Teachers Favorite Books for Middle School

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‰Ûª 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‰Ûªs 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


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