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For elementary school students:

  • The Berenstain Bears Go to School. Berenstain, Stan and Jan. Random House, 1978.
  • Arthur’s Teacher Trouble. Brown, Marc. Trumpet, 1986.
  • Clifford’s First School Day. Bridwell, Norman. Scholastic, 1999.
  • Never Spit on Your Shoes. Cazet, Denys. Scholastic, 1993.
  • Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown. Danziger, Paula. Puffin, 2003.
  • Kindergarten Rocks! Davis, Katie. Harcourt Children’s, 2005.
  • Back to School for Rotten Ralph. Gantos, Jack. HarperTrophy, 2000.
  • Back to School With Betsy. Haywood, Carolyn. Odyssey Classics, 1990.
  • Chrysanthemum. Henkes, Kevin. HarperTrophy, 1996.
  • The Day the Teacher Went Bananas. Howe, James. Penguin, 1987.
  • It’s Back to School We Go! Jackson, Ellen. Millbrook Press, 2003.
  • Sumi’s First Day of School Ever. Pak, Soyung. Penguin Putnam, 2003.
  • Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School. Parish, Herman. Harper Festival, 2004.
  • Curious George Goes to School. Rey, Margret. Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
  • The Best School Year Ever. Robinson, Barbara. HarperTrophy, 2005.
  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. Slate, Joseph. Puffin Books, 2001.
  • The Teacher From the Black Lagoon. Thaler, Mike. Scholastic Paperbacks, 1989.
  • The Night Before Kindergarten. Wing, Natasha. Grosset & Dunlap, 2001.

For middle and high school students:

  • The Middle School Survival Guide: How To Survive From the Day Elementary School Ends Until the Second High School Begins. Erlbach, Arlene. Walker Books for Young Readers, 2003.
  • High School Bound: The Ultimate Guide for High School Success and Survival. Spethman, Martin J., and Klein, Chuck. Westgate Publishing & Entertainment, 1997.
  • The Real High School Handbook: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prepare for What’s Next. Lieberman, Susan Abel. Mariner Books, 1997.
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