12 Hilarious Back to School Picture Books To Excite Your Kids

12 Hilarious Back to School Picture Books To Excite Your Kids

Going back to school or the first day of school can be an exciting and scary time for grownups. But for kids it can be the most nerve-wracking time of their early years.  The anxiety, the worry and the fear of something new can be a really scary thing for most kids. If your child is worried about going back to school, then these 12 hilarious back to school picture books will lift the fear right out of them. And who knows they might even be excited about their first day of school! So take a look at our list of 12 extremely hilarious back to school picture books that will have your kids excited about school!

12 Hilarious Back to School Picture books:

Cheer your kids up before they go back to school with these hilarious back to school picture books.

  1. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates: This book has the perfect ingredients to make the perfect kids picture book – It has dinosaurs, cute illustrations, and a really important moral. Kids will find the story of Penelope’s (a T-Rex) first day at school absolutely hilarious, as she tries really hard not to eat the other humans and learns how to make friends. This is the perfect picture book for anyone starting their first day of school or going back to school after the summer holidays.

Age Group: 4 to 7 years old

Purchase “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” here.

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  1. Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat! The Splat the Cat books are always hilarious and when Splat the Cat goes back to school you know it’s going to be funny. We love the cute illustrations and the extremely cute plot. But most of all the beautiful moral of siblings working together makes it a great read for older siblings to read to their younger brothers or sisters.

Age Group: 5 to 6 years old

Purchase “Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!” here.

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  1. Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? This is such a cute little story to read to your little ones who are starting kindergarten soon. It really touches on all those little and big worries your little one might have before they go. And it does all this with cute and hilarious illustrations. Your kid is guaranteed to laugh out loud when reading this one!

Age Group: 4 to 8 years old

Purchase “Is your buffalo ready for kindergarten?” here.

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  1. David Goes to School: David is a very naughty little child and when he goes to school, he causes a lot of mischief for his teacher and classmates. Your child will love reading the story of mischievous David and the illustrations will just make you laugh out loud. Most importantly your child will learn the rules of school and how to behave along the way.

Age Group: 3 to 6 years old

Purchase “David Goes to School” here.

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  1. Ally-Saurus and the First Day of School: Ally loves dinosaurs and on her first day she wants to be called Ally-Saurus by her teacher. Early on she is not accepted by the other girls in her class who love princesses and feels isolated. But later on bonds with other children who have differing interests which makes her feel welcomed. This is a great book to make your child feel more confident about meeting new people and making friends.

Age Group: 3 to 6 years old

Purchase “Ally-Saurus and the First Day of School” here.

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  1. My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am not): Not really a book about going back to school, but we still love this one! This book is about Miss Kirby who looks like a monster, but as you read on the readers sees a new, more human side to her. We especially love the illustrations, which are adorable to look at. And being able to show your little one that teachers are actually humans once you get to know, is a great moral to teach your children.

Age Group: 3 to 5 years old

Purchase “My teacher is a monster” here.

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  1. The Teacher’s Pet

This book is not about brown-nosed student, but literally about the teacher’s class pet. When the teacher’s love for his class pet goes too far, it takes a whole class to convince him to get rid of this unruly pet. The illustrations and humour will make this a great for kids of all ages and as a brilliant read out loud story in class.

Age Group: 4 to 7 years old

Purchase “The Teacher’s Pet” here.

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  1. What the Dinosaurs Did at School: Ever wondered what dinosaurs did at school? Wonder, no more! This book follows the adventures of some toy dinosaurs who sneak into a child’ backpack and head to school. Each picture is photographed is a humorous way to really show what toy dinosaurs would do at school! This imaginative and colourful book will make you and your child laugh out loud.

Age group: 4 to 8 years old

Purchase “What the dinosaurs did at school” here.

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  1. First Grade Dropout: This is a familiar story for almost everyone out there. Who hasn’t felt like they never want to go back to school ever again after feeling embarrassed about something? This book will teach your children to not to worry about those embarrassing things that happen, as they might not be as bad as they seem (And sometimes even funny). Help your child feel more confident and calm about starting school with this hilarious story.

Age Group: 4 to 7 years old

Purchase “First Grade Dropout” here.

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  1. Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes: Pete the Cat is starting a new school, but he doesn’t worry because he keeps singing. This is a really fun book for kids, especially those going to a new school in September. Not only will your kids love the illustrations, but they will love joining in with the song, as you sing out loud!

Age Group: 3 to 5 years old

Purchase “Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes” here.

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  1. How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? Another book about dinosaurs and schools in our top 12 hilarious back to school picture books list! Proving that dinosaurs really rock! Imagine a school day where dinosaurs came to school and if you were sitting next to a gigantic silvisaurus in class? How fun would that be! Your kids are sure to love reading this book, and the illustrations are just so fun to look at.

Age Group: 2 to 5 years old

Purchase “How to dinosaurs go to school?” here.

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  1. Monsters Love School: Take away those first day at school worries with this colourful and hilarious book about monsters starting their first day of school at monster school. Let these cute monsters show your child the wonder and fun of going to school through their hilarious antics.

Age Group: 4 to 8 years old

Purchase “Monsters Love School” here.

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Any more recommendations for hilarious back to school books?

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Marty the wizard is the master of Imagine Forest. When he’s not reading a ton of books or writing some of his own tales, he loves to be surrounded by the magical creatures that live in Imagine Forest. While living in his tree house he has devoted his time to helping children around the world with their writing skills and creativity.