Books, Books, Books! Elementary Edition

December 7, 2017

The weather is cooler and the days are shorter – what better time to cuddle up on the couch with books recommended by our amazing Tapscott teachers (and even our principal)! I recently spent some time in the faculty lounge basking in the brainpower of our K-4 teachers and asked them about their favorite kids’ books. The books they shared represent a range of reading levels, story worlds, and moments of change and inspiration. They offer windows into new worlds and mirrors that reflect back some of our own experiences. I know that I’m looking forward to diving into many of these stories this winter. Happy reading!

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman


Helen and the Great Quiet by Rick Fitzgerald

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Sara Jane Boyers (the picture book version)

The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat by Catherine Ann Cullen

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

One by Kathryn Otoshi

The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau

She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl by Eloise Greenfield

Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant

Wonder by RJ Palacio