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7 Books Every Teacher Should Read This Summer

We know teachers have spent all year and then some with their brains on overdrive. Summer is the perfect time to relax, recharge, and refill your tank. Our favorite way to reconnect to what we love about learning is by reading great books. This list of our top 7 middle-grade, YA, and adult picks for teachers is carefully curated to delight, inspire, and challenge educators with sweet-sad-funny-empowering books that cultivate empathy by capturing the real-world experiences of young people. This is a perfect gift for summer birthdays, a thoughtful way to say thank you, a great starter collection for a home or classroom library, and an amazing way to treat yourself. Signed copies of some titles are also available while supplies last. Happy reading!

Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
Availability: Available to order
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Harriet the Spy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440416791
Availability: Available to order
Published: Yearling - May 8th, 2001

Pie in the Sky Cover Image
By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250314109
Availability: Available to order
Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - May 14th, 2019

Free Lunch Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324003601
Availability: Available to order
Published: Norton Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Can't Take That Away Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547605309
Availability: Available to order
Published: Bloomsbury YA - March 9th, 2021

Accidental Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603589
Availability: Available to order
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634932
Availability: Available to order
Published: Riverhead Books - April 14th, 2020