Back to School Reading List

Back to School Reading List

Alas! Another Summer has come to a close, and it's no surprise we're giving you a Back to School Reading List! We've curated our favorite titles just for you, or your little one, or your dad that listens to Judas Priest on repeat... We've got it all. 
Happy reading! 


Books for All Ages

Whether or not class in in session, these books are good for everyone young and old and in between. 


The Illustrated Al: The Songs of "Weird Al" Yankovic 

We all know “Weird Al” Yankovic, legendary musical satirist, five-time Grammy award-winner, and icon. For decades, Weird Al has blessed the industry with the music we didn’t know we needed. To take it a step further, Weird Al has teamed up with the top cartoonists to bring you The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankokvic. 

The Gorillaz Almanac

Celebrating decades in the making, Gorillaz Almanac is 120+ pages of inspiration by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, including exclusive artwork and puzzles and games by Murdoc Niccals.

Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes 

To celebrate 30 years of Tori Amos’ album Little Earthquakes, we’ve created a graphic novel to showcase 24 inspiring stories by the album’s 12 songs. For every music lover, this graphic novel has a story for everyone. 


Books For Little People

Fun books for kids who rock... and read.


Ibaraki & Friends 

Beautifully illustrated Japanese folk tales with an accompanying CD of lullabies performed by Trivium frontman Matt Heafy?  Yes please!


Teddy Swims Presents: Swimmy and the Valley of the Last Song

Join Swimmy the Bear and his friends on a rollercoaster ride to their big dreams. After receiving an opportunity that can change the trajectory of their road, will the band make it through? 

Books from the School of Jazz/Blues/Classical

There's no such thing as too cool for school

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Final Symphony: A Beethoven Anthology 

A true legend, Ludwig van Beethoven is celebrated with this anthology of comics. From ghost stories to romance, this graphic novel will bring to life the influence Beethoven continues to have in our world. 

Blue Note Records - Enter the Blue 


A Jazz and fan favorite! Enter the Blue follows the story of a woman’s search for her truest self, while investigating what The Blue truly means all while meeting Jazz legends along the way.


Charlie Parker - Chasin' The Bird


Calling all Jazz lovers! Ever wonder the life Charlie Parker, aka “Bird” lived in LA? Chasin’ The Bird tells the story of his trial and errors in the City of Angels while recording his most groundbreaking tracks.

Books from the School of Rock - For Grown Ups

There's no better teacher than rock n' roll.

Anthrax - Among The Living 

The official graphic novel adaptation of Anthrax’s iconic 1987 LP, Among The Living. Each song from the album is given life through an original story and is waiting to be dissected! Might we add, Greg Nicotero, horror legend (The Walking Dead) introduced the new zombie “Not Man?”

Judas Priest: Screaming for Vengeance 


Close your eyes and imagine 500 years from now where the world is controlled by a ruling elite that maintains power through manipulation and brutality. Will you accept your life in exile or scream for vengeance? 

Mötley Crüe - The Dirt: Declassified 

Vince, Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars are at it again with more mayhem you can imagine. Read the true identities in this graphic novel as Motley Crue works as special undercover government operatives are revealed. 

Books for Teens & Young Adults

Amelia Aierwood: Basic Witch


A family of witches in L.A.? I know, it sounds too good to be true. It’s not, so feast your eyes and mind on a story that follows young Amelia Aierwood though magical misfires while finding her own path in the world! 


Vince Staples: Limbo Beach


If you’re into superpowers and theme parks, Limbo Beach is for you. Immerse yourself in a story about the Wunderlosts who journey through a theme park and discover the truth behind it all. 


All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades

A little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance and your favorite band is playing a secret show? Follow classmates Connor and Becca as they adventure into the night all while learning the power of hearing the right song in the right place at the right time.




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