Weekly Bookish News: Week of 5/8/17


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:

A few books to highlight:

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  • The Selfish Crocodile – one of my principal’s favorite picture books that we now have in our library
  • Izzy Kline Has Butterflies – NEW middle grade novel in verse
  • Wellie Wishers – NEW(ish) early chapter series from American Girl with full illustrations (similar to Scholastic Branches) – great for grades 2 and 3
  • Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Mass – the third book in this series is now out & teen fantasy fans are in LOVE

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Elementary Read Alouds for the Week

Links and grade levels for each book are below the image

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Grade Book 1 Book 2
4K My Garden by Kevin Henkes
K Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates + Cosmic Kids Yoga The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle + accompanying Scholastic Let’s Find Out! ~ Lovely Little Ladybugs (for class that missed it last week)
1 Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron Horrible Bear by Ame Dyckman
2 Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson Booktalk: The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau
3 The Legend of Rock, Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt Simple Machines books in PebbleGo
4 The Legend of Rock, Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy
5 The Legend of Rock, Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt Booktalk: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

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