The stores are stocked with school supplies. The back to school commercials are airing. Now would be a good time to start preparing your child for the transition to school. If they are just starting school for the first time, this is especially important. But even returning students need to get back into a school frame of mind. Fortunately, there are plenty of wonderful back to school books for kids of all ages that you can share with your child!
Back to School Books for Kids of All Ages
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Back to School Picture Books
Everyone’s favorite mouse is back and this time he’s going to school in the humorous tale If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff.
Everyone shares their hopes for the upcoming school year in This School Year Will Be the Best! by Kay Winters.
A child’s first day of preschool is so wonderful that he can’t wait to go back in The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing.
A pet mouse helps Splat the Cat on his first day of school in this first book of the beloved series from Rob Scotton.
Show and tell takes an exciting turn in the brand new book from Elise Parsley, If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!
This is the Way We Go to School from Edith Baer shows how children all around the world get to school each day.
In the brand new book by Elizabeth Shreeve, a little boy blasts off into space to get ready for his first day of school in Captain Freddy Counts Down to School.
Everyone’s favorite pigeon has to go to school and he is not happy about in The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems.
Follow along with one little girl as she starts over at a new school in First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg.
Back to School Chapter Books
Dan Gutman’s hilarious My Weird School series begins when a second grade class discovers their teacher is in over her head in Miss Daisy Is Crazy.
Best-selling author James Patterson is back with something for the young adult crowd in Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life. Will Rafe actually break every rule in his school’s Code of Conduct?
The first day of school goes from bad to worse for eight-year-old Mallory in Back to School, Mallory by Laurie B. Friedman.
Super-sleuth Cam Jansen is back to try to figure out why her new fifth grade teacher is arrested on the first day of school in Cam Jansen: The First Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler.
In Sideways Stories from Wayside School from Louis Sachar, readers can experience just how wacky life is at this crazy school.
Your child can follow along on the adventures of one boy as he goes through one week at his unusual elementary school in School!: Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School by Kate McMullan.