Teachers Pick: What Are Your Favorite Books to Teach in Class?
See which books made the list of teacher favorites!
Teachers, especially those in elementary school or those who specialize in language arts, go through an extensive list of books every year. We were curious about their favorites! As a part of our 2015 Summer of Literacy program, we asked educators on Facebook to share about their favorite books to teach in class.
Here is the full list of books recommended by teachers, for teachers:
• If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
• The Mouse and the Motorcycle
• The Kissing Hand*
• Do Unto Otters
• The BFG
• Koala Lou I Do Love You
• Maniac Magee
• Ten Apples Up On Top
• Giraffes Can’t Dance
• Tops and Bottoms
• Tuck Everlasting
• The Secret Knowledge of Grownups
• The Chocolate Touch
• Alexander and the Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
• The Giving Tree
• The One and Only Ivan
• Justin Fisher Declares War
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar
• James and the Giant Peach*
• The Snowy Day
• Number the Stars
• Short History of Nearly Everything
• The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
• 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
• The Hundred Penny Box
• The Twits
• We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
• Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?
• If You Give a Pig a Pancake
• Miss Rumphius
• Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
• Lost and Found
• The Napping House
• I Have a Sister
• First Day Jitters
• The Thing About Georgie
*These books were recommended more than once!
Sometimes, it’s hard to choose a single individual book. A few of teachers pointed out their favorite authors and book series to read in the classroom:
• Dr. Seuss
• Patricia Polacco
• The Magic Tree House
• Pete the Cat
See all the comments and the reasons why these books are such a hit by visiting our original Facebook post here.
Win free books to teach in class!
In celebration of National Literacy Month, BookPal is giving away box full of books to one lucky teacher. Find new favorites to teach in class by entering for a chance to win here*:
* This contest has ended as of October 2015.