>What books would you give?

>I want to donate books to a project that is aiming to provide every child in a local elementary school with 2 books at the end of the school year. Children’s books are not my area of expertise, so I need your suggestions. If you were to buy two books for a child, Pre-K to Grade 6, what two books would you buy? Leave your suggestions in the comments and please indicate grade and/or reading level.

I challenge you to find a way to do something like this in your own community. How cool would it be to receive books for summer reading, especially if you live in a home where reading isn’t a common activity or where books are an expense that can’t fit into the family budget.

Thanks for your suggestions.


5 responses to “>What books would you give?

  1. >Thanks for the great suggestions. I mostly bought books for older children as that was were the greatest need was for this particular project. It was fun selecting them.

  2. >Oh, Cam, there is too much to think about here. A lovely idea and a rich, rich field to pursue.I’m immersed in pre-K at the moment, so I’ll stay there. I’m thinking of gorgeous books that repay rereading and that are not too much about boys or girls:_Sylvester and the Magic Pebble_ by William Steig_Corduroy_ by Don Freemanand collections of poetry. I like John Hollander’s selection of Animal Poems._In the Night Kitchen_ by Maurice Sendak_The Carrot Seed_ by Ruth Kraussso many, many more!!!

  3. >I suggest any book by Eric Carle for a Pre-K- K student.The Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne; grades 1-3Gosh, this makes me miss teaching.

  4. >Hi, just some paperback series I happen to know about:The Hank Zipzer series… about a kid with “learning challenges”, good for kids who don’t necessarily like to read, grades 3-5.The Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series… short reads with a fantastical element, grades 2-4.The Dragon Slayers’ Academy series… fantasy for kids who may not be old enough for Harry Potter, grades 2-4.Hope that helps!

  5. >Grade 2 & 3: Ramona the Pest by Beverly ClearyGrade 5 & 6: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster