This recommended reading list has been prepared as a service for Missouri educators by the Reading Circle Committee of the Missouri State Teachers Association. It is the committee’s intents that this publication assists educators in:

  • Ordering books for school and classroom libraries.
  • Encouraging summer reading programs.
  • Helping parents who are looking for good reading suggestions.
  • Planning literature programs.

In addition to providing this recommended reading list, the committee sponsors the Reading Circle Certificate program. Missouri students who read a specified number of books become eligible to receive a Reading Circle Certificate from MSTA. Students who earn certificates for five years are issued lifetime memberships in the Reading Circle. The certificates are signed by the executive director of MSTA and the Missouri commissioner of education.

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For additional assistance in implementing the program, contact the MSTA Member Care Center at 800-392-0532 or