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
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
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
By Andrew Clements
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
|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
|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
Lompoc Library Staff