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Summer Reading List for Teachers

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Written by: Krys Warstillo

Summer is here and it’s time to curl up with a nice book- or two or three! Our awesome community of teachers on Facebook had some great ideas for reading material. We’ve compiled a summer reading list of everything on the spectrum from professional development to fun beach reads. Check it out and join our Lucky Little Learners Facebook groups for 1st grade and 2nd grade teachers to join the conversation!

Summer Reading List For Teachers

For Fun Summer Reading List

This crazy year has meant a lot of constant learning and growing for us as teachers. Our brains deserve a break! This list has got a little of everything. Take a look and choose a new world to immerse yourself in.

Historical Fiction

historical fiction book recommendations for teachers

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates


fiction book recommendations for teachers

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (book 1 of 2)

Pretty Little Things by Janelle Brown

Fantasy & Sci-Fi

science fiction book recommendations for teachers

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (book 1 of 4) epic fantasy

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (book 1 of 5) sci-fi

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout (book 1 of 3) YA fantasy


nonfiction book recommendations for teachers

How Stella Learned to Talk by Christina Hunger

1491 by Charles Mann

The Spy and The Traitor by Ben Macintyre

Professional Development Summer Reading List

professional development book recommendations for teachers

This year was tough but the name of the game is growth! If your recharging includes honing your skills or sharpening new ones check out some of professional development recommendations from our teacher community.

Unpack Your Impact by Naomi O’Brien and LaNesha Tabb

Speech to Print by Louisa Moats

Lost at School by Ross W. Greene

Culturize by Jimmy Casa

Fostering Resilient Learners- Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers with Pete Hall

Summer Reading List

summer book list for teachers

Now, that you’ve got some good books in your cart or library wait list check out our ideas for summer self-care. You’ve earned it!

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Summer Reading List For Teachers


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