My Booklist

I read quite often, but most of what I read is online or in magazines like Popular Science.  I will add a book on occasion.

The books in the classroom library are used for our 25-minute daily "Read-In" time.  Most of them have been purchased on sale at Barnes and Noble or Borders (RIP) using funds from the generous donations and gifts given by students and parents during my 25+ years of teaching.  Feel free to continue that tradition :-)

All of the books in this list are in my classroom library, just to be clear.

Brain Teasers, Puzzles, etc.
Book Title Difficulty
aha! Insight
by Gardner
Challenging
Black Belt Sudoku
by Michael Rios
Average
Brain Pop Almanac for Kids
by BrainPOP
Average
BrainStrains Power Puzzles
by Coussement, et. al.
Challenging
Brainteasers and Mindbenders
by Ben Hamilton
Challenging
Crossword puzzle dictionary
by Gundman and Pulliam
Average
Crosswords
by Blue Ribbon
Easy Reading
Fiendishly difficult math puzzles
by Ivan Moscovich
Average
Fiendishly difficult visual perception puzzles
by Ivan Moscovich
Average
Fizz, Bubble, and Flash
by Anita Brandolini
Easy Reading
Good Time Variety Puzzles
by Penny Press
Easy Reading
How to Make Optical Illusion Tricks and Toys
by Churchill
Average
Large Print Word Puzzles
by Landoll
Average
My Super Chunky Puzzle Book
by Creative Child Press
Optical Illusions
by Brandreth, et. al.
Average
Superb Crosswords
by Official Publications
The Book of IQ Tests
by Carter and Russell
Challenging
The Botany Coloring Book
by Paul Young
Easy Reading
The Mammoth Book of Word Games
by RIchard B. Manchester
Average
The Zoology COloring Book
by Lawrence M. Elson
Easy Reading
Webster's New Explorer Crossword Challenge #3
by Merriam Webster
Whodunits
by Tom Bullmore
Easy Reading
Comedy
Book Title
Difficulty
Dave Barry's Greatest Hits
by Dave Barry
Dr Kookie, You're Right
by Mike Royko
Challenging
It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It
by Robert Fulghum
Average
Kid's say the Darndest Things
by Art Linkletter
Easy Reading
Leading With My Chin
by Jay Leno
Easy Reading
Paul Harvey's The Rest Of the Story
by Paul Aurandt
Easy Reading
Sein Language
by Jerry Seinfeld
Average
Tales TooTicklish To Tell
by Bloom County
Easy Reading
The Book of Awesome
by Pasricha
Easy Reading
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
by Bill Watterson
Easy Reading
The Far Side Gallery 3
by Gary Larson
Easy Reading
Unnatural Selections
by Gary Larson
Easy Reading
Facts of all sorts
Book Title
Difficulty
1001 Horrible Facts
by Anne Rooney
Easy Reading
23 Ways to Get to First Base - The ESPN Encyclopedia
by Belsky and Fine
Average
30-Second Theories
by Paul Parsons
Average
501 Most Devastating Disasters
by Emma Hill
Average
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
Average
Asimov's Chronology of Science & Discovery
by Isaac Asimov
Average
Breakthrough!
by MERIT
Average
Creepy Spooky Science
by Sandra Markle
Average
Dictionary of Theories Challenging
Do Penguins Have Knees?
