Resources for the Classroom: Different Books to Read in the Classroom

I bought a valuable resource from Gordon Neufeld’s institute which included possible books we can read to our students pertaining on the following issues we may come across as educators:

  • Connections to Parents:Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Moveby Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz, illus by Robin Preiss GlasserAtheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998

    Change, separation from the familiar and facing futility sympathetically and humorously told.

  • Grandparents, Extended Family, Village of Attachment:All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan, illus by Michael WimmerHarper Collins, 1994

    A young boy introduces spots around his farm, each tied to a different family member and his attachment-filled memories tied with them, culminating with his favourite place, shared after his baby sister is born.

  • Language of Feelings:In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, illus by Christine RousseyHarry N. Abrams, 2014

    This beautiful exploration of a child’s feelings stands out as unique, not just listing emotions, but portraying how they feel inside, too.

  • Inspiring or Portraying Play:Art’s Supplies by Chris TougasOrca Book Publishers, 2008

    A boy describes how he lost control of his art supplies, recounting the story using clever puns and fun phrases with double meanings.

  • Relationships to Special Teachers:Miss Little’s Gift by Douglas Wood, illus by Jim BurkeCandlewick, 2009

    A teacher gives extra help and encouragement to special needs child.

  • Transplanting Children:Great Gilly Hopkins, The by Katherine PatersonHarperCollins, 2004 (first published in 1978)

    Middle-Grade Novel—An 11-year-old child who’s on her way to her third foster home in less than three years. Beautifully captures the essence of the alpha child, who finally finds home through the alpha-caring love of her new foster mother.

  • Special Difficulties (Not for Every Child): Various of books on allergies, cancer, death, divorce, moving, learning disabilities, and sensitivity & giftedness.
  • Also many others categories

These books are for very young readers, early readers, middle grade readers, and even young adults. To purchase the complete book list you can go here

I am also very willing to share resources. You can email me at


2 thoughts on “Resources for the Classroom: Different Books to Read in the Classroom

  1. Lindsy Friendship January 25, 2018 — 4:05 am

    Thanks for the resource list ( and descriptions!) I can vouch for the Alexander series, they are absolutely hilarious and describe situations that many children might be experiencing. You have put a lot of thought and energy into your blog posts, they are fantastic! Thanks for sharing


    1. Anytime 🙂 thank you for your kind words!


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