36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read - Great List! This would be an awesome project for a Language arts class-- assign students to find a poem that means something to them, have a poetry reading, and compile them into an anthology with their comments in it. This would be awesome for a teacher to hold on to year after year.
Young adult/adult fairy tale: I found this fun little surprise of a book a few years before the Coraline movie came out. Similar idea - a young unhappy boy finds a strange land in a secret room that SEEMS so much better than his real life. Very dark. . . probably more for adults, but can be read by mature children who like scary stories. I would love to see this as a movie!