CLAIRE STEVENS

Van Buren Site Coordinator

With the end of the school year fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to create a list of some of my favorite books from when I was in elementary school. The local public libraries are awesome places to go for a summer afternoon to escape into the world of books. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours in the library on a rainy day just reading and exploring new places.

So here are my top five books from my childhood that I still love today:

Charlotte’s Web– E.B. White This book is filled with talking pigs, spiders and don’t forget Templeton the farm rat who is always causing some trouble. This book is sure to be loved by all students.

A Series of Unfortunate Events– Lemony Snicket This is a 12 book series with each book being so captivating students will not be able to put them down. My recommendation is to start with the first book and work your way through. Trust me you will not want to stop reading them!

The Lorax Seuss When a student asked me one time what my favorite book was, I without hesitation said The Lorax. This book will always make me smile and think about how I wish I could own a Sneed.

The Giving TreeShel Silverstein My parents used to read this to my siblings and I when we would fight and take things from each other. This book gives an awesome lesson about acceptance and the gift of giving.

James and the Giant Peach- Roald Dahl This might be my favorite Roald Dahl book although all his other books are great too. The one word I would use to describe this book is magical!