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Books to Fall in Love With

last modified on 02/29/2008

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My list really isn't in any particular order, but the first few are some of my definite can't live without books.

Total: 18
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A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon, illustrated by David Shannon

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Great book for teaching about just being yourself and how you should be proud of who you are.

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A Light in the Attic

by Shel Silverstein, illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Classics, Realistic Fiction, Series

Resources: Yes

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I absolutely love this book. It is great to read to students for writing. It has so many details and it is great for teaching small moments because the whole book is about one day that is absolutely horrible.

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Diary of a Worm

by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Diaries and Journals

Resources: Yes

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This is a must have because it lends itself to so many lessons. It is great to show how fiction and non-fiction are sometimes together in books and it is also a great book to use when teaching journal writing.

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Falling Up

by Shel Silverstein, illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Classics, Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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I absolutely love reading this book to my students. When I read it this year for Christmas, I asked my 1st grade class, "What is the message in this story?" and one of my students responded, "Christmas is not about presents and getting things. Christmas is about family and giving to each other." I almost teared up when he said because he really got the message.

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Magic Tree House #1-4

Interest Level: Grades 1 - 3

Genre: General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Another great series of books to use to teach fiction and non-fiction at the same time. Kids really enjoy them, and most of the time, after you read the first few as a class, they will want to read the rest themselves.

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Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Another book I adored from my childhood. It is important to read chapter books because they give students a chance to connect to the characters and it really get a detailed glimpse into their lives.

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Miss Nelson Is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

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This is probably my favorite book of all time. It is wonderful if you have a wild class because you can pull this out of the woodwork to teach them a good lesson.

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Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!: A Book to Be Read in Utero

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Genre: Comedy and Humor

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My 2nd favorite Suess book of all time. It is a great book to read towards the end of the school year to help your students feel reassured that they will do great in the next grade. It is a timeless book and is wonderful for any grade.

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Thank You, Mr. Falker

by Patricia Polacco, illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 4

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography, Biography and Autobiography, Realistic Fiction

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This book is a must have to teach self-to-text connections, the effects of bullying, and never giving up.

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The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein, illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Fable

Resources: Yes

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This is a great book about how we cannot always keep asking for more and more because eventually there will not be any more to give. The book lends itself to a great discussion about how it is nice to give to make someone happy, but you can only give so much without allowing the person to be selfish.

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The Great Kapok Tree: Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

by Lynne Cherry, illustrated by Lynne Cherry

Interest Level: Grades K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

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This book is great to teach cause and effect and to also spark discussions about the environment. I love how many lessons this book lends itself to.

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The Mixed-Up Chameleon

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Animal Stories, Comedy and Humor

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This is a wonderful book to teach students about being happy with themselves.

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The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 1

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

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A hilarious tale of a pigeon and a duckling. It only works as a read aloud if you really get into character.

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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Fable, Fairy Tale, Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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This is a great book to teach point of view, compare/contrast, and how people see things differently. I love reading a group of different versions of fairy tales and then talking about how they are similar and different.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems & Drawings

by Shel Silverstein, illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry, Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Awesome book of poetry to read to get the day started or finished. Kids love the poems and so do I. This is another book that I adore from my childhood, and making that connection to my class is amazing.

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak, illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Bedtime Stories, Classics

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Great one from my childhood that I remember reading over and over in the corner of the library. Great illustrations and it lends itself to some discussions.

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