I absolutely love sharing great book recommendations over on my Instagram account, and one of the biggest requests I get is for picture books for back to school, especially for upper grades students! While I tend to defer to the Ramona Recommends or Katie King from Queen of the First for amazing book recommendations, I’ve amassed quite a collection of first month of school read aloud books that upper elementary students love. These back to school books have a ton of different themes, from friendship and kindness to developing a growth mindset to accepting others and inclusion.
…and if you still need more amazing back to school, here are a few more that I love!
What if Everybody Did that?
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
Iggy Peck, Architect
The Bear and the Fern
How I spent my Summer Vacation
The Juice Box Bully
The Jelly Donut Difference
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor
I’d love to hear your favorite back to school books! Please share them with me in the comments, and happy reading!
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