Books about School

  1. The View from Saturday

    by E.L. Konigsburg
    Four sixth graders and their teacher compete in a trivia contest, revealing their unique stories and bond.

    How has Mrs. Olinski chosen her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they ... (Goodreads)

  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    by Jeff Kinney
    A humorous account of a middle schooler's daily life, full of ups and downs.

    Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found ... (Goodreads)

  3. Rodrick Rules

    by Jeff Kinney
    Greg's older brother Rodrick torments him while their parents are away, leading to hilarious mishaps and sibling rivalry.

    At the start of the book, Greg Heffley explains how bad his summer vacation was in which after being signed up with the swim team without his consent, he had to deal with practice at 7:00 AM, being ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Double Down

    by Jeff Kinney
    A humorous adventure of middle schooler Greg Heffley, as he deals with bullies, hormones and friendship.

    Greg Heffley talks about how he thinks his life is a reality TV show and that everyone in his life is an actor. Later, when his mother, Susan, gives him money for the school book fair, she is ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Dog Days

    by Jeff Kinney
    A funny story of a young boy's summer vacation, full of imaginative adventures.

    The book starts with Greg Heffley describing how he is an "indoor person," and how he intends to spend his summer vacation playing video games. His mother, Susan, wants him to go outdoors more often. ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Old School

    by Jeff Kinney
    A middle school student's misadventures as he navigates the tricky social and academic world of school.

    Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t ... (Goodreads)

  7. Cabin Fever

    by Jeff Kinney
    A group of friends embark on a mischievous adventure, encountering hilarious hijinks along the way.

    Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. The Last Straw

    by Jeff Kinney
    A young boy's misadventures as he navigates school, family, and friendship.

    The book begins on January 1, with Greg talking about his family's New Year's resolutions. Greg’s resolution is to stop other people from breaking their resolution. He starts three strikes and out. ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Judy Moody Was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood.

    by Megan McDonald
    Judy Moody is in a bad mood and determined to find something to cheer her up.

    The book that started it all–now in paperback! Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. A mad-faced mood. Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. But she does have an ... (Goodreads)

  10. Ramona the Pest

    by Beverly Cleary
    School problems arise as a young girl learns to cope with a new baby brother.

    Ramona Quimby is excited because she is starting kindergarten. She is a year older than in, Beezus and Ramona, and trouble still seems to follow her. Although Ramona does not mean to be a pest, she ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Worst Witch

    by Jill Murphy
    A young witch's misadventures at a magical boarding school, learning to harness her powers.

    Mildred Hubble is a trainee witch at Miss Cackle's Academy, and she's making an awful mess of it. She's always getting her spells wrong and she can't even ride a broomstick without crashing it. Will ... (Goodreads)

  12. Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    by Beverly Cleary
    A young girl's adventures and misadventures as she navigates school and family life.

    The schools in Ramona Quimby's neighborhood have been reorganized, and now she gets to ride the bus to Cedarhurst Primary, where she and her fellow third graders will be the biggest kids in the ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    by Louis Sachar
    A collection of humorous tales set in an offbeat school, featuring a cast of eccentric characters.

    There was a terrible mistake - Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened ... (Goodreads)

  14. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    by Judy Blume
    A young boy's humorous journey of growing up, navigating his way through family life.

    The book focuses on 9-year-old Peter Hatcher's frustration with the horrendous behavior demonstrated by his annoying 2½-year-old brother, Fudge, who frequently goes unpunished. Peter becomes ... (Wikipedia)

  15. In the Fifth at Malory Towers

    by Enid Blyton
    Darrell Rivers and her friends compete in a horse riding competition, facing challenges and learning valuable lessons along the way.

    Darrell and her sister Felicity, whom are in the fifth and first form, are going back to Malory Towers. They meet new girl Maureen, and 2 girls who were left behind in the fifth. They are Moira and ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Third Wheel

    by Jeff Kinney
    A middle schooler's misadventures as he navigates the ups and downs of growing up.

    Greg recalls several anecdotes from the time of his conception to his preschool years, notable ones include how his mother read to him before bed, how his parents’ excessive kissing supposedly led to ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

    by Louis Sachar
    Whimsical adventures of a class of students in a peculiar school.

    Mr. Gorf was the son of Mrs. Gorf, who tormented the students in, Sideways Stories From Wayside School, before being turned into an apple and eaten. He was born in Kathmandu, Nepal . He was never ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Wayside School Is Falling Down

    by Louis Sachar
    A humorous tale about the strange and wacky events at an unusual school.

    Louis yard teacher starts off 30 tales of unusual students. Comic sketches precede every chapter. Todd brings a cute adorable plastic puppy who bites back when Joy steals it. Cafeteria Mrs Mush ... (Goodreads)

  19. Ramona the Brave

    by Beverly Cleary
    A young girl's adventures as she learns to navigate school and family life.

    Ramona Quimby has spent most of the summer with her friend Howie Kemp , pounding old bricks into dust in a game called Brick Factory. Brick Factory makes Ramona feel powerful, something that doesn't ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Freckle Juice

    by Judy Blume
    A young boy's attempt to purchase a magically concocted potion to give him freckles.

