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7 Books to Get Kids Excited to Go Back to School

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, school is officially in full swing. Here are some fun books to get kids excited about reading and going back to school!

David Goes to School – David Shannon


David, a rambunctious elementary school student, learns appropriate classroom behavior in this perfect picture book for young readers.

Hooway for Wodney Wat – Helen Lester


Poor Rodney Rat cannot pronounce the letter “R” correctly, which leads to him being picked on at school. Rodney must overcome the bullying in order to make friends.

Miss Nelson Is Missing – Harry Allard and James Marshall


Miss Nelson’s class always acts up while she is teaching. Drastic measures are taken when Miss Nelson goes missing, and the meanest substitute ever, Miss Swamp, comes to tame the students. After Miss Swamp assigns a lot of homework, the students start to miss Miss Nelson, and they go looking for her.

Ramona the Pest – Beverly Cleary


The second book of the Ramona series, Ramona the Pest follows Ramona Quimby as she journeys through the complicated world of kindergarten. Adjusting to new classmates, substitute teachers, and kindergarten crushes, Ramona must work hard to make her school year successful.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Louis Sachar


Written by the author of Holes (another fabulous book for kids), the Wayside School series follows the antics of the students in the thirtieth floor classroom of Wayside School and their teacher Ms. Jewls. The students of Wayside School must try to learn in their wacky school without being sent home early for misbehavior.

The Bailey School Kids series – Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones


From Frankenstein to Dracula, the Bailey School kids frequently encounter supernatural beings at their school. This thirty seven book series, that also has a spin-off series for slightly younger readers, follows a group of students as they wind their way through a school of track running mermaids and hula dancing wolfmen.

Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling


On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter discovers that he is a wizard and is whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This series transports readers to a magical world of flying and charms classes, where Harry and his friends must not only do their homework, but stop the evil Lord Voldemort from destroying the wizarding world.

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