Book Lists

The Most Popular Kids Books According to 8.7 Million Students – Education Article

For more than a decade, I’ve been researching student reading habits and identifying the most popular kids’ books at each grade to help educators match kids with titles they’ll love. This year, my team analyzed the reading records of more than 8.7 million students across the United States to produce the latest edition of the world’s largest annual study of K–12 student reading habits. That’s a lot of data—these students read more than 289 million books last school year! From…

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32 Children’s Books to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Education Article

Mix together adorable main characters and lots of sparkly hearts with sweet messages about kindness and love and you have a the perfect reading list to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your young learners (PreK–2).  Even the grouchiest of ladybugs deserves love! This sweet story is all about making the world kinder, one friend at a time.  Will Groggle ever finish making the perfect valentine for ‘beast’ friend Snarlina? Not if he can’t control his impulsive appetite! A beautiful…

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18 Perfect Read-Alouds for Teaching Growth Mindset – Education Article

One easy way to encourage growth mindset is through engaging, purposeful read-alouds. Here are some of our favorite growth mindset books for kids, all of which can help jumpstart conversations about failure, risk-taking, and persistence.    In this story, a child discovers that it takes courage to take chances and say yes to new opportunities. But in the end, taking chances can lead to incredible experiences.  Little Jabari is absolutely, maybe, pretty sure that he’s ready to jump off the…

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Best Second Grade Books for the Classroom

Second grade is the sweet spot: Students have acquired enough skills to work independently but are still full of wonder and curiosity. If you’re looking to update your second grade books collection,  here are 50 of our favorite recent titles and series to inspire your blossoming readers. 1. Giraffe Problems by Jory John From the team behind the spot-on Penguin Problems comes this story about being proud of your individual strengths and using them to help others. Giraffe hates his neck…

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