• East's Favorite Books  
     Teacher  Book  Why  Call #
    Mr. Berrodin Into the Wild by John Krakauer So much of what we do today is controlled by money and possessions.  We are slaves to our shiny smart phones and our other accumulated belongings.  Christopher Mcandless walked away from it all and vanished into the wild.  It's an interesting true story that makes you think.  92 MCCANDLE
    Mrs. Conrad The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

    I enjoy the twists and turns the story takes during Edward’s adventures. The changes in Edward, a china rabbit, as the story unfolds make it a remarkable book.

    Mrs. Edgett Eragon by Christopher Paolini  This is a series of four wonderful novels called the Inheritance Cycle. The genre is fantasy and follows a story about a dragon and his rider. The novels offer suspense, sorrow, happiness, and adventure. This is a series for any gender and age. I highly recommend you try it! F
    Mr. Hagmann Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara  When I was younger, I used to love to read books – and quickly. Devoured them like a pac man.  I even entered reading contests.  I had a huge love of WW2 books, science fiction, and then Harry Potter.  However, my favorite book I have ever read was Gone For Soldiers. My true love is the Civil War and it follows the generals of that time, but before they were involved in the Civil War.  It focuses on their friendships and battles fought together and then that in a few short years would have some fighting against each other F
    Mr. Hoffman The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas  I enjoy literature that is set in and around the French Revolution.  This novel tells a story of revenge and the search for justice. F
    Mr. Hoffmanner Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men is one of my favorite books.  It depicts an interesting time in history and shows an interesting interpretation of friendship. F STEINBECK
    Mrs. Howard Wonder by R. J. Palacio This is a book that I feel ever human being should read… not just child or student, but everyone. It gives us a glimpse at perspective and what it really feels to live like someone who is different. I think that the author does an amazing job at drawing you into the book and making you feel real feelings for her characters. No matter who you are, you can relate and connect with someone.  This is a truly wonderful novel set out to change the way we see one another. F
    Mr. Koch The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien I read the entire trilogy about 4 times between 6th and 11thgrades.  The first time I read it I was so immersed in it that I felt like I was in Middle Earth.  If you have only seen the movies, they leave out a few of my favorite chapters – "Tom Bombadil" and "The Barrow Downs." F
    Mrs. Laub  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I love that Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are both strong characters who stand up for what they believe, yet they still know when to admit they are wrong. Sometimes recognizing your own flaws can help you to see past the flaws in others. F
    Mrs. Lenhart Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in the Harry Potter series and am thrilled at the release of another. These books allow you to escape to a fantasy land where the impossible suddenly seems to be possible. I enjoyed reading them as I was growing up, and cannot wait to share them with my son when he gets older! F
    Mrs. Lutz Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling 

    It is my favorite because I grew up with Harry Potter and that book was the most magical, fun and exciting part of my childhood reading experience. 

    Mrs. Monzo The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

    I got hooked on it last year based on a student’s recommendation

    Mrs. Reed The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

    My current favorite middle-school novel is The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. It’s the story of a father and daughter who are traveling across the country in a converted school bus to escape the pain of having lost their loved ones. I love the main character, 12-year-old Coyote (not her real name) for her incredible chutzpah (I wish I had been like that at her age!) and her frequent references to other favorite books. (She names a cat Ivan. Get it?) Coyote and her father occasionally pick up hitch-hikers. Before they are allowed on the bus, each has to answer three questions: what’s your favorite book, what’s your favorite place in the whole world, and what’s your favorite sandwich. I love that! It just might be how I start conversations with new people I meet. Pick up the book and find out for yourself what makes Coyote’s journey so remarkable! (By the way, you already know my answer to number 1. Number 2 is the road to Hana, and number three is pastrami on rye.)

    Mrs. Rossiter The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein I can't get through this book without crying.  I think this book demonstrates selflessness, and I strongly feel that our world can benefit from people thinking more about others.   E SILVERSTEIN
    Mrs. Rossiter  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Classic-wise novels, I would have to go with The Scarlet Letter.  This book makes me think about religious, moral, and social  issues.  When a book has content that makes one think about "meaty" concerns, what is stronger than that?  F HAWTHORN
    Mrs. Stauffer

    Number the Stars by Lowis Lowry

    I love the mix of historical content and fiction. The characters come alive through their actions to protect their friends and neighbors. F
    Mr. Swanson

    Hatchet by Gary Paulson

    This is one of my most memorable reads as a kid.  It was a great book where the main character is forced to survive on his own in the wilderness.  I had trouble putting the book down when I was younger.  I just wanted to keep reading to see what happened next! F
    Miss Young  Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling These are some of my favorite books, which I have read multiple times.  I love the character development throughout the series.  Even though it is a fantasy series, the characters deal with real-life emotions and challenges.  The plot is exciting, and Rowling connects details from the first book to the last book.  Great characters, great plot, great read! F