POLL: What Books Are You Most Looking Forward to Sharing This School Year?
It’s the time of year when so many of us are starting the beginning of a new school year and with that comes the enthusiasm of starting over.
It’s also a time when our minds start to race about which titles we are looking forward to sharing in the coming weeks.
We’re curious about which books you are most looking forward to sharing this year.
They can be new titles – or even anticipated titles of books coming out this year.
They can be old favorites we are looking forward to celebrating with new readers.
They can be books that we hope will help us navigate conversations about history and current events.
Share your titles in the comments below.
I’m excited to share Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes!
Solo by Kwame Alexander
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Patina by Jason Reynolds
Yes to all of these!
I have Patina and Miles Morales sitting by my bed. Can’t wait to dig in!
I read the advanced copy of “Before I Let Go” by Marieke Nijkamp. Loved it, Great psychological thriller for older students.
The Wild Robot- Our personal March Book Madness champion last year.
Restart by Gordon Korman!
YES! I love this book! So many great things to discuss with kids.
The Wild Robot, as part of the Global Read Aloud
Refugee; Wishtree; Patina; The Loser’s Club; Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker; The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street; The War I Finally Won; The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street; Smart Cookie; The Perfect Score; Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus; Walking With Miss Millie; Ban This Book.
What Makes a Monster?; Nerdy Birdy Tweets; Creepy Pair of Underwear; Blue Sky White Stars; I Like, I Don’t Like; After the Fall; Where Oliver Fits; Come with Me; It’s Not Jack & the Beanstalk; Bruce’s Big Move; La La La: a Story of Hope; Draw the Line; Hey Black Child.
I changed grade levels this year from 1st to third and I am thrilled to read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s library, The Gollywhopper Games, Sidekick, and Flora & Ulysees….I’ve loved reading them and I know my students are going to have a blast with them.
I have already decided that “Posted” by John David Anderson will be my first read aloud in my 6th grade classes.
I’ve ordered a copy of this for our library–can’t wait to read it & share it!
LOVE LOVE LOVE POSTED! Will use somehow in my 7th grade class, as well.
Any book written by Jason Reynolds. Amina’s Voice. Lily and Dunkin. Waiting for Refugee and Dear Martin.
Refugee is my fave! Dear Martin was fantastic though too. I devoured it in one sitting.
I cannot wait to share Refugee by Alan Gratz!
Yes!! Me too!
Me three! 🙂
Two books that I picked up and read because of your recommendation: Okay For Now and Posted. Can’t wait to share with students.
Restart by Gordon Korman will be my first read aloud to my grade 8s
Soooo using RESTART somehow with my 7th graders this next year, too!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Sticks and Stones
Peter and the Starcatchers
School of Fear
The Inquisitor’s Tale
I was thinking of “Finding Gobi” by Dion Leonard. It’s a true story of a dog later named Gobi who joined the author, an ultramarathon runner, and ran across the Gobi desert with him!! Leonard later adopted Gobi and they now live in Scotland. It’s a story of grit, heart and determination!!
OUR STORY BEGINS, edited by Elissa Brent Weissman, is MUST reading for EVERY YOUNG WRITER!
When Friendship Followed Me Home
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Solo by Kwame Alexander
I have a class that has yet to read Wonder so we start there but here are other key books at our school.
The Assassin’s Curse by Kevin Sands
The War I Finally Won
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
Long Walk to Water
After the Fall
Read the Book, Lemmings (other Ame Dyckman titles too)
Bruce’s Big Move (other Bruce books by Ryan Higgins)
All of Josh Funk’s books
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Some Kind of Courage
The War I Finally Won (I am excited to read this!!)
Blackthorn Key #1
I’m doing a lit circles unit with May B (Rose), Booked (Alexander), Heartbeat (Creech), Rhyme Schemer (Holt), The Red Pencil (Pinkney), Inside Out & Back Again (Lai) and The Weight of Water (Crossan).
So, so so many, but here are 4!
The Losers Club
Nerdy Birdy Tweets
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Two Truths and a Lie
A Tale Dark and Grimm
The Tale of Despereaux
Are you a fifth grade teacher? Do you know if the Wild Robot is appropriate for fifth grade?
I am so excited for October 3- for Santat’s After the Fall, Dicamillo’s La,La, La, and This is My Dream! with Miyares’ illustrations.
Okay, there are so many wonderful books out there, but Kate said I can add my own titles, lol, and so YES, of course I’d love it if you choose to share Ava and Pip with kids age 8 to 10, or my new coming-of-age novel, Speed of Life, with ages 11 and up. Happy to Skype too and Sourcebooks has Discussion Guides for both novels. (For instance, Sofia,14, writes to an advice columnist, and in real life, yep, I’m an advice columnist!) NYTBR gave both books great reviews– more at carolweston.com…..
Refugee, Long Walk to Water, Home of the Brave and a variety of picture books.
Home of the Brave, Refugee, and Long Walk to Water..
The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won
So many but here are some of the Bookopolis Book Club picks for the Fall:
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Happy 50th!) by E.L. Konigsburg
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
All the Answers by Kate Messner
Posted by John David Anderson
The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
The War I Finally Won!
I can’t wait to share Refugee by Alan Gratz! By far, my most favorite book of 2017!
Reblogged this on Mayor of Bookopolis.
Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher. Read the ARC – release date 8/22 – favorite ARC of summer!!
I think two books you need to share with elementary students are Patricia Polacco’s THANK YOU, MR. FALKER, and R. J. Palacio’s WONDER.
The Wild Robot was hands-down the best I read and shared last year. Looking for another that fills those shoes. Suggestions?
Refugee by Alan Gratz
I cannot wait to share School’s First Day and The Year of Billy Miller with my second graders.
MS: Real Friends, The Drawing Lesson, (graphic novels), Miles Morales, When Friendship Followed Me Home,
HS: When Dimple Met Rishi, My Sister Rosa, American Street, The Serpent King, and How Dare the Sun Rises