Weekly Bookish News: Week of 4/17/17


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:

American Indians in Children’s Literature Best Books of 2016 – AICL blog

Teaching with Hamilton – School Library Journal

25 Kids and YA Books that Lift Up Immigrant Voices – School Library Journal

Interstate Books4School – book purchasing site with AMAZING prices (found through Pernille Ripp’s blog)

Arab American Book Award Recipients (2007-2016) – TeachingBooks.net

Storytime: What Matters Most Cannot be Measured – Nerdy Book Club

New Y.A. Novels Tackle Crime and Its Consequences – New York Times

17 Books 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Teachers Should Have in Their Classrooms – Brightly

A few books to highlight:

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley ~ excellent picture book biography

Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh ~ great middle grade story collection from We Need Diverse Books

Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan ~ wonderful new YA perfect for art lovers, written in casual diary-style

Elementary Read Alouds for the Week

Grade Book 1 Book 2
4K Oops Pounce Quick Run by Mike Twohy
K The Curious Garden by Peter Brown (plus Emily Arrow video) Thump Quack Moo + Click Clack Surprise by Doreen Cronin
1 Froggy Rides a Bike by Jonathan London Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey & accompanying Scholastic News edition
2 Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer Horrible Bear by Ame Dyckman
3 Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
4 Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer Poems from Out of Wonder by Kwame Alexander, et al
5 As Time Went By  by Jose Sanabria Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer

2 thoughts on “Weekly Bookish News: Week of 4/17/17

  1. I admire you for taking the time to compose this newsletter every week. I’m sure it’s a great help to your staff! I enjoy seeing what you’re reading to each grade level and find lots of the links really interesting. Have a great weekend. You’ve earned it!


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