by David Feldman
Average
Don`t You Believe It
by Herb Reich
Average
Easy as Pi
by Buchan
Average
Electrician's Instant Answers
by Gary & Dave Tuck
Challenging
Great Military Disasters
by Julian Spilsbary
Average
Gruesome and Gross Facts
by Igloo Books
Easy Reading
Hot X: Algebra Exposed
by Danica McKellar
Average
Know It All
by Kranes, Worth, Temerius
Challenging
Little Known Facts About Well-Known Stuff
by Hoffman
Easy Reading
Milestones of medicine
by N/A
Challenging
Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty
by Joy Masoff
Easy Reading
Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody
by Charles Panati
Average
Pocket Ref; 2nd Edition
by Thomas J Glover
Average
Ripley's Believe It or Not
by Robert Ripley
Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Strikingly True"
by Ripley Publishing
Easy Reading
Rocks and Minerals
by Joel Arem
Average
Schott's Original Miscellany
by Ben Schott
Average
Shite's Unoriginal Miscellany
by A. Parody
Average
Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas
by Parkinson
Easy Reading
Splitters, Squeezes, and Steals
by Gentile
Average
The Concise History Encyclopedia
by King Fisher
The Guinness Book of Answers
by Guiness
Average
The Guinness Book Of Records 1994
by Facts on file
Average
The Guinness Book Of Records 2000
by Guinness
Easy Reading
The Magic Fact Machine Science Average
The Straight Dope Tells All
by Cecil Adams
The Ultimate Visual Dictionary
by Jean-Claude Corbeil and Ariane Archambault
Average
Whad'ya Know?
by Michael Feldman
Average
General Interest
Book Title
Difficulty
3-Minute Einstein
by Paul Parsons
Average
50 Simple Things Kids can do to Save the Earth
by The Earthworks Group
Easy Reading
501 Must Know Speeches
by Beare (Editor)
Challenging
7 habits of highly efficient teens
by Sean Coby
Easy Reading
A Christmas Memory
by Truman Capote
Average
A Father's Book of Wisdom
by Brown
Easy Reading
A Sand County Almanac
by Aldo Leopold
Average
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bryson
Average
A Thanksgiving Visitor
by Truman Capote
Average
Billions and Billions
by Carl Sagan
Average
Electronic Games and Toys You Can Build
by Len Buckwalter
Average
Eyewitness books Earth
by Susanna Van Rose
Average
Falling Up
by Shel Silverstein
Average
Freakonomics; A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Giant Book of Cool Stuff
by Glen Singleton
Easy Reading
Into The Unknown, The Story of Exploration
by National Geographic Book Service
Average
Mr. Wizards Experiments For Young Scientists
by Don Herbert
Average
Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Buckingham & Clifton
Average
Pilot Handbook
by Paul Beck
Average
Popular Mechanics; 25 skills Every Man Should Know
by Popular Mechanics
Average
Potato Radio, Dizzy Dice, and More Wacky, Weird Experiments from t he Mad Scientist
by Joey Green
Average
Sports Illustrated; The Enigma
by Sports Illustrated
The Amish, an illustrated essay
by Smith
Average
The Complete WIlderness Training Book
by McManners
Average
The essential guide to wireless communications applications
by Andy dornan
The Wrong Stuff?
by Phil Scott
Average
Trial by Ice
by National Geographic Book Service, Kostyal
Average
Universal Latin Dictionary
by Langenscheidt
Easy Reading
Why People Believe Weird Things
by Shermer
Average
Gifted info
Book Title
Difficulty
How Intelligent Are you?
by Victor Serebriakoff
Challenging
Nerds, Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them
by David Anderegg, Ph.D.
Easy Reading
When Perfect Isn't Good Enough
by Martin M. Antony & Richard P. Swinson
Average
Novels - nonfiction
Book Title
Difficulty
An American Hero
by Barry Denenberg
An Introduction to Shakespeare
by Marchette Chute
Average
Island of Adventure; Tales of Grand Island
by Marc Weingart
Average
Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor; Stories of Teachers Making a Difference
by Compiled by Jane Bluestein
Average
Night
by Elie Wiesel
Average
The Century
by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster
Average
The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw
Average
The Hot Zone
by Richard Preston
Average
The Price of Their Blood
by Jesse Brown
Average
The Price of Their Blood
by Jesse Brown
Average
When One Door Closes
by Susie and Bill Graham
Easy Reading
When One Door Closes
by Susie & Bill Graham
Average
Science - fiction
Book Title
Difficulty
A Guide to The Star Wars Universe
by Slavicsek
Average
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction
by Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Easy Reading
Science - general
Book Title
Difficulty
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
by James Trefil
365 more simple science experiments
by N/A
Average
365 More Simple Science Experiments
by Churchill, Loeschnig, Mandell
Easy Reading
47 Easy-To-Do Classic Science Experiments
by Provenzano & Provenzano
Average
700 Science Experiments for Everyone
by UNESCO
Easy Reading
A New Leaf; A Handbook for Preserving Michigan's Environment
by Mellisa Ramsdell
Biography: Albert Einstein
by Frieda Wishinsky
Easy Reading
Discarded Science. Ideas that seemed good at the time . . .