    Nicky has freckles: they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had ... (Goodreads)

  21. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    by James Patterson
    Rafe Khatchadorian's hilarious journey through middle school, breaking every rule in the book to make it more bearable.

    Rafe is bored at Hills Village Middle School with sixth grade at first, but he and his friend Leonardo the Silent invent "Operation R.A.F.E." (stands for "rules aren't for everyone"), a challenge to ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Hard Luck

    by Jeff Kinney
    A young boy’s adventures as he navigates life’s challenges and strives to overcome his bad luck.

    Hard Luck is the eighth installment of the, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, book series . The series follows a middle school student named Greg Heffley and the various problems he encounters. The book is ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying

    by Barbara Park
    Junie B. Jones tries to spy on her teacher and classmates, but learns the importance of respecting privacy.

    Junie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But ... (Goodreads)

  24. Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl

    by Barbara Park
    Junie B. Jones is graduating kindergarten and is excited to wear a black gown and a fancy hat. But things don't go as planned.

    It's kindergarten graduation! All the children in Room Nine are excited when they get their bright white graduation gowns. Mrs. says to keep them in their boxes until the big day. But Junie B. Jones ... (Goodreads)

  25. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Follow the hilarious misadventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright as he navigates school, friends, and family.

    Nate Wright is dreaming when he wakes up to another ordinary morning of his life: breakfast of lumpy raisin oatmeal, his older sister, Ellen, and school. Believing that there will be a test that day ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Cheater Pants

    by Barbara Park
    A humorous story about a boy who tries to cheat on a test but gets caught.

    Meet the World's Funniest First Grader Junie B. Jones! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's "New York Times" bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite ... (Goodreads)

  27. Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Nikki Maxwell navigates the ups and downs of middle school, dealing with crushes, frenemies, and embarrassing moments.

    Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Nikki Maxwell navigates the ups and downs of middle school while preparing for an ice skating competition.

    It’s , ,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , ,, for girls in this hilarious novel!,, I wasn’t at all surprised to find out that my crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He’s SUCH a sweet guy—OF ... (Goodreads)

  29. First Term at Malory Towers

    by Enid Blyton
    An excited girl joins a boarding school, making lifelong friendships while encountering new adventures.

    Twelve year old Darrell Rivers is travelling by train to her new boarding school - Malory Towers - for her first year. She quickly befriends several of the girls in her dormitory, including lively ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers

    by Louise Rennison
    The hilarious and quirky teenage diary of Georgia Nicolson continues as she navigates through love, friendship, and school life.

    Let the overseas snogfest begin!, Georgia and Jas are off to Hamburger-a-gogo land! Georgia plans to track down Masimo, the Italian-American dreamboat, but after a long week in America, she only ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

    by Eric Litwin
    A fun and upbeat story of a rockin' cat as he discovers the joys of school.

    Time to head back to school with this bestselling groovy Pete the Cat book! Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other ... (Goodreads)

  32. Summer Term at St Clare's

    by Enid Blyton
    Twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan return to St. Clare's for another term, making new friends and getting into mischief.

    The children's story starts with the twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan looking forward to enjoying their first summer term at St. Clare's. Their mother is happy to see them looking forward to school. ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 4

    by Bisco Hatori
    The Host Club is back with more shenanigans as they try to help a girl overcome her fear of men.

    The uproarious comedy about a girl enlisted to work in a lavish host club! In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids' school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. The Boy in the Dress

    by David Walliams
    A young boy named Dennis loves soccer and fashion, but his dad disapproves. With the help of a new friend, he learns to be himself.

    The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Dennis and his 14-year-old brother John, whose parents divorced when Dennis was only 7. The boys remain with their father, who resorts to comfort eating ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

    by Kate Brian
    Megan Meade moves in with the seven McGowan brothers and navigates the ups and downs of teenage life and love.

    When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father's friend – the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan's army doctor parents are ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Twins at St Clare's

    by Enid Blyton
    Twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan start at a new boarding school, St Clare's, and have adventures with their classmates.

    The two girl twins, Patricia and Isabel O'Sullivan, having just finished school at the elite school called Redroofs, are expected to move on to senior school. While most of their friends at their old ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Assassination Classroom, Vol. 01

    by Yūsei Matsui

    号令と共に教室を満たす銃声! 椚ヶ丘中学校3年E組は生徒全員が先生の命を狙う暗殺教室。教師と生徒、標的と暗殺者の異常な日常が始まる――!! ... (Goodreads)

  38. The Naughtiest Girl in the School

    by Enid Blyton
    Elizabeth Allen is sent to a strict boarding school where she rebels against the rules, but learns valuable lessons about friendship and responsibility.

    Elizabeth Allen is a spoiled girl who is an only child. She becomes very upset and outraged when she learns that she is being sent to a boarding school. When Elizabeth joins Whyteleafe School she is ... (Wikipedia)

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