Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: School Stories Picture Books

Austin, Mike.

Nervous monsters attending school for the first time learn new things, make friends, and sample Chef...

Bottner, Barbara.

A first-grade girl who does not like to read stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts ...

Bowen, Anne.

Also available in Hoopla. Rhyming text reveals the surprising ways that teachers behave when their s...

Calmenson, Stephanie.

Also available in Hoopla. When Mr. Bungles the teacher oversleeps, he goes to great lengths, trying ...

Cook, Lisa Broadie.

When his teacher is out sick for a week, Martin MacGregor has a difficult time with the homework ass...

Cox, Judy.

A teacher makes her students laugh when she mixes up words, saying "goats" instead of &quo...

Creech, Sharon.

When a principal loves his school so much that he wants the children to attend classes every day of ...

Danneberg, Julie.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Sarah is afraid to start at a new school, but both she and t...

Fergus, Maureen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Inviting her mother to visit her new class, a little kinderg...

Finchler, Judy.

Also available in Overdrive. Miss Malarkey vows to find each of her students a book to love by the e...

Gall, Chris.

Mr. Creacher, a multi-tentacled substitute teacher, warns his prankish students not to misbehave, re...

Litwin, Eric.

Also available in Hoopla. Pete the cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchro...

Murray, Laura.

A gingerbread man searches all over the school for the group of children that made him and then left...

Neubecker, Robert.

Izzy finds many things to be excited about on the first day of school. ...

Numeroff, Laura.

Follows a boy and his mouse through a busy day at school. ...

Parish, Herman.

A literal-minded first-grader's first day of school is filled with confusing adventures, much t...

Penfold, Alexandra.

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, s...

Rex, Adam.

"It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a ...

Rose, Deborah Lee.

Also available in Hoopla. A cumulative counting verse in which a child enumerates items in the kinde...

Scotton, Rob.

Also available in Hoopla. "When Splat the Cat and his class take a school trip to the zoo, all ...

Sierra, Judy.

Rhyming text with rebuses follows a group of animals through their first day of school. ...

Sullivan, Deirdre.

Also available in Hoopla. Ming goes to preschool, where she bravely plays all kinds of games with ne...

Wells, Rosemary.

Starting with number one for the first day of school, Emily learns the numbers to one hundred in man...

Yolen, Jane.

Also available in Hoopla. Explains how young dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day. ...