Classics

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    5th grade teachers, what are some of the "Classics" that you feel should definitely be included in a classroom library? I love many of the new books that are out, but would also like to include some of the classics in my library!
     
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    As I just wrote in another thread, Chris Van Allsburg's books are becoming new "classics" (think The Polar Express). Those are great and "thinking" kind of books for kids.

    I would also vote for The Secret Garden, which seems timeless and appropriate for many age levels.
     
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    I've got the actual 'classics' in my room. There is a series called 'Great Illustrated Classics for Kids' that was MADE for 5th grade level. It's a WONDERFUL series! They are re-written to fifth grade level and each page has an illustration. The story is the exact same as the original (i.e. these aren't Disnified....if they died in the original they die in these!). My students LOVED them last year and I intend to use them again this year. You can usually find them at Borders or Waldenbooks in their Bargain sections.
     
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    A couple books that I consider must haves are Where the Red Fern Grows and Charlotte's Web. I don't have them yet, but I hope to find them at the warehouse sale tomorrow.
     
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    I have some of those books from my younger years! :) (only a few...but I do have some!)

    For now, I have to stick to the used book store / thrift store books. I am starting out with very little money.
     
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    Shades of Grey is a favorite.
     
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    Just a few off the top of my head....

    How about:
    Tom Sawyer
    Huckleberry Finn
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    My Side of the Mountain
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Old Yeller
    Black Beauty
    Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story
    Tuck Everlasting
    Lost Years of Merlin
    Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Frindle
    My Brother Sam is Dead
    Walk Two Moons
    Shiloh
    Holes
    Esperanza Rising
    Harry Potter
    (any)
    Maniac McGee
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
    The Secret Garden
    Tuck Everlasting
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Indian in the Cupboard
    Call of the Wild
    White Fang
     
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    wow, thanks! I found a little second-hand bookstore in town this week and I saw many of those books there for 1.25 - 2.50. I'm heading back after i get paid! They have a great selection of books and I plan to have alot of them! :O)
     
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Kidnapped
    Treasure Island

    Just a few more I thought of... I like seeing if the kids can "get into" what I personally consider classics. Surprisingly (or maybe not), they usually do!
     

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