Anne of Green Gables Little Women Little House on the Prairie The Secret Garden Sarah Plain and Tall - is it any wonder that historical fiction became my favourite genre?
The Hunger Games (trilogy)- I recommend this book to any reader in Grade 7 or 8...try giving it to a "reluctant" or dormant readers as Donalyn Miller terms them, it will grab their attention The Outsiders- LOVED teaching this in Grade 7, the only book I would still consider doing a whole class novel with The Lorax The Straight Line Wonder Odd Violet Voices in the Park Charlotte's Web Henry's Freedom Box
Reading to My Own Children Favourites:
Yeah! I have a baby so I can answer for this category! Dr. Suess' ABC (I pretty much have it memorized) Guess How Much I Love You Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Richard Scary's ANYTHING
When Kids Can't Read by Kylene Beers (My teaching bible) Teaching Readers and Writers by Fountas and Pinell The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller The Daily 5 and CAFE Assessment by "The Sisters"
Harry Potter Series The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon - anything by Conn Igglund, Phillippa Gregory, Anne Easter Smith The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
To be completely honest I will read pretty much anything!