Back to School

Many (if not most) children will be headed back to school in the next couple of weeks. To help kick off the school season, check out these light-hearted books that will entertain even the most reluctant reader.

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
By Jane Yolen
What would you do if a very large ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic silvisaurus--who decided to jump on top of his desk? Come along for a very unusual day where school has never been so much fun!

Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School
By Herman Parish
Would you like to have Amelia Bedelia in your classroom? Just ask Miss Wilson. But don't give Amelia Bedelia any problems. Or ask her to take her seat. Or tell her to paint anything. Amelia Bedelia is ready to learn, but it's the class that gets a lesson -- in reading, writing, and ridiculousness! Pull back the flaps to peek at Amelia Bedelia's school day.

Miss Daisy is Crazy! (My Weird School Series #1)
By Dan Gutman
On the first day of second grade, he tells his teacher, Miss Daisy, that he does not like school, only football and video games. Miss Daisy surprises him when she agrees and tells him that she doesn’t understand math. He concludes that she just might be an imposter, but wisely decides not to tell the principal, thinking that she'll be replaced by a "real teacher" who knows the three Rs, and then they'll have to learn "all that stuff." A fun read that will keep kids laughing out loud.

Brand New School, Brave New Ruby! (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series #1)
By Derrick Barnes
Ruby is starting third grade at a new school, a school where her three older brothers already attend. She is determined to make her own mark and not be known as “’the Booker Boys’ baby sis.” Although things don’t exactly go according to plan, Ruby‘s unique approach to life helps her overcome any obstacle.

Lost and Found
By Andrew Clements
On day one of sixth grade in a new school, Ray stays home sick, and Jay is on his own. No big deal. But Jay quickly discovers a major mistake: No one seems to know a thing about his twin brother. Ray's not on the attendance lists, doesn't even have a locker, and doesn't even have a student folder. Jay almost tells the school—almost—but then decides that this information could be very...useful. And fun.

What are some of your favorite back to school books?