Books About School

Whether your kids are heading off to school for the very first time or are old pros at navigating lockers and homework assignments, the books on this list are bound to entertain (and maybe even reassure) them. Need help managing first-day-of-school jitters? No problem. Looking for middle school books or high school stories? We've got 'em -- from popular current series to modern classics. For more choices, check out these lists: Books to Help Your Kid Survive Middle School and Kindergarten Books. Happy reading!

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1-2-3 Peas Book Poster Image
Super-appealing counting book with 100 cute peas in action.
By Keith Baker
(2012)
(2012)
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Here Comes Teacher Cat Book Poster Image
Funny sub teacher tale shows classroom routines in fun way.
By Deborah Underwood
(2017)
(2017)
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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? Book Poster Image
Rhyming picture book promotes enthusiasm about school.
By Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson
(2013)
(2013)
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The Class Book Poster Image
Relatable look at different kids getting ready for school.
By Boni Ashburn
(2016)
(2016)
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Curious George's First Day of School Book Poster Image
George makes school silly and fun.
By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(2013)
(2005)
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The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten Book Poster Image
Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
(2013)
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First Grade Dropout Book Poster Image
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
(2015)
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Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Book Poster Image
Playful intro to academic subjects via curious boy and pup.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2016)
(2016)
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Marco Goes to School Book Poster Image
Bird's first day at human school is good, silly fun.
By Roz Chast
(2012)
(2012)
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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Book Poster Image
Calms first-day-of-kindergarten fears.
By Joseph Slate
(2004)
(1996)
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Monsters Love School Book Poster Image
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
(2014)
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The New Bear at School Book Poster Image
Cuddly bear tale about fitting in at a new school.
By Carrie Weston
(2008)
(2008)
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Off to First Grade Book Poster Image
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
By Louise Borden
(2008)
(2008)
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Otter Goes to School Book Poster Image
Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
(2016)
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Rocket Writes a Story Book Poster Image
Dog gets excellent writing lesson from wise bird teacher.
By Tad Hills
(2012)
(2012)
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School's First Day of School Book Poster Image
Start-of-school story with clever twist helps soothe fears.
By Adam Rex
(2016)
(2016)
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Skippyjon Jones: Class Action Book Poster Image
The Chihuahua-wannabe kitty-boy goes to a school for dogs.
By Judy Schachner
(2011)
(2011)
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We're Going to Be Friends Book Poster Image
Retro art, collage bring fond school-day lyrics to life.
By Jack White
(2017)
(2017)
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Zombelina School Days Book Poster Image
Silly fun as dancing zombie girl breaks out at school.
By Kristyn Crow
(2017)
(2017)
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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! Book Poster Image
Girl brings alligator for show-and-tell in funny romp.
By Elise Parsley
(2015)
(2015)
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I Gotta Draw Book Poster Image
Triumphant tale of artistic misfit and creative teacher.
By Bruce Degen
(2012)
(2012)
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Book Poster Image
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
By Lenore Look
(2009)
(2008)
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Goldie Blox Rules the School!: GoldieBlox, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Cheery, messy fun in freewheeling female engineer series.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2017)
(2017)
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Judy Moody Was in a Mood Book Poster Image
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
(2004)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
(2017)
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EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! Book Poster Image
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
(2011)
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Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully Book Poster Image
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
(2014)
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Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
Series moves to middle school, tackles fear with humor.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2017)
(2017)
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Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate, Book 4 Book Poster Image
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
(2012)
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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook: Gabby Garcia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Goal-focused Latina scores big hit in series opener.
By Iva-Marie Palmer
(2017)
(2017)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
(2016)
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Invisible Emmie Book Poster Image
Texting drama helps an insecure and popular girl connect.
By Terri Libenson
(2017)
(2017)
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Pottymouth and Stoopid Book Poster Image
Underdogs overcome labels in sensitive, funny story.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
(2017)
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All the Answers Book Poster Image
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
(2015)
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Blubber Book Poster Image
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
(1974)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Book Poster Image
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
(2010)
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How to Survive Middle School Book Poster Image
Funny middle school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
(2010)
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Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! Book Poster Image
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2012)
(2012)
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Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf Book Poster Image
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2011)
(2007)
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Posted Book Poster Image
Realistic, moving story of finding courage to be yourself.
By John David Anderson
(2017)
(2017)
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Addie on the Inside Book Poster Image
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
(2011)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
(2012)
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Friends with Boys Book Poster Image
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
(2012)
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The Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
(2013)
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The Catcher in the Rye Book Poster Image
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(2005)
(1969)
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Homeroom Diaries Book Poster Image
Cyberbullied teens promote happiness in sweet misfit tale.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2014)
(2014)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
(2017)
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