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
These books about kids who are changing the world are sure to inspire even your most reluctant reader in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!
Help create a positive classroom culture with these 10 picture books that teach kindness and empathy for upper elementary students.
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.
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.
These biographies of U.S. Presidents will engage and enthrall 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Maybe one of your own students will be inspired to become president one day!
These monster books make great read alouds for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students around Halloween! There are fiction book recommendations, and a nonfiction book about the Loch Ness monster. 🙂
Introduce your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to poetry with these haiku books. There are books with funny poems, classic poems, nature poems, and more to draw in any reader.
Never Stress Over Sub Plans Again!
Make copies, find a fiction book, and you'll be ready for any emergency that comes your way!