Great teachers in children's books
We believe that teachers do not get the appreciation they so often deserve. That's why we've put together this booklist of our favourite teachers in children's fiction.
From the magical staff of hogwarts to the ultimate eductaor Miss Honey, this list is sure to help kids appreciate their teachers that little bit more.
Author: Enid Blyton
We're rooting for Darrell Rivers as she starts boarding school, and learns to cope with her fiery temper and decide for herself which friends are genuine.
Author: Colin McNaughton Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Andersen Press
An ordinary boy goes off to school and everything seems just as ordinary as ever, until a new teacher arrives in class.
Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake
This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl's best loved stories.
Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell
After his family are killed, Bod is brought up in a graveyard by ghosts.
Author: Rick Riordan
In this leftfield comic fantasy novel, 12-year-old Percy Jackson discovers that the Greek gods of Olympus are alive and living in modern-day New York.
Author: Julie Hunt and Dale Newman
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
This stunning pencil-drawn graphic novel of talent, music and friendship will readers young and old. You'll be rooting for KidGlovz, the nine-year-old musical prodigy: a poignant story to be remembered for a long time.
Author: J K Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
After the misery of life with his ghastly aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is delighted to have the chance to embark on an exciting new life at the Hogwart's School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.
Author: Jill Murphy
Long before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, trainee witch Mildred Hubble embarked on life at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...
Author: Richard Curtis Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
This must-read winter picture book is crammed with fabulously joyful and expressive illustrations and will be loved by young and old alike.
Author: Craig Pomranz Illustrator: Margaret Chamberlain
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
A delightful and gently revolutionary picture book that challenges our absurd notions about what constitutes 'normal' or 'appropriate'.
Author: Dominique Demers Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Alma Books
A delightful little story that welcomes a fabulously eccentric character in the form of Miss Charlotte. She's a bit Mary Poppins, a bit Nurse Matilda, and a whole lot of fun.
Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press
Dr Xargle lectures his alien students about 'Earthlets' - strange plump-cheeked beings that are wrapped in sheep's hairdos and like to drink milk through holes in their faces.