First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - November 2016

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 November catalogs. The "Book Boys" offered some "top picks" 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 below or on the Scholastic Facebook page.


Here is a quick recap of their top picks:

Jamie’s top highlights for November flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog (front page):

  • The Ninjabread Man by C.J. Leigh; Illustrated by Chris Gall - This book is a great revisionist story to the classic tale. Be sure to check out the gingerbread man recipe at the end of the book!

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog (page 3):

  • Twintuition: Double Vision by Tia and Tamer Mowery – Actors from the hit series Sister, Sister introuduce a new book series about twins with special superpowers. 

Featured in the 4th Grade catalog (last page):

  • Rutabaga The Adventure Chef, Vol. 1 by Eric Colassal – This new graphic novel follows the adventures of a traveling chef who creates never-before-made creations. The artwork is outstanding and takes a unique "taste" on cooking (pun intended).

Max’s top highlights for November flyers include:

Featured in the Grade 1 catalog (page 2):

  • Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! by Aaron Blecha - A adorable bedtime story all about a grizzly bear desperately trying to find a place to go to hibernate. 

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog (page 2):

  • Judy Moody & Stink: The Wishbone Wish by Megan McDonald – A great book read for Thanksgiving and Judy and Stink get ready for the annualTurkey Trot. 

Featured in the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade catalog (front page):

  • Jingle by Gordon Korman– Griffin and his friends team up to volunteer at the Christmas extravaganza - only to be thrown into a holiday mystery.

Allister’s top highlights for November flyers include:

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog (front page):

  • The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen; illustrated by Dan Hanna –  This great holiday read teaches a great message how gifts should come from the heart: "A gift should be big...bright...and have meaning." 

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog (front page):

  • My Weirdest School #5: Miss Daisy is Still Crazy  by Dan Gutman. Miss Daisy is a substitute teacher  who takes her third graders into a day they will never forget - including a never-ending supply of bon bons! A really fun chapter book. 

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog (page 2):

Elliot’s top highlights for November flyers include:

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog (front page):

  • The Cookie Fiasco by Mo Willems –  Elephant & PIggie tell a story-in-a-story all about the importance of sharing. A great, funny read aloud. 

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Flat Stanely's Worldwide Adventure #13: The Mignight Ride of Flat Revere by Jeff Brown –  . This funny ficitional story helps kids get interested about Boston's colonial history. No need to worry about coming late into the series. This stand-alone story is a great way to teach kids about the American Revolutionary War

Featured in 2nd - 6th and Teens catalog:

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling; illustrated by Jim Kay - Revisit Hogwarts with stunning illustrations of the second book in the famous Harry Potter series. Check out beautiful images of the Fawkes the phoenix, the terrifying Basilisk and more.


Michael’s top highlights for November flyers include:

Featured in the Early Childhood catalog:

  • Over the River and through the Wood by Linda Ashman; illustrated by Kim Smith –  . Take a journey with this muliticultural family as their relatives from across the globe travel by plane, train - and even sleigh ride - to meet up for the holidays.

Featured in the 4th Grade catalog (back page):

  • Sealed with a Secret by Lisa Schroede.A girl named Phoebe finds a secret artififcat from World War II with a spell. It's a great way to introduce magical stories as kids learn all about London's history.

Featured in the 6th Grade catalog (back page):

  • Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre – As the protagonist fights to save her home from being condemned, she discovers her ancestors who have deep connection to the Civil War.