Books to Celebrate Back to School

Check out Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey's curated list of back-to-school-themed titles for your toddler all the way up to young adult.

By Scholastic Parents Staff
Aug 25, 2017



Books to Celebrate Back to School

Aug 25, 2017

In the tenth installment of our Facebook Live video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey recommended books full of back-to-school spirit across all age bands. Whether your child is starting school for the very first time or waving goodbye to the elementary years, there is a perfect book for every grade. Help your child get excited for back to school by taking a look at these titles below.

You can also watch the Live Chat here.

Deimosa’s Favorites

Clifford’s School Story Box 
by Norman Bridwell

by Jerry Spinelli


3-2-1 School Is Fun
(Rookie Reader Series) by Amanda Haley

Sing-Along Nursery Rhymes
(Rookie Reader Series) by Carolina Faraias

Potty Star
and Potty Hero by Jane Massey

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Planet Kindergarten
by Sue Ganz-Schmitt (Kindergarten)

by Adam Lehrhaupt (1st Grade)

Ramona and Her Father 
by Beverly Cleary  (2nd Grade)

3rd – 5th Grade

Third Grade Mermaid by Peter Raymundo (3rd Grade)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 
by Judy Blume (4th Grade)

Save Me a Seat
by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan (5th Grade)

The Only Girl in School
by Natalie Standiford (5th Grade)

6th – 8th Grade

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
by James Patterson (6th Grade)

The Great Greene Heist
by Varian Johnson (7th Grade)

8th Grade Superzero
by Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich (8th Grade)

High School

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
by David Lubar (9th Grade)

Mean Girls Micol Ostow (10th and 11th Grade)

The Lines We Cross
by Randa Abdel-Fattah (12th Grade)


Becoming Maria
by Sonia Manzano

Teaching Students to Conduct Short Research Projects by Ryan K. Gilpin

Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters
by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

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