Do you wish that your students read more? Do you have reluctant readers in your classroom? This list of 50 picture books for older students, with authors noted, is your ticket to engaging students. Picture books aren't just for little kids. They are a great way to build fluency, discuss story structure and elements, and fun to read!
I absolutely love my classroom library! I teach fourth grade, and I keep it stocked full of books; I currently have over 1,100 books for my students to check out and read. I have kept over a decade worth of meticulous notes on which books get checked out, which gender is checking them out, and what my students rate them. With this data, I have compiled a list of the 50 top picture books that all third, fourth, and fifth grade classrooms need to engage their students!