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.


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.


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.


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

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