Hornbook's Monthly Special is Back to School Books that received starred reviews in recent years. Everything from picture books to YA.
Also, the theme of Hornbook's 2008 special issue is...School!
(Thank you, Read Roger, for these news items.)
In local back-to-school/book news, I have added about 1200 titles (more like 1800 books, when you consider multiple copy sets for literature circles) from my classroom library into my LibraryThing. (search the tag "school" to see my classroom library) When I get back to it tomorrow, I will tackle my nonfiction shelf. Right now the mission is to catalog all the books in my classroom library. More later on how I intend to use this behemoth database.