Back-to-School Booklist

Back-to-School Booklist Collection

Books about School, Teachers, and Classmates

It’s that time of the year again. New friends, new challenges, and new teachers await. Heading back to school is an exciting and slightly nerve-wracking experience. Here are some of our favorite books with activities and resources to help kids get right back into the swing of things and head back to school with confidence!

Written by James Dean

Everyone's favorite blue cat is back! Pete the Cat helps his friend Tom learn to add and subtract and develop a love of math.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Mercer Mayer

Follow along as Little Critter researches and plans his science project about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by Herman Parish

Tag along for iconic character Amelia Bedelia's first day back to school. Full of anticipation,...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Laura Numeroff

It's risky to take a mouse to school, but in this tale it's also hilarious, awkward, and...

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by Alma Flor Ada

For María, switching to a new school is more difficult than usual when the teacher decides to call her Mary.

2nd - 5th

Written by Peggy Moss

Roberta tries to find out where she fits in on the first day at a new school.

K - 7th

Written by Christopher Myers

Inspired by the myth of Icarus flying too close to the sun, a boy’s wings make him a target for school bullies.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Ludwig Bemelmans

The French children’s classic about twelve little girls who live in a boardinghouse in Paris....

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley is a typical middle schooler who happens to keep a journal about his life. This first...

3rd - 8th