Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back to School Reads




It's that time of year again! Back to school is upon us and the kids need something to read, whether that's a fun chapter book or an informative book about what they should expect in the next coming months.


Here is a list of fun and helpful books about school for children of all ages.


Preschool



Maisy Goes to Preschool
By Lucy Cousins

Maisy Goes to Preschool

Maisy the mouse has a busy day at preschool dancing, painting, singing and doing other things.

BL: 1.6 AR Pts: 0.5 Quiz No. 131086






What to Expect at Preschool
By Heidi Murkoff


What to Expect at Preschool


Angus, the lovable "Answer Dog" helps children and parents alike prepare for the first day of preschool by answering a full range of questions.

No AR








Kindergarten - Third Grade



If You Take a Mouse to School
By Laura Numeroff

If You Take a Mouse to School

Having been brought to school, Mouse gets in the spirit quickly and is soon participating in all the class activities by helping with a science project, doing a little math, and writing his very own book.

BL: 2.4 AR Pts: 0.5 Quiz No. 60905





The Kissing Hand
By Audrey Pennhe Kissing Hand



The Kissing Hand


A mother raccoon teaches her son a way to overcome his fear about going to kindergarten for the first time.

BL: 2.7 AR Pts: 0.5 Quiz No. 30793 








Junie B., first grader (at last!)
By Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones First Grader (at Last!)


Junie B. thinks first grade is a flop when her kindergarten friend Lucille prefers the company of twins Camille and Chenille and Junie B. needs glasses.

BL: 2.6 AR Pts: 1.0 Quiz No. 57153







I.Q. Goes to School
By  Mary Ann Fraser

I.Q. Goes to School 


Mrs. Furber brings I.Q., a rat, to be the classroom pet, but he has hopes of becoming Student of the Week.

BL: 3.7 AR Pts: 0.5 Quiz No. 65068







Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
By Patty Lovell

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.

BL: 3.5 AR Pts: 0.5 Quiz No. 54446







Fourth - Sixth Grade




Who's Afraid of Fourth Grade
By Katie Kazoo 

Who's afraid of Fourth Grade


As long-awaited fourth grade starts, Katie is overwhelmed when the magic wind causes her to switch twice--first into a new classmate and then into Mr. Starkey, the school band leader.

BL: 3.5 AR Pts: 2.0 Quiz No. 80190








Sideways Stories from Wayside School
By Louis Sachar

Sideways Stories from Wayside School


Thirty different stories describe the strange things that happen at Wayside School, an architectural accident that was built sideways, thirty stories high with one classroom on each floor.

BL: 3.3 AR Pts: 3.0 Quiz No. 5243






No Talking
By Andrew Clements



No Talking


The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

BL: 5.0 AR Pts: 4.0 Quiz No. 115396







The View from Saturday
By E.L. Konigsburg

The View from Saturday


Mrs. Olinski has prepared her team, The Souls, for The Academic Bowl State Finals and, in the process, has learned a lot about the personal life of the team members, discovering their diverse personalities and backgrounds.

BL: 5.9 AR Pts: 7.0 Quiz No. 15098





Middle School





Surviving Middle School
By Luke Reynolds

Surviving Middle School:  navigating the halls, riding the social roller coaster, and unmasking the real you


In this hilarious guide full of honest, real-life experiences, veteran teacher Luke Reynolds skillfully and humorously shows kids how to not only survive, but thrive and even enjoy the wild adventure that is middle school.

No AR






The Classroom: The Epic Documentary
of a Not-Yet-Epic Kid
By Robin Mellom


The Classroom: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet-Epic Kid


A documentary crew has descended upon Westside Middle School to detail the life of an average seventh grader and his classmates.

BL: 4.9 AR Pts: 6.0 Quiz No. 152362





High School






The Perks of Being a Wallflower
By Stephen Chbosky


The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.

BL: 4.8 AR Pts: 9.0 Quiz No. 32374







A Step Toward Falling
By Cammie McGovern

A Step Toward Falling


Emily has always been the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing—until one night when she does the worst thing possible. She sees Belinda, a classmate with developmental disabilities, being attacked. Inexplicably, she does nothing at all.

BL: 4.8 AR Pts: 14.0 Quiz No. 177042







Infinite in Between
By Carolyn Mackler

Infinite in Between


Five students who meet in freshman orientation agree to write notes to their future selves and promise to reunite in exactly four years when they are ready to graduate from high school.

BL: 4.5 AR Pts: 10.0 Quiz No. 176595








Happy Reading!
Lompoc Library Staff