Back to School

We all know that this year going back to school is very different from usual. However, we hope the books on this list will inspire students to get excited for school and ready to learn!

Picture Books

B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A.A. Livingston

B. Bear realizes the importance of friendship when he and his best friend Lolly attend the first day of school.

Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn

Spunky Lola meets new friends and tries many new things on her fun but exhausting first day of school. 

Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPucchio

Tired of school, Charlie envies his dog and wishes he could be a dog, too, but when his wish comes true he discovers that his life was not all bad.

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.

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Early Readers

Bitsy Bee Goes to School by David A. Carter

Bitsy Bee is very excited about her first day of school, and it proves to be just as much fun as she expected.

Lucky School Bus by Melinda Melton Crow

It is the first day of school, and School Bus is excited. Tractor, Train, and Fire Truck wish him luck on his big day!

Mouse Loves School by Lauren Thompson

Hiding inside a backpack, Mouse spends the day at school, discovering colors, letters, numbers, and his favorite thing–friends.

Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School by James Dean

Pete the Cat can’t decide what outfit he should wear to make him look cool at school. He has so many colorful choices in his closet to choose from, how will he decide on one?

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Juvenile Fiction

Back to School, Mallory by Laurie Friedman

After moving, eight-year-old Mallory struggles with being new at school, especially because her mother is now the music teacher and director of the third grade play.

Bad Kitty: School Daze by Nick Bruel

When Kitty’s owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior, it’s time to ship her off to obedience school.

Pennybrook School is Headed for Disaster by Jennifer Brown

Thomas Fallgrout is a new student at Pennybaker Academy for the Uniquely Gifted where he his blamed for a missing statue so he teams up with his oddball friend Chip Mason to find it.

School Days According to Humphrey by Betty Birney

Humphrey the hamster is puzzled when unfamiliar students fill Mrs. Brisbane’s classroom at summer’s end, but he soon learns that his friends from last year are fine and that the new class needs his special help.

Find more Juvenile Fiction school books here!