Librarian Recommended English Books for Children.

ESL English Language Resources for Teachers

ESL English Language Resources for Teachers

English Books

Librarian Recommended Children’s English Books - The Sakura Medal

Anton and the Battle

Anton and the Battle by Ole Könnecke
Starring Anton from Anton Can Do Magic (an USBBY winner and ReadBoston Award finalist), this is another funny, child-centered picture book, full of imagination. Anton and his friend Luke fight an epic battle to be declared the strongestbut will they be outdone by a puppy?
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A Monster Calls,

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness
The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd — whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself — Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
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Reader Levels and Interests

Chapter Book - A story book intended for intermediate readers, generally age 7-10
Early Reader - The first books that children will be able to read independently
Graphic Novels - A novel in comic-strip format. Synonyms: comic, comic book, cartoon; manga
Picture Books - A book containing many illustrations, especially one for children
Realistic Fiction -
High School - For readers of that age
Middle School - For readers of that age
Read Aloud Books - Great to a large class. ESL / EFL Dispatch Teacher Essentials
Jolly Phonics - Highly recommended for those learning to read

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