month
- Cat Talk - A terrific collection of cat poems by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, accompanied by captivating watercolor portraits of cats by Barry Moser.
September 2 - Labor Day
- Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy
- September 5 - Birthday of Author and Poet Paul Fleischman
- Best Children's Poetry Books With Poems for Two or More Voices
September 6 - Birth Date of Jane Addams, Winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize
- The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards
September 8 - Birthday of Poet Jack Prelutsky
- The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders
- Read A Rhyme, Write A Rhyme
- Good Sports: rhymes about running, jumping, throwing and more
September 8 - Birthday of Author and Books for Boys Advocate Jon Scieszka
- An Interview with Children's Author Jon Scieszka
- Spotlight on Author Jon Scieszka
September 8 - Grandparents' Day
- Grandparents! by Roser Capdevila, with illustrations by Anne-Laure Fournier le Ray
September 11 - Patriot Day: Remembering September 11, 2001
- September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City, nonfiction book by Wilborn Hampton
- This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort, selected by Georgia Heard
September 13 - Roald Dahl Day and Birth Date of Author Roald Dahl
- The Enduring Roald Dahl
- Video: Profile of Roald Dahl
September 13 - Birth Date of Author Mildred Taylor
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Juvenile fiction for which Taylor won the John Newbery Medal in 1977
September 15 - Birth Date of Author and Illustrator Robert McCloskey
- Maine Caldecott Winners by Robert McCloskey
- Video: Profile of Robert McCloskey
September 15 - October 15 - National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Books for Children and Teens
- The Pura Belpré Award for Latino and Latina Authors and Illustrators
- The Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos, written by Lucía González and illustrated by Lulu Delacre - This is the story of librarian Pura Belpré.
- Los Gatos Black on Halloween, by Marisa Montes, with illustrations by Yuyi Morales
- Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day / Book Day - Celebremos El dia de los niños / El da de los libros, by Pat Mora, illustrated by Rafael López
- Top Children's Books About the Day of the Dead / El Dia Los Muertos
- Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers, edited by Pat Mora and illustrated by Paula S. Barragán M.
September 15 - Birthday of Author and Illustrator Tomie dePaola
- The Extraordinary Tomie dePaola - Article about dePaola and his many books
- Oliver Button is a Sissy
- Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland
September 16 - Birth Date of Author and Illustrator H.A. Rey
- The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated with photographs and watercolors by Alan Drummond.
- The Complete Adventures of Curious George, by Margret and H.A. Rey
September 17 - Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
- Recommended Children's Books about the Political Process / Elections / Voting
- Lady Liberty: A Biography, by Doreen Rappaport, with illustrations by Matt Tavares
- Best Children's Books that Celebrate America, the Constitution and More
- Our Country's Presidents - A 224-page, illustrated nonfiction book
September 17-23 - Constitution Week
September 19 - Talk Like A Pirate Day
- A Pirate's Guide to First Grade - A picture book that includes a glossary of pirate lingo
September 22 - First Day of Autumn / Fall
- Peepers by Eve Bunting, illustrated by by James Ransome
- Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts, written and illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines - The book includes poems about all the seasons, each illustrated with a miniature quilt.
- Leaf Man, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert - The die cut pages and Ehlert's leaf collages celebrate fall landscspes and autumn leaves.
- September 22−28 - Banned Books Week
- Banned Books Week FAQs
- What does a challenge have to do with kids' books, banned books, censorship?
- Book Censorship and Banning of Children's Books: The Who and the Why
- The Harry Potter Controversy: Censorship and Book Banning
- Censorship: Challenged and Banned Children's Books: The Latest Report
- They're Burning Books Again
- Readers Respond: Should children's books and books for teens be censored? Who should do it?
- Walter Dean Myers: His Life, Books, and Views on Censorship
- All About Book Banning of Books for Kids and Teens - An annotated directory of links to all content on the subject on About.com Children's Books.
September 24 - National Punctuation Day
- Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make A Difference!, written by Lynne Truss and illustrated by by Bonnie Timmons
September 25 - Birth Date of Author Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters - A Coretta Scott King Honor Book