"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." – Anna Quindlen

"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." - Anne Frank

Book Recommendations

Here is a list of book recommendations by Gerson staff and students. If you want to add your own recommendations, please e-mail Mrs. Densmore with the title and author of your favorite school appropriate book and it will be added to the list below.

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - recommended by Mrs. JoAnn
  • Mary Poppins series by P. L. Travers - recommended by Mrs. JoAnn
  • Captain Underpants and other series by Dav Pilkey - recommended by Mrs. JoAnn
  • Love that Dog by Sharon Creech and Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech - recommended by Mrs. Kris
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - recommended by Mrs. Kris
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - recommended by Mrs. Kris
  • The 39 Clues series, written by various authors (first book is The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan) - recommended by Mrs. Kris
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling - recommended by Mrs. Densmore
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan - recommended by Mrs. Densmore
  • Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio - recommended by Ms. Hopkins

Free Audiobooks

Audible is currently offering free audiobooks for kids and teens. Even some of the books for younger kids are classic and great reads, so feel free to browse and listen to whatever catches your eye.