By: Jordan Maconachy
It’s that time again! Some might even say it outranks December as: “The Most WONDERFUL Time of the Year!” Yep…it’s Back to School! Many of you have asked for Back to School book ideas. Here’s our list of the best books for Back to School.
(As always, the cute pom garlands in the book nook are from my favorite: Pearl & Jane!)
Best Books for Back to School
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School – Such a cute book about a little boy’s imagination that runs wild when he needs to explain to his teacher why he is late for school!
The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer – Same author as “A Funny Thing” book. Super cute & fun. A great transitional book to read to prep your child for getting ready for summer to end
The Berenstain Bears Go to School – a classic!
The Kissing Hand– Oh, I LOVE this book! It’s about a little racoon and his mama and their special tradition on his first day of school!
The Night Before Kindergarten (also available in Preschool, First Grade, etc.)- These books are a sweet and simple read to help make the night before your kiddos’ first day special!
First Day Jitters – A cute book that teaches kids that they aren’t the ONLY ones who might be nervous on the first day of school!
Pete The Cat Rocking in my School Shoes– If you/your kids love the Pete the Cat series, this is a cute school-themed one!
School’s First Day of School – I found this book last year and have been WAITING to share it! It’s the sweetest book ever about how one little school feels preparing for ITS first day of school!
Rulers of the Playground– Love this cute book about “playing together”
A Fine, Fine School– a long time favorite of mine about a sweet principal who maybe loves his school a little TOO much!
How To Get Your Teacher Ready– From the “How To” series, this book is all about things you can do to make sure your teacher is ready for school!
If You Take a Mouse to School – a classic by Laura Numeroff
Llama Llama Misses Mama– The cutest little rhyming book for the smallest of babes headed off to home or daycare for the first time!
This School Year Will be the Best– a sweet little book about a class’ wishes for their year together!
Brand New Pencils, Brand New Books… – I love this series by Diane deGroat
Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School– If you read the classic Amelia Bedelia books as a kid, you’ll totally want to snag this book in the series about Amelia as a child!
On the First Day of Kindergarten– This song book goes to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. I read it to Q last year and she LOVED singing along!
Swimmy– a classic about working together!
Mrs. Nelson is Missing– The kids in room 207 learn a quick lesson about their misbehaving when their favorite teacher is replaced by the mean old Viola Swamp!
This is the Way we Go to School– You know I love to stick a few good non-fiction books in the mix!
And just because I get asked about this so often and have such strong feelings about these issues, here are a few favorites that cover the topics of acceptance, kindness, and bullying:
Books about acceptance, kindness and bullying:
I Walk With Vanessa| All Are Welcome|The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade| Be Kind |A Bad Case of the Stripes |Enemy Pie |Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun |The Invisible Boy | We’re All Wonders |Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed |We All Sing with the Same Voice |Those Shoes |Chrysanthemum |Do Unto Otters
Happy Back-to-School to you & your littles!