You can never have too many books. All of us here at Teacher magazine, and most of you reading this, would agree. With the help of our amazing outside reviewers—librarians and teachers from Michigan to Massachusetts, and author (and former librarian) Dan Gemeinhart—we sifted through stacks and stacks of books to find 50 we thought you’d love. It wasn’t an easy choice, and there were times we had to pull them out of one another’s hands! We hope you’ll enjoy the characters you meet as much as we did: a one-winged faerie princess, a desperate-to-be-loved snail, a space-obsessed boy with a dog named Carl Sagan, and many more.

Want to share these books with your students? First, download the easy-to-print PDF of our Summer Book List at the end of this article. Then, check the boxes for books you recommend for your class!