Winter break is almost upon us! Growing up in Minnesota, I couldn’t wait for those two weeks of freedom. I would play in the snow, go to the movies, and read a book a day. Luckily, I was a voracious reader. Some of your students may be the same way, but some probably are not. We asked some of our customers to recommend books that even their most resistant readers might enjoy. Maybe this list will help you develop a list of recommended books for your own students! After reading these suggestions, make sure to leave your own recommendations in the comment section at the end of the post.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. It works on sequential memory skills, classification (animals), rhythmic reading attributes (colors).
-Barbara R., Proctorville, OH
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
-Kim G., Cumming, GA
The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt.
-Matt S., Franklin, OH
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Fudge-a-mania, or Double Fudge by Judy Blume. I also recommend magazines such as Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Discovery Girls, and National Geographic Kids.
-Shari R., Lakeland, FL
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
-Jenni D., Franklin, OH
Any book by Laurie Halse Anderson, the Children of the Lamp series by Philip Kerr, or the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.
-Monica D., Bremen, GA
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson.
-Marsha H., Canton, OH
The Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard.
-Stephanie R., Cedarville, OH
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg or The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
-Tia R., Xenia, OH
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.
-Martha S., Sarasota, FL
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck.
-Sharon R., Dayton, OH
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
-Brooke S., Dayton, OH
Maniac Magee, Wringer, Stargirl, or any book by Jerry Spinelli.
-Lisa J., Gainesville, FL
The Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
-Devon M., Franklin, OH
The Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park, the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, or the Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo.
-Sarah A., Lakeland, FL
Anything by Beverly Cleary or the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.
-Sara H., Bremen, GA