First look flyers: Scholastic Reading Club - September 2016

Michael Barrett  //  Sep 1, 2016

First look flyers: Scholastic Reading Club - September 2016

Scholastic Reading Club editors hosted their first-ever “Flyer First Look” Facebook Live event, offering educators and parents a ‘sneak peek’ into this month’s September flyers. In case you missed it, go to our Scholastic Facebook page for their top picks. Facebook Live VIDEO: 

Here is a quick recap from this month’s flyers.

Laura Demoreuille

Laura is the Scholastic Reading Club editor for babies through 1st Grade (includes Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 1st Graders, Baby Boutique, Honeybee, Inchworm and SeeSaw). She has been with Scholastic for 11 years and says the favorite part of her job is, “Monday morning read-alouds with my team. We take turns sharing new ‘picture book discoveries’ – and there are always a lot of laughs.” She loves finding picture books that speak on an emotional level that any young child can connect with and understand. Her favorite childhood book growing-up was “The Little House” by Virginia Lee Burton.

Her top highlights for September flyers include:

Featured in the Early Childhood catalog:

  • Wild Feelings by David Milgrim –  a preschool-perfect book about everyday feelings.
  • Begin to build your classroom (or home library) with the “Best of Early Childhood Pack” on the cover of your Early Childhood catalog. It has a variety of titles for all children.

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Groovy Joe by Eric Litwin; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. It’s the perfect rhyming read-aloud that teaches kids about sharing
  • Don’t forget to check out our “Guided Reading Picks” on page 5 of the Kindergarten catalog.

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog:

  • Are Pirates Polite? By Corinne Demas and Artemis Roherig; illustrated by David Catow – a silly story that teaches kids about manners.
  • Be sure to check out the “Awesome Science” section as well on page 3 as 1st Graders love nonfiction!


Shelly Veehoff

Shelly is the Scholastic Reading Club editor for elementary school students 2nd – 3rd grade (includes 2nd Graders, 3rd Graders, Lucky, as well as special edition catalogs). She has been with Scholastic for 27 years and says the favorite part of her job is, “finding new chapter books that I know all kids will enjoy.” She loves seeing second and third graders begin to develop independent reading skills and discover the power and joy of reading when they begin to choose their own books to read for fun. Her favorite childhood book was “The Story of Barbar: The Little Elephant” by Jean De Brunhoff.

Her top highlights for September flyers include:

Featured in the 2nd Graders catalog:

  • Magic Tree House: Night of the Ninth Dragon by Mary Pope Osborne is the 55th book in the Magic Tree House series, and the 27th Merlin Mission. The language and visual imagery the author uses is amazing.
  • Lego Nonfiction “Deep Dive.” We are publishing a new line of nonfiction books featuring Lego characters, which covers a range of special topics.
  • Check out Dr. Kitty Cat: Daisy the Kitten by Jane Clarke in this month’s ‘Animal of the Month’ feature. Each book in the series explores what happens when you need to visit the doctor or the dentist, and should put young readers’ minds at ease when they find themselves in similar situations.

Featured in 3rd Graders catalog:

  • Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man is the creation of 4th graders George and Harold who have come up with four short stories. This is must-read for 2nd and 3rd-graders who love to laugh, and it’s bound to have great appeal for reluctant readers.
  • Who Would Win? Triceratops vs. Spinosaurs? is latest battle in the popular Who Would Win? series by Jerry Pallotta. The author compares things such as speed, size, and armor to determine who has the best chance of winning a battle. A checklist at the back of the book invites readers to sort through what they’ve learned in order to pick the victor.
  • Check out Boo La La by Rebecca Gomez. It’s great to get into the spirit of the Halloween season. It’s exclusive to Scholastic Reading Clubs and will appeal to fans of Rainbow Magic.


Ann Marie Wong

Ann Marie is the Scholastic Reading Club editor for students in grades 4 through high school (includes 4th Graders, 5th Graders, 6th Graders, Arrow, TAB as well as special edition catalogs). She has been with Scholastic for 12 years and says the favorite part of her job is, “our weekly novels meeting, in which my team gets together to discuss the books we read that week.” She loves seeing middle school and teens discover an emotional connection to a specific genre – whether it’s realistic or fantastical illustrated or told in verse – as long as kids feel a connection to the characters and are invested in the story’s journey.

Her top highlights for September flyers include:

Featured in the 4th Graders catalog

  • I Survived: The Eruption of Mount St. Helen’s, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis. This thrilling new title from the bestselling I Survived series features something for everyone – from nonfiction fans to that burgeoning scientist.
  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. This gorgeous and sensitive new graphic novel explores a range of themes surrounding a “Dia de Los Muertos” celebration.

Featured in the 5th Graders catalog

  • Secrets of Selkie Bay by Shelley Thomas. It’s a lovely and lyrical family story, full of Irish folklore, that we feature in our new “Books with Heart” section of the flyer
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Return to the wizarding world in this 8th Harry Potter story set 19 years later after the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Enjoy the script book to the now sold-out London play.


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