Elementary Book Recommendations


We interviewed elementary students about what books they enjoy reading and what books they would recommend to other students. The classes we interviewed included Ms. Ginder, Ms. Kang-Crosby, Ms. Megard, Ms. Hancock, and Ms. Fammartino. 

The first class we interviewed was Ms. Ginder’s. We interviewed Vansh and Eliza. Vansh likes the book Unicorn Rescue Society by Adam Gidwitz because the characters look for unicorns and there are so many animals. He likes that there is a map included that shows you where to find unicorns. Eliza likes the book Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. She said she likes how there are dragons and humans. 

The second class we interviewed in was Ms. Kang-Crosby’s class. We interviewed Aidree, River, and Brent. Aidree likes Manatee Summer because it has manatees, and they swim. Brent likes Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne because it has lots of adventure. River likes Minecraft Instruction Handbook because it teaches you cool builds to do and you can show it to friends. 

The third class we interviewed was Ms. Megard’s class. We interviewed Scout and Lulu. Lulu likes Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling because of the Chamber of Secrets. Lulu also likes Nancy Drew and the Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene because of horses and a rockslide. Scout likes The Chronicles of Narnia by Lewis C.S because it is made up and it has a secret tomb. Scout also likes Wing of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland because you meet all the dragons.  

The fourth class we interviewed was Ms. Hancock’s class. We interviewed Maya and Izzy. Maya likes Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger because it is suspenseful, it changes quickly, and it has “everything that makes a book interesting” Maya said. Izzy likes the Remarried Empress by Herelee because it has drama and romance and “everything that makes a good story” Izzy said. 

The last class we interviewed was Ms. Fammartino’s class. We interviewed Hannah. Hannah likes Wings of Fire by Tui T Sutherland because she likes the different perspectives. Hannah also likes Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger because “It is like Harry Potter but a girl.”  

Overall, I think that a lot of the book recommendations from elementary schoolers can be for all ages. We had a first grader reading Wings of Fire but there was also a fifth grader reading it. Reading can be for everybody.