Celebrating school spirit

We’re reading some great new books for all ages from Scholastic to get in the school spirit. Check out the list below!

Kindergarten is Cool! (Ages 4–6) by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illustrated by Chris Chatterton: Celebrate all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every kid entering kindergarten in this charming second-person narrative. Whether it's early-morning jitters or becoming familiar with new classroom routines, this sweet and bouncy story will have expectant kindergarteners saying, “Kindergarten is cool!”

The Notebook of Doom Collection: A Branches Book (Books #1-3) (Ages 6–8) by Troy Cummings: Enjoy the first three books in the Notebook of Doom series in this all-in-one paperback edition! Alexander has just moved to a new town—a town that is filled with all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word “DOOM” inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters. This series is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illustrations, and of course . . . monsters!

Save Me a Seat (Ages 8–12) by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan: From award-winning author of Pie Sarah Weeks and debut author Gita Varadarajan comes a story that shows us the beautiful ways our lives end up being much more similar than we ever imagine. Two boys—one white, one Indian-American—gain strength from each other from afar as they struggle to navigate middle school, family and friendships.

Slacker (Ages 8–12) by Gordon Korman: #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman raises slacking off to the level of high art in this all-new stand-alone. A boy who tries to cruise through school doing as little work as possible gets his comeuppance when a community service project escalates into an all-out battle with an extracurricular-obsessed mean girl.

P.S. I Like You (Ages 12 and up) by Kasie West: What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?  While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk. Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she’s flustered—and kind of feels like she’s falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer—but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?