First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - March 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 March catalogs. This month, the Book Boys offered some “top picks” that feature smart, strong, brave characters for kids from Pre-K through middle school. As you saw in Mike’s post last week, our research shows both kids and parents want characters that are “smart, brave or strong” (35% among kids ages 6–17; 41% among parents), as well as a character who “faces challenges and overcome them.”

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 March’s flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang: Imagine a frog that can’t swim! This adorable frog needs your help to face his fears.
  • Click, Clack, Peep by Doreen Cronin: Trouble is hatching on the farm! The creators of Click, Clack, Moo have brought the perfect spring time book.
  • Splat the Cat and the Quick Chicks by Rob Scotton:  A simple, spring-themed, rhyming reader for children who are just beginning to read.

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd grade catalog:

  • Little Legends: The Great Troll Rescue by Tom Percival: Calling all adventure lovers! This book features all of the classic fairy tale characters like you’ve never seen them before. When Jack and his friends are kidnapped by the evil wicked witch, it’s up to Red to rescue them.
  • Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts by Tom Watson: If you haven’t met Stick Dog yet, check out this—his funniest book yet! This book is filled with hilarious illustrations that are sure to make donuts your next breakfast treat.

Featured in the 4th-6th grade catalog:

  • Swinging Sideways by Nanci Turner Stevenson:  A heartwarming story about two girls who forge a friendship and help each other untangle family secrets.
  • Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale:  This nonfiction graphic novel with beautiful illustrations explores the Underground Railroad and the life of Harriet Tubman.

 

Allister’s Top Picks for March’s flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • National Geographic: Farm Animals by National Geographic Kids:  Learn all about animals that live on the farm! The new “You Read, I Read” format from Nat Geo, encourages reading together, nonfiction reading and learning new vocabulary.

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd grade catalog:

  • Captain Pug: The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James: Cody, Miranda and Pug get in trouble and end up in the high seas. This book is jam packed with comical illustrations that really complement the story.

Featured in the 4th-6th grade catalog:

  • Goosebumps: Slappy Birthday to You by R.L. Stine: First book in brand new Goosebumps series featuring everyone’s favorite ventriloquist dummy, Slappy!
  • Soar by Joan Bauer: Just in time for spring training, a baseball story emerges about the world’s biggest baseball fan, Jeremiah. This story balances sports, tragedy, friendship and love, while also teaching the reader to never give up on their dreams.
  • The Playbook by Kwame Alexander: A book all about basketball filled with quotes, advice, photos, and rules to live by.

 

Elliott’s Top Picks for March’s flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes: From bestselling, award-winning author Kevin Henkes, celebrate the changing season with this wonderful read-aloud book.
  • The Night Before Class Picture Day by Natasha Wing: Remember Class Picture Day? This rhyming story gets you ready in a silly way!

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd grade catalog:

  • National Geographic: Living with Wolves by Jim Dutcher: Read the real-life account of a husband and a wife who actually lived with wolves. This book is packed with amazing photography that Nat Geo is famous for and speaks a little about animal conservation.
  • Echo, Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer: These poems are so unique! Each one can be read backwards or forwards to form two different poems! This book is perfect to celebrate Poetry Month that’s coming up in April.
  • Princess Ponies: The Lucky Horseshoe by Chloe Ryder: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a little magic and horses! Discover a brand new chapter book that is exclusive to Scholastic Reading Club.
  • Descendants: Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz: Are you excited for the Descendants 2 movie coming up this summer? Then you definitely need this book!