On Vocabulary.com, we've got hundreds of learnable vocabulary lists for all of the books most commonly taught in schools. We're always keeping track of the most popular books that are being assigned to kids, to make sure that teachers will have the resources they need.

Some books are clearly favorites for students and teachers alike, showing up in classrooms around the country. We've identified the Top 10 books that educators are assigning, with links to carefully curated vocabulary lists that will help guide students through these literary delights.

To assemble our Top 10, we crunched some numbers based on our partnership with TeachingBooks.net, an online clearinghouse of web-based resources for books popularly taught in the ELA classroom. More than 200 books on TeachingBooks.net feature links to appropriate Vocabulary.com lists. Of those, we found the ten that teachers are most often consulting to get vocabulary help for their students.

Click through on the links to see if these lists can work for you, or search on Vocabulary.com to find more lists to match your curriculum.

1. R.J. Palacio, Wonder
R.J. Palacio's best-selling children's novel Wonder follows August Pullman, a 10-year-old boy with a facial abnormality, through a harrowing journey from the safe solitude of home-schooling to the difficulties of public school.
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2. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Told from the perspective of Scout, a girl growing up in Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee's classic novel relates how Scout's father Atticus defends a black man against fabricated charges, revealing the evils of racial stereotyping.
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3. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
The hugely successful The Fault in Our Stars provides a lesson in appreciating things in their entirety. The main characters meet at a cancer support group, but they refuse to be defined solely by their disease.
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4. Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
An unusual story that takes place during the Holocaust, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak depicts the life of a foster child in Nazi Germany and the Jewish boy she hides. The story is narrated by Death. 
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5. Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
Adolescence is tough for Percy Jackson, who has just found out his father is the god Poseidon. Rick Riordan's first volume in the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series takes this audacious premise and runs with it.
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6. John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
Set during the Great Depression in California, John Steinbeck’s tragic 1937 novel tells the story of two displaced migrant ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, moving from place to place in search of work.
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7. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling's boy wizard begins his adventures here, in the first of the wildly successful seven-part "Harry Potter" series. Harry makes friends and enemies in his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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8. Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
A little girl shows bravery and ingenuity in Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, a fictional account of the rescue of the Danish Jews from the fate of the Holocaust.
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9. Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer
Three girls go on a whirlwind tour of America in 1968, when a cross-country trip to find their mother turns into a wild adventure.
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10. Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go To Birmingham
When the Watson family of Christopher Paul Curtis's novel The Watsons Go To Birmingham pay Grandma a visit in Alabama, they walk straight into the center of the Civil Rights Movement. 
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