Professional Book Reviews

Professional Book Reviews are key to having a library of materials in your hands to help build student achievement, promote richer teaching techniques and further develop self-reflection skills.

I have read thousands of books through my years and have found that many are "fluff" - but a few gems that I would never want to teach without!

This list is to help you find high content, great books to promote your learning and reflections on teaching.

I have included fiction and non-fiction titles. Some are very technical, and yet others will just make you laugh and remember why you became a teacher in the first place.

So, before you spend money on a book look it over for yourself and make sure it meets your needs.

At the top of this page are my reviews, and below there are tons of books submitted by other visitors to this page.

I hope they help!

"Strategies That Work" by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

"Mosaic of Thought" by Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman

"The Essential 55" by Ron Clark

"The Excellent 11" by Ron Clark

"Guided Reading" by Fountas & Pinnell

Beyond the Classroom

These are books to help your head, heart, and hands.

32 Third Graders and One Classroom Bunny by Phillip Done

"The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne

"Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean" Linda Cobb

"Light for My Path" by Pamela Kaye Tracy

Do you have favorite books that should be part of this list?

I know you do!

So, write up your review and share it in the form below.

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Please know that reviews that are longer, or more detailed, receive more answers and are more often visited with a greater frequency.

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When Kids Can't Read (What Teachers Can Do) by Kylene Beers 
I love this book! I teach upper elementary grades (5 & 6), and have constantly been on the lookout for ideas and ways to help struggling readers. …

Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work 
Information about how to set up centers using classroom materials you currently have. Provides center activity sheets, signs, and teacher assessment …

The Organized Teacher 
I am a teacher in my third year and am looping with my students and need to re-arrange my classroom and wasn't sure how to go about the whole situation. …

No, David! 
By David Shannon David, just your average boy, refuses to follow the rules of his household. Not only does he play with his food, but he …

teach like your hair's on fire 
This is the story of an amazing fifth grade teacher, Rafe Esquith. What he accomplishes and the energy he brings to his work are awe-inspiring. I knew …

The Big Book of Books and Activities by Dinah Zike 
Oh, the things you can do with a piece of paper! After showing the basic folds (hamburger, hot dog, taco, burrito, shutter) you are led into all sorts …

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