NJEA members share their favorite books for students

Published on Thursday, June 7, 2012

Grace for PresidentJust in time for summer, NJEA members are taking to Facebook and Twitter and sharing their favorite books for children.

Studies show that reading with a child and encouraging older children to read independently dramatically improves learning. So share your favorite book with a child or choose from one of those recommended by NJEA members! If you’d like to share your favorite book for children, use #NJEAREAD to tag your suggestion on Twitter or go to our Facebook page, New Jersey Education Association.

Recommended Books

  • Nicky Fifth series by Lisa Funari-Willever (New Jersey author writing about the Garden State)
  • Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham
  • Duck for President by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Bumble-ardy by Maurice Sendak
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (middle-high school)
  • The Lord of the Rings series by (middle-high school)
  • Matched by Ally Condie (high school)
  • Don’t Judge Me by Louie (high school)

Recommended Authors

  • Judy Blume (New Jersey native, currently in the NJ Hall of Fame!)
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Charles Dickens (middle-high school)

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