Teachers love children's books! We love to inspire a love of reading in our 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. It can be hard to sort through all of the options to choose the best books, however. Libraries and bookstores are full of eye catching children's options, and more are being added daily!
Check out the book recommendations for different book categories below. Some of the books are my personal favorites, while others are book recommendations from a variety of teachers that love reading to their students!
Find book recommendations for:
- the best fiction chapter book read alouds
- the best nonfiction book series
- nonfiction books for students that love animals
- wordless books for the upper elementary classroom
- fiction books for teaching point of view
- black history month biographies for upper elementary
- authors of color that will help bring diversity to your classroom library
After surveying over 300 teachers, I made a collection of the best fiction chapter books that engage students during a read aloud! Find the top 10 book recommendations here.
After surveying over 300 teachers, these are the best nonfiction book series to get your students to love informational text! Find the book recommendations for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students here.
These books are great for students that hate to read but love animals! Get your upper elementary students excited about reading nonfiction books. Find my favorite nonfiction animal books here.
Wordless books aren't just for preschoolers. They can be a fun and engaging way to teach a variety of reading skills to 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Find my wordless book recommendations here.
Back to school book recommendations for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. These make fun read alouds for that first week of school.
These nonfiction picture books will help your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students learn to love reading informational text.
If you have students that loved Harry Potter and are looking for new books to read, then check out these recommendations.
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