It’s that magical time of the year when Staples sells glue sticks for a penny and a spotless, new spiral notebooks represent a fresh start. It’s Back-to-School time, my friends. Now that I have a child that is actually starting school this fall (preschool counts right?), this season is taking on a whole new meaning. I stocked up on crayons and scotch tape with all the other parents eager to pack up their kids and shoo them out the door come September (or late August for some folks).
The beginning of the school year is exciting, but it can also be an anxious time (probably more so for me than my toddler). Whether your child is just starting out or is a veteran of the classroom, the first day of school can bring out the jitters in anyone. Lots of unknowns come into play—Who will be in my class? Will my teacher be nice? Who am I going to eat lunch with? Reading books is an excellent way to help make the transition into the school year go as smoothly as possible.
Not wanting to recreate the wheel, I’ve gathered some of the best School Themed Book Lists I’ve come across and organized them for you below. There are tons of picture book lists out there (this is by no means comprehensive), but lists for older kids are harder to come by. Have a great school year!
- Top 10 Preschool Books for Back to School by Nuttin’ But Preschool
- Top 10 Starting School Books: Kindergarten & Preschool by Pragmatic Mom
- 9 Back to School Picture Books by Delightful Children’s Books
- 31 Books To Read About School by No Time for Flash Cards
- Children’s Picture Books For Back To School, 2013 by Three Books a Night
Beginner Reader/Chapter Books
Mixed Grades (preschool–middle school)
- Back to School Books by Parent’s Choice
- Back to School Recommended Reading by Youth Literature Reviews
- Back to School Books by Bank Street Library
- Back to School Books – A Grade Specific Reading List by Nyla’s Crafty Teaching
- Great Back-to-School Books for Preschool thru Middle School by KC Edventures
- Back to School Books: Books About School by The Children’s Book Review
- Top Ten Favorite Back to School Books by New York Public Library
- Back to School Books for Teens by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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