by Grant
Average
DUH!
by Bob Fenster
Average
Fantastic Electronics
by John Iovine
Average
Hidden Order
by Holland
Challenging
How To Make Optical Illusion Tricks & Toys
by E. Richard Churchill
How to Unravel Science Mysteries without unravelling
by W.K. Kellog foundation
Average
Medical Terms and Abbreviations
by Springhouse
Challenging
Saudi Aramco Word; Rediscovering Arabic Science
by N/A
Average
Science experiments with everyday things
by Howard Munson
Science in Seconds for Kids
by Potter
Easy Reading
Science Secrets
by Dan Nevins
Super Science Experiments
by Pearce
Average
The Fabric of The Cosmos
by Greene
Challenging
The Game of Science
by McCain and Segal
The Handy Science Answer Book
by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The incredible journey to the planets
by Nicholas Harris
Average
The Visual Dictionary of Science
by Barnes and Noble
Average
What's the World Coming To? Science Looks At the Future
by A.M. Low
Science - chemistry
Book Title
Difficulty
The Elements, A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
by Theodore Gray
Average
Science - earth sciences
Book Title
Difficulty
Discovery plus: Weather and Sky
by Helen Young and Chris Oxlade
Average
Eyewitness books Rocks and minerals
by Dr. R F Symes
Average
Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Nicholas Harris
Average
Learn About: Astronomy
by Robin Kerrod
Average
Looking at the Planets
by Melvin Berger
Easy Reading
Rocks and Fossils
by Busbey III, Coenraads, Roots, Willis
Average
Rocks and Minerals
by Pellant
Challenging
Stories in Stone
by Kevin Cuff
Average
The Adventure of Archaeology
by National Geographic Book Service
Average
The AMS Weather Book
by Jack Williams
Average
The Eternal Trail
by Martin Lockley
The Handy Weather Answer Book
by Walter A. Lyon
Easy Reading
Science - life sciences
Book Title
Difficulty
Animal Movers
by George Laycock
Easy Reading
Botany
by Burnett-Alexander-Zim
Daily warm-ups; Biology (2nd Edition)
by C Robert Gridley
Fishes of the Great Lakes region
by Cranbrook institute of Science
Challenging
Gray's Anatomy
by Henry Gray, FRS
Challenging
Mammals - A Junior Golden Guide
by Golden Books
Easy Reading
The Anatomy Coloring Book
by Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M. Elson
Easy Reading
The Birds
by Roger Tory Peterson
Easy Reading
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics
by Larry Gonic
Average
The Fold-Out Atlas of the Human Body
by Alfred Mason Amadon, MD
Average
The Handy Bug Answer Book
by Waldbauer
Easy Reading
The Incredible Machine
by National Geographic Book Service
Average
Trees; A Guide to Familiar American Trees
by Zim-Martin
Virus and The Whale
by NSTA Press
Challenging
Science - physical sciences
Book Title
Difficulty
Albert Einstein, life of a Genius
by Elizabeth MacLeod
Average
Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys; Physics
by Patrick Gibbons
Cartoon Guide to Physics
by Larry Gonic
Average
Optical Illusions
by Gyles Brandreth
Average
Physics
by Linda Huetinck
Challenging
Physics for the Rest of Us
by Roger S Jones
The Handy Physics Answer Book
by P Erik Gundersen