Back to School

Anacostia Library

Back to School

Book Recommendations

Going back to school can bring up lots of emotions. For me, it made me alternately excited to see my friends and learn new things, but also nervous about what changes the new year would bring. Not so surprisingly, there are lots of books to about going back to school and the mixed-up feelings it can bring!

It's Back to School We Go!Curious about how your back to school experience compares with that of children from around the world?

Well, It's Back to School We Go: First Day Stories From Around the World by Ellen Jackson details the experiences of kids at the beginning of the school year in more than 10 different countries.

Early readers might enjoy Arthur's Back-to-School Surprise by Marc Brown.

Amelia's Back to School Survival GuideAlthough I personally was delighted when I had the same backpack as another girl on the first day of first grade, Arthur has a very different reaction to a similar experience...

Marissa Moss' books about Amelia are great for burgeoning young writers, and Amelia's Back to School Survival Guide is no exception.

Going back to school can also be a great excuse to introduce poetry into your routine. Countdown to Summer by J. Patrick Lewis includes poems for all different times of the school year, including the very first day.

What's your favorite back-to-school book?
-- Ms. Sho, Children's Librarian