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? High school stories? We've got 'em -- from popular current series to modern classics. Happy reading!

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Super-appealing counting book with 100 cute peas in action.
By Keith Baker
(2012)
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Rhyming picture book promotes enthusiasm about school.
By Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson
(2013)
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Relatable look at different kids getting ready for school.
By Boni Ashburn
(2016)
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George makes school silly and fun.
By Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
(2013)
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Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
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Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
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Playful intro to academic subjects via curious boy and pup.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2016)
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Bird's first day at human school is good, silly fun.
By Roz Chast
(2012)
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Calms first-day-of-kindergarten fears.
By Joseph Slate
(2004)
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Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
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Cuddly bear tale about fitting in at a new school.
By Carrie Weston
(2008)
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Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
By Louise Borden
(2008)
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Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
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Dog gets excellent writing lesson from wise bird teacher.
By Tad Hills
(2012)
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Start-of-school story with clever twist helps soothe fears.
By Adam Rex
(2016)
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The Chihuahua-wannabe kitty-boy goes to a school for dogs.
By Judy Schachner
(2011)
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Girl brings alligator for show-and-tell in funny romp.
By Elise Parsley
(2015)
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Triumphant tale of artistic misfit and creative teacher.
By Bruce Degen
(2012)
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Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
By Lenore Look
(2009)
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Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
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Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
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Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
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Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
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Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
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Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
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Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
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Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2012)
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Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2011)
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Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
By Ally Carter
(2009)
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Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
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One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(2005)
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Cyberbullied teens promote happiness in sweet misfit tale.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2014)
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