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We celebrate Drop Everything and Read Month with a list of teachers' top books. Choosing the right books in the classroom can have a magical effect: helping your students develop a life-long love of reading.The National Education Administration compiled a list of teachers' 100 best books for childr

Apr 11, 2016

We celebrate Drop Everything and Read Month with a list of teachers' top books.


Choosing the right books in the classroom can have a magical effect: helping your students develop a life-long love of reading.

The National Education Administration compiled a list of teachers' 100 best books for children, spanning from Norton Juster's whimsical The Phantom Tollbooth to countless classics from Dr. Seuss. Below, we share the top 10 choices, with a few bonus suggestions. Enjoy!

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

  2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

  3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

  5. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

  6. I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

  7. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

  8. Oh! The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss

  9. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

  10. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg


Looking for the top books by age level? Head here. Scholastic also lists the top 25 picture books (picked by teachers!).

What's the best book you've ever taught?

Reading isn't just for students, after all. Get a head start on your summer reading pile with these suggestions from Arizona educator Misha Freeman.

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@SmilinAZTeacher @ClassroomChamps @StarlightPark1 That is beautiful! And what lovely parents!

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