6 Best Education Books of 2016

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Did your favorite classroom book make the list?

As the year winds down, it’s time to see what books teachers and students picked up this year! While titles like Charlotte’s Web and Hatchet were among some of the most popular titles for educators to teach in school, here is our list of the top educational titles that schools and educational programs have been buying this year. With a mix of new, trendy books and old classics, all of these titles are some of the best education books of 2016!

BookPal’s 6 Best Education Books of 2016:

1. Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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A perfect back to school title, Biscuit Goes to School is all about the excitement and jitters kids have as they prepare for their first day of classes. Biscuit is anxious for the school year to start. Only one problem: puppies aren’t allowed in school! How will Biscuit take part in all the joys of school?

2. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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This Newbery Medal winner and classroom classic tells the story of 12-year-old Jonas as he discovers the darkness and failings of his supposedly perfect society.  

3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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In the first book of the “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series, we’re introduced to our hero, Percy, as he learns that he is a demigod and his father is Poseidon, god of the sea. Thus begins an amazing adventure that has captured millions of readers!


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4. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water

This beautifully crafted novel features two compelling stories: one centered around a Sudanese girl in 2008 as she journeys to get water every day and the other telling us of a “lost boy’s” journey through Africa in 1985. Both stories create an amazing glimpse into the political and social history of an entire continent.

5. Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes

Johnny Tremain

When 14-year-old Johnny Tremain injures his hand and has to give up his promising future as a silversmith, all seems lost. But he finds himself in the midst of something far more exciting as a messenger for the Sons of Liberty during the American Revolutionary War. Since winning the Newbery Medal in 1944, Johnny Tremain has remained a standard curriculum title.

6. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

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A young adult classic for more than 50 years, The Outsiders tells the dynamic story of young Ponyboy as he protects his family and friends while coming to terms with the divide between his life and that of the Socs — a malicious gang of rich teenagers.


See all the lists in BookPal’s Best of 2016 series here!


This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, the product specialist at BookPal. She is currently reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

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