Well hello there!
It’s Tuesday which means its Top Ten Tuesday time! Every week the lovelies over at The Broke and Bookish post a theme for everyone to create a list upon. This week’s official theme is a Top Ten Rewind, meaning that everyone is free to pick a previous theme to work with.
Last week the theme was Top Ten Older Books I Don’t Want People to Forget About, but I chose to do an October New Releases post instead. So, this week I’m going back to focus on last week’s theme! The books I’ve chosen for my list are books that I always try to push on my kids at school, but they’re just not super interested. It’s such a shame because these are all wonderful reads that I know my students would love if they just gave them a chance!
One of my favorites as a preteen. These rarely get checked out in my Media Center…even the newer graphic novel versions. Why?!
This series is NOT that old, but my girls are never interested! They loved the movies, but aren’t concerned about reading the books. What is wrong with youth today?! :p
Such a hauntingly beautiful read. I guess my students don’t have time for hauntingly beautiful?
Once in a while I get a 6th grade girl checking these out…but all the over kids are missing out.
This is just such a fun fairy tale mash-up and I try to encourage kids to check it out. They just shrug and ask for something different. But ITS SO GOOD!
They make the graphic novel versions (illustrated by Raina Telgemeir) which are awesome, but I’d love for my kids to get into these books.
Okay, so I didn’t even read these books in middle school, but my students should! It’s just full of such fun that I’m sure they’d fall in love with Anne if they only gave her a try.
This book is cry-tastically good. It’s not that I want my kids to cry, I just want them to experience this beautiful story.
I haven’t even tried to push this one because it’s actually not in my catalog. I know that my kids would take one look at this book and toss it back on the shelf. They have little context for Victorian England…alas….
Lewis’s classic get a little circulation when the movies come out, but not much. My kids don’t even know what they’re missing!
So this list is pretty much just a list of books I loved as a kid and want my students to fall in love with to. Parents: Read these books with your kids! Pre/Teens: Read these books! Teachers: Encourage your students to read these books!!!
Are there any titles you think my students shouldn’t miss out on?