Five English Books to Recommend to Your Students

24 Oct 2019 | Theo

While I’d be the first person to recommend all the Harry Potter books, I’m pretty sure most people aren’t as much of a Potterhead as myself. Instead, below are listed the best books I have read/remember reading at various ages and their recommended ages. Some students may be at stages that differ from the recommended reading level, so it’s best to suggest off of what you know.

  1. The Rainbow Fish (K1-K2)
    A great storybook to teach sharing and compassion.
  2. Granny Went to Market (N1-K3)
    A fun way to look at the world
    (even though all of Africa is combined).
  3. A Bad Case of Stripes (K3-P5)
    People change when they fall to peer pressure- can we ever come back?
  4. Running Out of Time (P6-Form 3)
    Hidden from society, a girl challenges the social norm to escape and bring medicine back to her family.
  5. His Dark Materials (trilogy) (Form 2-Form 6)
    A parallel world that is pivoted around the idea of Dust. a Golden Compass, and the fulfilment of one’s fate.

Now with Halloween almost upon us, here are some spooky ideas to give to your students.

Halloween Themed List:

  1. Some Monsters are Different (N1-K2)
  2. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (K3-P5)
  3. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat (P4-P6)
  4. Skeleton Man (Form 1- Form 3)
  5. Akata Witch (Form 3-Form 6)

What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions? What’s a must-read for your students?