Weekly Bookish News: Week of 4/24/17


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

Also, a last minute addition that wasn’t in my district newsletter – just a note that my latest School Library Journal Review is online now as part of the May 2017 XPress Middle Grade roundup – it’s for a middle grade novel titled The Test. I am not allowed to post the text of those reviews anywhere, so follow that link if you are interested in seeing the review!

Favorites from around the web:

A few books to highlight:

We’re All Wonders by RJ Palacio – new picture book companion to the classic “Wonder”

Also An Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall – new picture book perfect for introducing fiction writing & storytelling

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson – new middle grade mystery with a main character who has severe OCD

Bang by Barry Lyga – new provocative YA novel about learning to live with your worst mistake

Elementary Read Alouds for the Week

Grade Book 1 Book 2
4K Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar
K Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
1 Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Dusky Rinker Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
2 Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long
3 Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds One by Kathryn Otoshi
4 Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds 3 Wishes for Pugman by Sebastian Meschenmoser
5 Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds Booktalk One Last Word by Nikki Grimes

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