Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten books we think a certain person should read. I decided to think about books that I think every teacher should read. That might be for the teacher to read for themselves or to have a copy in their classroom.
In no particular order here are the books that I picked (images go to Goodreads!)
The Reason I Jump- Naoki Higashida
This book is a must for teachers who experience teaching a child with autism. It really opened my eyes. I recommend it to teachers and others. It’s just so honest. I adore it.
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time-Mark Haddon
I really enjoy this book and I think it brings with it a beautiful message which is important for those involved in education. It’s not just about Asperger’s. It has more to that. It’s interesting to see the world from a child’s eyes.
To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
I just think this is a really important book to read as an educator. It teaches about inequality and prejudice. Urgh, I love it!
I Am Malala- Malala Yousafzai
I am yet to read this book, but I have been suggested it by so many education professionals that I felt justified to put it on my TBR list and this list!
Books for the classroom
Elmer- David McKee
I love the message of Elmer. Celebrating differences. It’s what I’m all about!
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Sczieska
I adore this book (so do my class!) about the 3 Little Pigs from the wolf’s point of view!
El Deafo- Cece Bell
I really enjoyed this graphic novel which is perfect for middle grade readers. I thought it celebrated diversity beautifully.
Matilda- Roald Dahl
One of my favourites. Every classroom should have Roald Dahl in them.
The Huge Bag Of Worries- Virginia Ironside
I loved using this book with our class, it helped them think about their worries and how they’d address them.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go- Dr Seuss
I absolutely adore this book. I’m hoping to read it to my class nearer the end of the school year to inspire them on their next journey!