• Teachers' Favorite Books in the East Library
     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. 
    Mrs. Cherkasky Eleanor Roosevelt: a Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman
    This book is a great read because I love learning about people's lives, especially historical figures. This book takes a fascinating look at the childhood through adulthood of Mrs. Roosevelt- becoming the First Lady and a prominent figure in the American government.
    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!
    Mr. Grove The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  I enjoy Gatsby because of the historical time period in which takes place (prohibition era in New York City) as well the social and musical culture of that time period of American history. I also identify with Jay Gatsby in certain respects (minus the lavish opulence!) F FITZGERALD
    Mr. HoffmanThe 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.
    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.
    Mrs. HowardWonder by R. J. PalacioThis 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 PALACIO
    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 TOLKIEN
    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 AUSTIN  
    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!
    Mrs. Monterio Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney; illustrated by Anita Jeram One of my favorite all-time books for young children is Guess How Much I Love You.  Someone gave it to me when I had my first daughter.  I read it to both my daughters and they LOVED it and memorized it with me.  Reading this together became a night-time ritual that I will always hold close to my heart! E MCBRATNEY
    Mrs. MonzoThe Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

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

    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.  
    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
    Mr. SwansonGary PaulsonThis 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 PAULSON
    Mrs. Wegman 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. 

    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!