First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - January 2017

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live today to help parents and educators find some great reads through the Scholastic Reading Club January catalogs. The "Book Boys" offered some "top picks," such as books celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., to get every child reading for fun this month from Pre-K through middle school. 

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:

Jamie’s top highlights for January flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems; Everyone knows Pigeon needs a bath, but it's going to take some serious convincing to get Pigeon to take the plunge.

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey;  New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Press Start! Game Over by Thomas Flintham; Part of the early chapter book line, Branches, this book is a great choice for video game lovers and reluctant readers!

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog: 

  • Martin’s Big Words by This picture-book biography is an excellent introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured in the 4th Grade catalog:

  • Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe; When his family moves to the suburbs after living in the city, Fenway has a tough time adjusting to the changes until he meets Hattie, his new best dog friend.

Featured in the 6th Grade catalog:

  • Horizon by Scott Westerfeld; In a race for survival, eight young plane crash survivors have to find their way out of a strange jungle with little hope of rescue.

Max’s top highlights for January flyers include:

Featured in the Early Childhood catalog:

  • Snowy Bear by Tony Mitton; This book tells a heartfelt winter tale of a cold, lost Snow Bear who finally finds a home, and a friend.

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Bad Kitty Takes the Test by Nick Bruel; In this new edition of the beloved Bad Kitty series, Bad Kitty has to redeem her feline status after taking an aptitude test that has determined she does not deserve to be a cat.

Featured in the 3rd grade catalog:

  • Judy Moody and the Bucket List by Megan McDonald; When Judy Moody discovers what a Bucket List is on a trip to her grandmother’s house, she decides to make her own that include extraordinary activities. 

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog:

  • Who Would Win? Ultimate Bug Rumble by Jerry Pallotta; A “Book Boys” check out which creepy crawlers would win in this epic bug battle royale.

Featured in the 5th Grade catalog:

  • Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern; Benny tries to take his mom's advice and focus on taking things one step at a time, but when his dad ends up in the hospital, Benny doesn't know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life seems to have thrown their way.

Allister’s top highlights for December flyers include:

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog:

  • We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller; Out of all of his grass friends, Walt realizes that he is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest but he does discover he is something special of his own!

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • I SURVIVED: Nature Attacks by Lauren Tarshis; From fourteen-year-old lone survivor of the shark attacks of 1916, to nine-year-old who survived the Peshtigo fire of 1871, follow the stories of four unforgettable survivors who manages to beat the odds.

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog:

  • Rocket & Groot: Stranded on a Planet Strip Mall by Tom Angleberger;  After crashing on Planet Strip Mall with nothing but each other, Rocket and Groot have to work together to figure out how they’ll make it back home.

Featured in the 4th and 5th Grade catalog:

  • DC Comics Secret Hero Society: For Solitude by Derek Fridolfs; Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are back along with a lot of new friends as their Secret Hero Society goes to Spring Break!

Michael’s top highlights for December flyers include:

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog:

  • Fly Guy Presents Castles by Tedd Arnold; On their latest field trip, Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about castles: from drawbridges and dungeons to kings, queens, and knights!

Featured in the Lucky catalog:

  • Humphrey’s Mixed-Up Magic by Betty G. Birney; Humphrey loves being the teacher’s pet, and when the kids in Room 26 talk about the jobs they want when they grow up, Humphrey is quick to help Miranda by being her magic assistant!

Featured in the Lucky catalog:

  • Snow Fight: A Warcraft Tale by Chris Metzen; Based on the fictional characters from the World of Warcraft video game,  this book follows the story of three friends and their encounter with the neighborhood bully.

Featured in 4th and 5th Grade catalog:

  • Whatever After: Sugar and Spice by Sarah Mlynowski; Jonah and Abby’s magic mirror drops them into a Hansel and Gretel story and have to find their way back home before the witch finds them.