Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Back To School Freebie
Basically, this week we can do anything “back to school” related, so I have chosen to share with you the 10 books that would be on my classroom bookshelf if I were a teacher. As I am actually a teaching assistant already this was a relatively easy topic for me – I have also based my choices on the age group I currently work with (9-11 year olds). In no particular order, here we go:
~ 1 ~
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A rip-roaring adventure that will take the children to sea in search of treasure, with young Jim Hawkins and the devious Long John Silver.
~ 2 ~
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Like me as a child, I hope they will travel with little Bilbo on an adventure with dwarves, danger, friendship, treasure, a long-lost home and a dragon!
~ 3 ~
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
An utterly charming classic, where children can join troubled orphan Mary in taking a step through an old, ivy-covered door into a long-forgotten garden.
~ 4 ~
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
Like me as a child, I hope they will step through the wardrobe and be lost in a marvellous adventure in the magical land of Narnia.
~ 5 ~
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling
In the first book of this popular series, the children can join Harry Potter for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
~ 6 ~
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
A delightful collection of stories, which will introduce the children to an exotic mixture of animals and tell how they came to be … just so.
~ 7 ~
Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett
Like me as a child, I hope they will travel back in time to World War II with Johnny Maxwell in his time-travelling trolley!
~ 8 ~
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
A wonderfully, fun tale that will take the children on a magical journey inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.
~ 9 ~
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Another charming classic, where the children will meet middle-class siblings Roberta, Phyllis and Peter as they are forced to start a new life in the country.
~ 10 ~
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
An utterly charming novel that will allow the children to follow the ups and downs of the March sisters, as they grow from children into women.
What books would you have on your classroom bookshelf? Also, please link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.