Teachers across the Rio Grande Valley are headed back to school. Here are some teacher and school related children’s books to start off your year:
Two poetry books for intermediate readers focus on school experiences. Don’t Read this Book, Whatever You Do! by Kalli Dakos contains fun poetry from a variety of perspectives. The D- Poems of Jeremy Bloom: A Collection of Poems About School, Homework, and Life (Sort Of) by Gordon Korman shares the assignments of the fictional Jeremy Bloom, a reluctant poet and expert mistake-maker.
Older readers will enjoy the funny historical fiction novel, The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck. When the local teacher dies and the one-room school is threatened with closure, a 15 year old is horrified when his older sister volunteers to take over the class.