Cool Teachers in Children's Literature

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Jo March in “Little Men” by Louisa May Alcott

John Brooke in “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott

Miss Nelson in “Miss Nelson is Missing” by Harry Allard

Ida Bidson in “The Secret School” by Avi

Miss Parker in “Caddie Woodlawn” by Carol Ryrie Brink

Miss Temple in “Jane Ayre” by Charlotte Bronte

Mr. Ratburn in “the Arthur books” by Marc Brown

Miss Binney in “Ramona the Pest” by Beverly Cleary

Mrs. Granger in “Frindle” by Andrew Clements

Miss Frizzle in “The Magic School Bus books” by Joanna Cole

Miss Stretchberry in “Love That Dog” by Sharon Creech

Miss Honey in “Matilda” by Roald Dahl

Mrs. Bowers in “The Art Lesson” by Tomie dePaola

Mrs. Coleman-Levin in “The Zack Files series” by Dan Greenburg

Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle in “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes

Mrs. Pidgeon in “The Gooney Bird books” by Lois Lowry

Mr. Scary in the “Junie B. Jones books” by Barbara Park

Miss Edmunds in “ The Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson

Miss Barbara Harris in “The Great Gilly Hopkins” by Katherine Paterson

Mr. D’Matz in “the Clementine books” by Sara Pennypaker

The art teacher in “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds

Mr. Brunner in “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riorden

Dumbledore in “the Harry Potter books” by J.K. Rowling