Weekly Bookish News: Week of 3/27/17


As always, this is a duplicate of the newsletter I send my K-12 school district staff every Friday morning ~ a short and sweet round-up of literacy news and happenings that caught my eye, along with a few books to highlight and my elementary read alouds for the week. If you want to know about ALL the middle grade, YA and adult books I read, please hit me up on Goodreads! That’s where you’ll find the good, the bad and the ugly. All picture books are on my Instagram

Favorites from around the web

You Have a Gift, Not a Label – Great post by Peter Reynolds on ADHD and his new book Happy Dreamer

Favorite Free Verse Books for Adolescents – Pernille Ripp

New Kids and YA Books – Week of March 27, 2017 – Publisher’s Weekly

Free Audiobooks for Teens (and librarians and educators!) April – August 2017 – an AMAZING program!

If Fiction Changes the World, It’s Going to be YA – LitHub

Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report ~ Summer Reading

A few books to highlight

The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli  – NEW in 2016 Middle Grade

Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner – NEW Non-Fiction picture book

The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants by Eric Litwin – new to my school

American Street by Ibi Zoboi – NEW YA fiction

Elementary Read Alouds for the Week

Grade Book 1 Book 2
4K And then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
K The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nuthouse by Eric Litwin The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants by Eric Litwin
1 Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
2 Big Bob, Little Bob by James Howe Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long
3 Dear Dragon by Josh Funk Booktalk: Ellie Ultra by Gina Bellasario
4 Booktalk: Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood
5 Booktalk: The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating

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