- Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids by Nicholas Baker – A realistic, eye-opening, detailed account of 28 days as a K – 12 substitute teacher in Main. On the New York Times Best Seller list.
2. Miss. Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard and James Marshall – A picture book depicting a strict substitute teacher who replaces a kind homeroom teacher.
3. The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler – Students think they will do whatever they want when they have a substitute teacher for the day but things don’t work out as they plan.