We all want our kids to be excited about going back to school (after all, we're excited for them!). But when they're transitioning from art camp and poolside playtime to homework and days behind a desk, it can be hard to convince them that school really has endless opportunities for fun adventures.
Luckily, these great books about school remind kids that a time of friendship, laughter, and unexpected discoveries lies just ahead. They feature everything from silly classroom plots to wild class pets and students who learn how to deal with tricky situations in the school hallways. In doing so, they help get young learners eager to sharpen those pencils, perk up in class, and make friends that last a lifetime.
Which of the books below would your kids love most? Give them a few to read (or read them aloud together) before the school year begins and into the fall, and you might find that it'll be far easier to get them to zip up their backpacks. If your little one is just starting kindergarten this year, check out these inspiring reads for new kindergarteners, too!