In the past few weeks we have had lists focused on the first day of school and kindergarten. If you haven’t seen the lists check them out. There are so many great books about school that were not included in our first list so watch for more school lists throughout the year. This list includes books about riding the bus, picture day, teachers, art class, and so much more.
School Books About Teachers, Recess, the Bus and More
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
T is for Teacher by Deborah Dover Layne
From A to Z there is a lot to learn about school. This is a great book to read at the beginning of the school year. A fun project would be to make a class or individual ABC list that includes people and things from your school.
Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre
Matty LOVES glue and always uses way too much. One day in art class, Matty gets in a sticky situation with his art project. This is a funny story of why you should always listen to your teacher and use a raindrop of glue, not a puddle.
School Picture Day by Lynn Plourde
On picture day everyone is dressed up and ready except for Josephina Caroleena Wattashenna. Throughout the day as she does some highfalutin, fidgeting, fiddling, fuddling and foopling Josephina makes a mess of the whole day. I loved the way this book was written, it is a fun read.
The Spelling Bee Before Recess by Deborah Lee Rose
Miss Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10 by Judy Fincher
How Will I Get to School This Year? By Jerry Pallotta
Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray and Mike Lowery
The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler and Bob Kolar
Little School Bus stays busy helping all the students get to and from school. The story has a fun rhyme and explains all the things a school bus can do. This is a great book for kids going to school and kids that love all kinds of transportation vehicles.
Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPucchio
Charlie wishes he could stay home from school every day like his dog Norman. After wishing on a star, Charlie and Norman switch places and soon Charlie realizes he misses school. Little Bit loved the parts when Charlie was digging like a dog, eating dog food and drinking from the toilet.
Flight School by Lita Judge
Little Penguin believes he has the soul of an eagle and is determined to learn how to fly. At flight school, penguin works hard but has some trouble getting off the ground. This is a great story to use to explain that everyone is different and has their own unique talents, even penguins.
My Teacher’s Secret Life by Stephen Krensky and Joann Adinolfi
First Food Fight This Fall and Other School Poems by Marilyn Singer and Sachiko Yoshikawa
This is a collection of poems about school. Each poem is written by the students in the book as they tell about their fun filled year at school. I love all the different styles of poems and illustrations for each one.
Double Play! Monkeying Around with Addition by Betsy Franco
What Teachers Can’t Do by Douglas Wood
From a student’s perspective there are lots of things that teachers can’t do. Why else would they ask for help and ask students the answer to so many questions? I like books about the teachers, as you can tell by a few of the books on the list.
Did We Miss One of Your Favorites?
There are so many great school books out there. Do you have a favorite that we didn’t put on our list?