No matter what grade you are in, you are sure to find something fun to read in these school stories! Books are arranged on the shelves by the author’s last name in the sections below.
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J FICTION (Grades 2 & 3)
Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate A
Roscoe thinks Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue seems like the perfect solution to his teacher’s problem, until it creates an incredibly sticky situation. 79 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Roscoe Riley Rules series.)
Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who experiments with trying to fit in...until a monster threatens to destroy her school. 102 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series.)
The Secret Lunch Special by Peter Catalanotto
When a new school bus disrupts Emily’s routine, she forgets her lunch on the bus, and her classmate tells her the teacher will give her a ticket. Is Emily in trouble? 56 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Second Grade Friends series.)
Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake by Patricia Reilly Giff
Stacy’s plan to make a best friend on her first day of school fails, but then she has a great idea. 79 pgs. (Look for other titles in the New Kids at the Polk Street School series.)
Miss Daisy is Crazy! by Dan Gutman A Ea
Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn't know how to add, subtract, read or write. What will A.J. and the kids in his class do? 83 pgs. (Look for other titles in the My Weird School series.)
The King of Show-and-Tell by Abby Klein
Freddy never has anything good to bring to school for show-and-tell. When he finds something interesting, how will he get it to school without his mother noticing? 95 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Ready, Freddy! series.)
Herbie Jones Sails into Second Grade by Suzy Kline
When the new teacher arrives on the first day of second grade, Herbie gets a surprise. 55 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Herbie Jones.)
Frankly, Frannie by A.J. Stern A
On Frannie’s school field trip to the radio station, she finds the radio studio empty. Will she take over the radio show and save the day? 123 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Frankly, Frannie series.)
J FICTION (Grades 3-6)
The World according to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney A Humphrey loves his role as class hamster until a new teacher, who hates rodents, takes over the class. Still, Humphrey finds clever ways to help the families in the homes he visits. 124 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Humphrey.)
Troublemaker by Andrew Clements A
Clay is delighted at his newest mischief, a drawing of the principal as a donkey, but his older brother has a bizarre reaction to the tale. Can Clay keep his reputation intact and still impress his brother? 140 pgs.
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman A P L
Four very different fifth graders all start using a machine programmed to do homework for them, but can they keep their secret-weapon a secret? 146 pgs.
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
School is dull and boring for children in an Alaskan village, until Miss Agnes arrives to teach school in a very unusual way.
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate Klise
When the principal asks the fifth grade to write letters for a new water fountain, strange things start happening and a mystery is revealed. 138 pgs.
My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian by Elizabeth Levy A
Life as the class clown may seem like a laugh a minute, but Bobby’s situation is no joke. He’s got one last chance to prove to his teachers, his parents, and himself that he can be taken seriously. 184 pgs.
Marty McGuire by Kate Messner A P
Marty McGuire likes to climb trees and catch frogs, so she is dismayed when her teacher casts her as the princess in the third-grade play. 129 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Marty McGuire.)
How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills A
Oliver’s parents are so concerned for his safety that they won’t allow him to go to the third-grade space sleepover. Will he persuade them to let him be with his class? 103 pgs.
Justin Fisher Declares War! by James Preller
Justin Fisher is just trying to make a dull classroom a little more fun, but his new fifth-grade teacher isn’t having it. Justin will do whatever it takes to add some excitement to his days. 135 pgs.
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson A P
The six horrible Herdmans, the worst-behaved kids in the history of the world, cause mayhem throughout the school year. 117 pgs.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar A
The students on the 30th floor don’t seem to mind that their school was built sideways and strange things keep happening. 124 pgs.
4 Kids in 5-E & 1 Crazy Year by Virginia Schwartz
Four fifth graders are taken out of an overcrowded New York City classroom and placed with a teacher who shows them how to write. They learn how to believe in themselves and share their views of family, school, and life through their writings. 265 pgs.
Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen A P
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, creates a secret identity. He launches Shredderman.com, a place where truth and justice prevail--and bullies get what's coming to them. 138 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Shredderman series.)
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner
If EllRay Jakes can stay out of trouble for one week, his dad will take him to Disneyland. 108 pgs. (Look for other titles in the EllRay Jakes series.)
Niagara Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler A
On the first day of fourth grade, Hank's teacher assigns an essay, and Hank knows he's in trouble. Hank’s creative approach to the assignment gets him grounded during the week of his big magic show. 133 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Hank Zipzer series.)
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee
Holly used to be Bobby’s best friend, but now she’s running against him in the race for Student Council. Suddenly, it’s Bobby against the girls. 170 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Bobby.)
JH FICTION (Grades 6-8)
Firegirl by Tony Abbott A Ea
Tom isn’t a risk taker. But when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, joins his class, he must find the courage to deal with some tricky situations. 149 pgs.
How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart E
David’s start in middle school is rough, until his comedy videos on YouTube make him an Internet sensation. 247 pgs.
Operation Yes by Sara Holmes A
The new sixth-grade teacher at an Air Force base school teaches students using improvisational acting exercises. When tragedy strikes, can the students use what they’ve learned to help?
The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Moxie is tired of being a boring girl with an exciting name, so when she goes to boarding school, she decides to adopt a new identity. The only problem is, she can’t choose which one, and soon her maze of false identities starts to catch up with her. 248 pgs.
Schooled by Gordon Korman A
Capricorn has always been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain, but when she gets injured, he must attend public school and adjust to a world with inventions he’s never used, like television and telephones. 208 pgs.
Confessions from the Principal’s Chair by Anna Myers
On her first day in a new school, Robin is mistaken for the substitute principal. What would you do if you had two days in the principal’s chair to rule your school? 199 pgs.
Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me by Lisa Papademetriou
Allie’s starting sixth grade, and her best friend is scared of looking like a nork, a word Allie uses to describe someone both nerdy and dorky. When her best friend goes out for the cheer squad instead of soccer, Allie fears that things are changing for the worse. 217 pgs.
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
Marley feels invisible, and he spends much of his time running from bullies. Then the coach notices his ability to run and offers him a spot on the track team. 310 pgs.