First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - February 2017

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live yesterday to help parents and educators find some great reads through the Scholastic Reading Club February catalogs. The "Book Boys" offered some "top picks" to get every child reading for fun this month from Pre-K through middle school, and also shared some insight about reading aloud from the latest Kids and Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition

In case you missed it, you can check out the live video on the Scholastic Facebook page 

Here is a quick recap of their top picks:

Max’s Top Picks for February’s flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Still a Gorillaby Kim Norman: A wacky fun picture book teaching the importance of staying true to yourself and feeling comfortable with who you are.

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd grade catalog:

  • Fact Attack #1: The Wacky World of Living Thingsby Melvin Berger: A nonfiction book jam packed with fun and wacky facts about animals.

Featured in the 4th-6th grade catalog:

  • Reformedby Justin Weinberger; Find out what happens when three friends are sent away to a bully reform school for a prank that went too far. Will they survive?

Allister’s top picks for February’s flyer include:

Featured in the 1st grade catalog:

  • How to Catch a Leprechaunby Adam Wallace: A rhyming kid friendly edition of the “How to” series arriving just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd grade catalog:

  • Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: Playful Pandaby Amelia Cobb: Attention all animal lovers!  This book tells a story where Zoe’s Uncle Horace travels the world and finds homeless animals and they nurse them back to health. P.S: A plush panda bear is included with the book

Featured in the 4th-6th grade catalog:

  • Flying Lessons: This book is an anthology with multiple authors featuring: Kwame Alexander, Matt De la Pena, Jacqueline Woodson, Soman Chainani, Grace Lin, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Federle, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle and Kelly J. Baptist. There are ten different stories in the book ranging from basketball to Big Foot.

Jamie’s top picks for February’s flyer include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel:  A beautiful book about a cat that encounters a sequence of different animals along its journey.
  • We March, 28 Days by Shane Evans: A book that starts with a commemoration of the 1963 march on Washington and ends with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.

Featured in the 3rd grade catalog:

  • My Weirdest School #6: Mr. Nick is a Lunatic by Dan Gutman:  All the teachers at elementary school have gone on strike. When the new principal in town makes the rule that students don’t have to learn­­—chaos ensues.

Featured in the 5th and 6th grade catalog:

  • Wings of Fire #9: Talons of Power by Tui T. Sutherland: The ninth installment of the best-selling Wings of Fire series. The protagonist, Turtle is going head to head with Darkstalker, a nefarious and sinister dragon.

Elliot’s top picks for February’s flyer include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by James and Kimberly Dean: Pete the Cat and his friends are at the beach having a great time and they don’t want the fun to end. Groovy Pete decides to invite them for a sleepover at his house, but none of his friends are ready for sleep. What will Pete the Cat do?

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd grade catalog:

  • The Water Princess by Susan Verde: An inspiring story about a little girl growing up in Africa who dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her village.

Featured in the 5th grade catalog:

  • Bailey’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron: Based on the Dog’s Purpose movie, Bailey’s story is a heartwarming story narrated by an adorable golden retriever named Bailey.

Michael’s Top Picks for February’s flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright: Love Monster finds a box of chocolates he wants to share with his friends, but at the same time fears that there will be none left for him. In the end, the he comes to learn that sharing with your friends and family is really important.

Featured in the 1st grade catalog:

  • Scholastic Reader: A Visit to the Vet by Aubre Andrus: A photographic nonfiction book for young pet lovers.

Featured in the 2nd grade catalog:

  • Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #7: A Little Bit Lucky by Abby Klein: Freddy is getting ready for a spelling bee, but he decides not to study because he has a lucky shark tooth. But what happens when Freddy loses his lucky shark tooth?

Featured in the 4th-6th grade catalog:

  • Frazzled by Booki Vivat:  Abbie just can’t seem to find where she belongs! She is the middle child of her family and a middle school student who is just trying to figure out how to overcome the challenges of growing up.
  • I Survived True Stories: Tornado Terror by Lauren Tarshis: A nonfiction companion to the wildly popular I survived series. This book includes facts, photos and true stories of real life tornado disasters.