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Avenue A Books is a graphic novel imprint from Center for Responsive Schools that focuses on social and emotional learning for kids ages 5–14. These are engaging, relatable, and relevant books that illustrate real-world challenges and experiences.

This engaging and colorful collection is being created by a diverse group of talented children’s book authors and illustrators. Kids will see themselves and their peers reflected in stories that depict real-world challenges that they experience both at school and at home.

While these books offer subtle examples of how to navigate various situations with empathy and self-control, they are compelling, fun to read, and often laugh-out-loud funny. We offer a wide range of genres that will attract all kinds of readers, including action and adventure stories, mysteries, and coming-of-age dramas.

Call for Submissions

We’re currently seeking experienced writers and illustrators to help create a series of titles for Avenue A Books. These books will focus on topics such as interpersonal relationships, social and emotional skills, diverse experiences, and other matters related to the daily life of elementary and middle school students. Click below to learn more.

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