The Sweetest Back to School Themed Books

The Sweetest Back to School Themed Books!

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Sweetest Back To School Themed Books

We love books here at DoSayGive and today we’ve gathered some sweet back to school themed books. Whether you want to gift a book for a milestone year or use a good story to alleviate first day jitters, we have a great roundup for you below!

Some of these are classics and some are newer publications that were recommended by DoSayGive readers. If you give a book as a gift, be sure to write an inscription and include the year! 

The book pictured above is called The Hundred Dresses, a book for ages 6+ that brings up important topics like friendship, bullying, and inclusivity. The story of Wanda Petronksi is one you and your children will never forget, particularly with its moving illustrations by Louis Slobodkin. My friend, Barrett, told me years ago that she reads this to her children at the start of every school year. I thought that was a great idea! We’ve read this book several times and it provides great conversation starters. 

Here are some more, with some for the younger ones as well! Look for them at your local library or if you have Amazon Prime, you can get these in just a day or two!

The Hundred Dresses
A tearjerker but such an important message for first grade and up.
Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book
Teachers appreciate good manners! Time to brush up!
What Mary Jo Shared
Darling picture book about finding something unique to bring to show and tell.
Biscuit Goes to School
Love Biscuit books! So sweet for younger children!

The Berenstain Bears Go to School
I loved The Berenstein Bears as a child. Cute picture book!
The Little Engine That Could
Empower your children with this classic picture book!
The Kissing Hand
A popular book for young children starting school for the first time!
Spot Goes to School
Cute for toddlers and little ones starting preschool!

The Night Before Kindergarten
This series has themed books for each grade!
Be Kind and Sweet
I love a sweet children's book on manners!
Say Please and Thank You
Another easy manners book for toddlers and preschoolers.
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten
Remember Clifford books? I loved them as a child.
School's First Day of School
To encourage them through the first day jitters.
The Crayons Go Back to School
Such a fun read!
I'm Going to Kindergarten
Get your little one excited about starting kinder!
Mae's First Day of School
A great book that helps children persevere through the scary what-ifs of back to school.

Happy reading!

And please share your favorite back to school themed books below!


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6 thoughts on “The Sweetest Back to School Themed Books!

  1. I am a preschool teacher and the book I always read on the first day of school is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, another good one is Do Unto Otters. Anything by Kevin Henkes has a lesson on how to treat others.

    1. Thank you! I just didn’t know that many! I will make an edit for people to look in comment section to read this!

  2. “The Night Before Kindergarten” is a cute little book for those new Kindergarteners! Makes a sweet little gift to a niece, nephew, grandchildren or special friend!

  3. I would also recommend the “Miss Nelson” books. There are three of them, I think, all school related. The authors are Marshall & Allard.

  4. I read 100 dresses to my kindergarten class and they got the message. That was probably 10 years ago, so I think the kinders now would really get it, with all the bullying talk in out society now.