Join us once a month to view our top picks for the month in children’s literature. There are so many amazing books out there and we are excited to explore, with you, just a small portion of what is available. Each month we will spotlight two books, a chapter book and a picture book, that we feel are among the best for your children. We will also give you ideas of how to use these books in the classroom.
My New Teacher and Me
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s new tale of Billy, the irrepressible star of the New York Times bestselling When I Grow Up, is an uproarious back-to-school delight. Dazzling wordplay and sparkling rhyme combine in a unique appreciation of the rewards of unabashed originality and the special joy of viewing the world gently askew.
In the Classroom:
- Perfect for a new school year! After reading the book have students write their own story about what they expected about their new teacher.
by: Brandon Mull
Separated by vast distances, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have each summoned a beast of legend — a spirit animal. Now their fate is set. An ancient threat is rising once again, conquering whole cities with terrifying speed. The four young heroes and their animals must band together on a quest to find legendary talismans — before they fall into enemy hands.
In the classroom:
- Scholastic has provided teachers and parents with discussion guides to help utilize the Spirit Animals series in classes.