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April 18, 2018

Teachers' 5 Most Wished For Books

By The Scholastic.com Editors
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    We know choosing the right books for your classroom is tough. Every student has a different reading level, a different interest — and that’s just this year’s class!

    Fortunately, your colleagues have already narrowed it down. Below are the top five books that teachers most frequently add to their wish lists from the Teacher Store Online. From loose teeth to mysteries to amazing animals, these five books cover a variety of topics and make for great classroom additions.

     

    Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth

    Are your kiddos excited to be shedding their baby teeth? Nancy is too! But she also wants a very unique (that’s fancy for special!) tooth necklace from the school nurse to hold her tooth. Will her tooth hang in there until she can make it to school?

     

    Snow Day! A Winter Tale

    We know you’re ready for that unseasonable weather to go, but these Ant Hill kids are thoroughly enjoying their snowflakes and snowballs and sledding that fill their snow day! This one is perfect for the early readers in your classroom to enjoy on their own.

     

    Amazing Tigers! An I Can Read Book

    Rawr! Do you have kids who are fascinated by these ferocious creatures? In this nonfiction book, young readers can devour fun facts about tigers' stripes, their hunting habits, why they are endangered, and more. The stunning photos from the Wildlife Conservation Society also give your students a chance to go on the prowl and get a closer view of these amazing animals — minus any actual danger.  

     

    Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery

    Starting a mystery genre unit? Are young puzzle-solvers in your classroom looking for their next case? We’ve got a clue on which book to choose! Kids love solving mysteries alongside Cam Jansen and this adventure is no different. With Secret Service agents, clever distractions, and Cam's famous photographic memory, this story is a sure page-turner.

     

    You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water!

    From "Where does water come from?" to "How far could you carry a bucket of water?", this informative book answers a variety of questions posed by inquisitive young minds. Kids will learn about topics such as access to clean water throughout history and around the world, water pollution, and their own water footprint through fun, cartoon-style illustrations, time lines, Top Tip sections, and more.

    Which of these are already on your list? Do you have others you'd like to recommend? Let us know in the comments below!

    We know choosing the right books for your classroom is tough. Every student has a different reading level, a different interest — and that’s just this year’s class!

    Fortunately, your colleagues have already narrowed it down. Below are the top five books that teachers most frequently add to their wish lists from the Teacher Store Online. From loose teeth to mysteries to amazing animals, these five books cover a variety of topics and make for great classroom additions.

     

    Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth

    Are your kiddos excited to be shedding their baby teeth? Nancy is too! But she also wants a very unique (that’s fancy for special!) tooth necklace from the school nurse to hold her tooth. Will her tooth hang in there until she can make it to school?

     

    Snow Day! A Winter Tale

    We know you’re ready for that unseasonable weather to go, but these Ant Hill kids are thoroughly enjoying their snowflakes and snowballs and sledding that fill their snow day! This one is perfect for the early readers in your classroom to enjoy on their own.

     

    Amazing Tigers! An I Can Read Book

    Rawr! Do you have kids who are fascinated by these ferocious creatures? In this nonfiction book, young readers can devour fun facts about tigers' stripes, their hunting habits, why they are endangered, and more. The stunning photos from the Wildlife Conservation Society also give your students a chance to go on the prowl and get a closer view of these amazing animals — minus any actual danger.  

     

    Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery

    Starting a mystery genre unit? Are young puzzle-solvers in your classroom looking for their next case? We’ve got a clue on which book to choose! Kids love solving mysteries alongside Cam Jansen and this adventure is no different. With Secret Service agents, clever distractions, and Cam's famous photographic memory, this story is a sure page-turner.

     

    You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water!

    From "Where does water come from?" to "How far could you carry a bucket of water?", this informative book answers a variety of questions posed by inquisitive young minds. Kids will learn about topics such as access to clean water throughout history and around the world, water pollution, and their own water footprint through fun, cartoon-style illustrations, time lines, Top Tip sections, and more.

    Which of these are already on your list? Do you have others you'd like to recommend? Let us know in the comments below!

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