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What your child's teacher expects from you

Teachers Favorite Books
for Middle School

teachers and parents helping kids learn

by Allison

Looking to find a great story for your middle schooler? The reading teachers at Arts IMPACT Middle School in Columbus, Ohio have put together a list of their students’ favorite books.

Bad Boy: A Memoir, by Walter D. Myers
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul
Flush, by Carl Hiaasen
The Giver + Number the Stars, by Lois Lowrey
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
Holes, by Lois Sachar
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
Love, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
Tales of Desperaux, by Kate DiCamillo
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
Absolutely Normal Chaos, by Sharon Creech

Whimpy Kid series, by Jeff Kinney
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)            Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw                 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book

Preschooler's Favorite Books

The bookstores are filled with award-winning children’s books with astounding illustrations. And while long-time favorites like The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man are still popular, there are so many more choices. Below is a list of top 10 preschool books as offered up by preschool educator Becky Reinke of Sheboygan, Wis. Also be sure to check out other books by some of these same authors!

Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: 40th Anniversary Edition, by Bill Martin Jr., and Eric Carle
Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm, by Joy Cowley
The Napping House, by Audrey Woodan and Don Wood
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Swimmy (Knopf Children's Paperbacks), Leo Lionni
Time for Bed (Big Book Edition), by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer

kids learning tips

teaching kids to say thank you

10 Manners Worth
Focusing On

Good manners can get you far in life. But teaching our children how to have manners, and which manners to focus on, can be a challenge. We have compiled a list of some of the top behaviors that can make a difference in a well-polished demeanor.
>10 Manners to Focus On

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Eight Ways to Teach Your Child Values

What does that mean? Values are the basic fundamental beliefs you infuse in your child. Most of these values are passed along by those people who spend the most time with your child.
>How to teach your child values

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Toddler Learning

Toddler Learning Time is Fun Family Time

Those toddling tots pulling on your leg and trying your patience while getting you to smile are like sponges, absorbing everything they see, touch, hear and taste. Take advantage of their growing mind and use this time to begin their education.
>Read about fun ways to teach toddlers

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boys reading

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

While some children may love to pick up a book and float into another realm, there are also children – who struggle with reading...
>Read more how to encourage your child to read

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