50 Great Books For Teachers

If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!), but when you do, a good book recommendation is almost always welcome (trumped only by a good wine/beer/food recommendation!). I always enjoy a good ‘beach read’ when I need something brainless (read: flaky, easy reading), but sometimes I’m up for something with a little more substance. What better than something that can help you out in your classroom or professional life?

The handy infographic below is a great list of 50 awesome books for teachers to read. From teaching strategies to teacher humor, and cartoons and real life stories, there’s a bit of something in here for everyone. Take a look – you can see what’s on the list that you may have already read, and you’ll likely find something new that you’d like to take a look at.

Do you have any other teaching related favorite reads that aren’t included here? Leave us a message in the comments!

50 Great Books For Teachers

(see the infographic for the rest!)

  • The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide
  • Teaching With Fire
  • The First Days Of School
  • Growing Minds
  • The Teacher’s Book Of Wit
  • Fred Jones Tools For Teaching
  • The Courage To Teach
  • Educating Esme
  • School
  • The Substitute Teacher’s Organizer
  • You Know You’re A Teacher If….
  • Stories From A Teacher
  • What If There Were No Teachers?
  • 99 Ways To Get Kids To Love Reading
  • See Me After Class: Advice For Teachers By Teachers
  • Why Johnny Still Can’t Read
  • Inside Mrs. B’s Classroom: Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago’s South Side
  • The Cooperative Classroom: Empowering Learning



  1. Audrey Foster

    February 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Where do we get these 50 books?

  2. Kent Sweigart

    February 27, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Mindset–Carol Dweck…

  3. Gustavo Ara

    March 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Material que resulta muy útil para todo aquel que le guste la lectura. Muy interesante. Gracias por el aporte.

  4. Gustavo Ara

    March 10, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Magnifico apoyo a la docencia

  5. Connie Casserly

    March 27, 2014 at 9:36 am

    What about The House of Comprehension by Constance D. Casserly and published by Compass Publishing (March 2013)? From a review of this Language Arts complete teacher program in the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 of the Virginia English Journal:
    “… The House of Comprehension is a text that readily fulfills its intended design as a supplement, or indeed a complete replacement for any other planning materials a literature teacher might use,” (71-75).