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19 Book Recommendations for Elementary School Children

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

~Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! 

Searching for a great educational gift for a child in your life? What could be better than a book?

In order to save you some time, our elementary school teachers have provided a few of their favorite book recommendations for young readers.

  1. Hero by Mike Lupica (Louis Pessolano - Grade 4 Teacher)

  2. Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole by Judy Schachner (Alison Howells - Lower School Spanish Teacher)

  3. The Babe & I by David A. Adler (Cindy Kelley - Grade 3 Teacher)

  4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Dania Paul - Grade 4 Teacher)

  5. Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg (Jayne Parker - Grade 3 Teacher)

  6. The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Jayne Parker - Grade 3 Teacher)

  7. The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush - by Tomie dePaola (Kathy Boehmig - Grade 2 Teacher)

  8. Three Tales of My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (Jerilyn Scott - Lower School Math and Science Specialist Teacher)

  9. The City of Ember (Books of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau (Christina Pales - Grade 5 Teacher)

  10. All-Of-A-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor (Debra Hansen - Assistant Director of Admission)

  11. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (Wendy Berns - Admission Assistant)

  12. First Day in Grapes (Pura Belpre Honor Book) by L. King Perez (Debbie Osterhout - Lower School Spanish Teacher)

  13. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Mark Hansen - Head of the Lower School)

  14. Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books) by Robert McCloskey (Mark Hansen - Head of the Lower School)

  15. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (Catherine Lanni - LS Librarian)

  16. Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae (Pam Scott - LS Music Teacher)

  17. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Carol McCormish - Grade 5 Teacher)

  18. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola (Karen DiMaio - Kindergarten Teacher)

  19. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Brendan Schneider - Director of Admission and Financial Aid)

 

Topics: Book Review, Parenting

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