Scholastic recommends the following books to motivate and inspire even the most reluctant readers.

Chicken Soup for the Soul of America
by Jack Canfield et al.
368 pages

Celebrate the heroes of September 11 with these stirring, true stories of compassion and courage.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
By C.S. Lewis
208 pages

Peter and Susan discover a magic kingdom! Can the Lion save this enchanted land?

Tales from the House of Bunnicula: It Came From Beneath the Bed!
by James Howe
96 pages

Bunnicula fans, rejoice—the characters from that famous house return in a hilarious new adventure that also serves as an excellent resource for creative writing units.


The Thief Lord
by Cornelia Funke
352 pages

A fast-paced fantasy adventure that perfectly captures childhood feelings—innocence, fear, and the tension between needing love and care, yet wanting independence.


A Week in the Woods
by Andrew Clements
208 pages

Mark doesn't like his new town—or his new school! How is he going to survive the week-long class camping trip? This book, by best-selling author Andrew Clements, covers issues of fairness, loyalty, and courage.