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The Book Boys' top picks for the Summer Reading Challenge

Guest Blogger  //  May 3, 2018

The Book Boys' top picks for the Summer Reading Challenge

Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge starts May 7, and the Book Boys have picked some great books from the Scholastic Book Clubs May flyers to get you started!

(Teachers can register their classes for the challenge and find more details here!)

Watch their Facebook Live here (or by clicking here!), and scroll down to see a list of all the books they discuss!

May Flyer Picks:

Featured in Honeybee:

Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp
A baby dinosaur, Babysaurus, loves to play hide-and-seek with his dad, Papasaurus. But when Papasaurus hides too well, Babysaurus asks his prehistoric friends for help finding him.

Featured in Inchworm:

Black Belt Bunny by Jacky Davis, illustrated by Jay Fleck
Black Belt Bunny is an expert chopper, kicker, and flipper—but can he make a salad?! This hilarious picture book is a great, empowering read-aloud for early readers.

Featured in SeeSaw:

Breaking News: Alien Alert by David Biedrzycki
The bears are back, and this time, they’ve been beamed up into an alien spaceship! Reporter Chad Newsworthy follows the action in this laugh-out-loud picture book.

Featured in Lucky:

Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson
The star of this graphic novel is no ordinary emperor penguin—he is Evil Emperor Penguin! With his trusty sidekicks (an octopus and an abominable snowman), he will attempt to take over the world. 

Featured in Arrow:

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming, illustrated Eric Rohmann
Etzel is a three-year-old German shepherd police dog—and in director Larry Trimble’s eyes, the perfect silver-screen star! Set in the 1920s, this historical fiction novel is based on the true story of the “wonder dog” who took America by storm.

Featured in TAB:

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Virgil Salinas is stuck at the bottom of the well with nothing but his pet guinea pig. Meanwhile, an eclectic search group of kids is trying to find him. This moving novel won the Newbery Medal and explores what it means to be friends.

Featured in Teens:

Rebound by Kwame Alexander
This novel in verse follows the story of Chuck Bell—a basketball player who loves jazz music and is the father of Josh and Jordan Bell from the Newbery Medal–winning novel The Crossover.

Featured in Super Summer Reading for Grades K–2:

Pizza Pig by Diana Murray, illustrated by Maria Karipidou
This delightful early reader shares the story of the bustling pizza joint, Pizza Pig’s, run by a talented pig chef. Can he figure out why Turtle isn’t eating? 

Featured in Super Summer Reading for Grades 3–6:

National Geographic Kids™: 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 3
From sloths to breakfast, cars to aliens, kids will love learning amazing facts on just about everything! This installment of the National Geographic Kids series is a full-color, page-turning book kids won’t be able to put down.