ICYMI: First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - May 2017

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live on Friday to help parents and educators find some great reads through the Scholastic Reading Club May catalogs. This month, the Book Boys offered some “top picks “for kids 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!

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

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean; A Reading Club favorite! Pete the Cat is back as a pirate captain—in this book, he brings us on a fun, epic sea adventure.  

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog:

  • Let me Finish! by Minh Le; This little boy just wants to find a quiet place to be alone and read… the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But as the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own he realizes that maybe he should have listened to the animals after all.  

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • My weirdest School #7: Ms. Joni Is A Phony by Dan Gutman; In this seventh book in the new My Weirdest School series, it’s picture day at Ella Mentry School! This year, Mr. Klutz has hired a weird photographer, Ms. Joni. She keeps saying “fabulous,” and she wants to turn A.J. into a supermodel. But what happens when the Picture Day Zombie makes an appearance? Run for your lives! 

Featured in the 3rd Grade catalog:

  • Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton; An early graphic novel series; Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures.

Featured in the 4th and 5th Grade catalog:

  • Captain Underpants Movie Magic Pack by Dav Pilkey; A duo pack of the first and fourth epic novel from Dav Pilkey; the highly anticipated Captain Underpants movie was also inspired by these two books! 

Featured in the 4th Grade catalog:

  • Clayton Stone, Facing Off by Ena Jones; Clayton s new assignment for the Special Service means adopting a new identity indefinitely. He has to leave behind his friends and beloved lacrosse team to live as Max Carrington, a student at the Sydney Brown School, where the President s son Kyle is a seventh grader. But Clayton isn’t the only new kid at school and there’s something odd about his fellow outside. 

Featured in the 6th Grade catalog:

  • Wanted by Betsy Schow; In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood's daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur? Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52: No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though...they should be worried. 

Jamie’s Top Picks for May’s flyers include:

Featured in the Early Childhood catalog:

  • Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds; Bestselling creator of The Dot inspires readers of every age to find their own unique path to happiness. 

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Snow White and The 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali; *Editor’s pick* Snow White is on the run from an evil witch when she comes across some dwarfs in the forest. They agree to take her in and keep her safe if she will help them with their chores. She soon realizes she's taking on a lot more than she bargained for..

Featured in the 4th and 5th Grade catalog:

  • I Funny: School of Laughs by James Patterson; Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! 

Elliot’s Top Picks for April’s flyers include:

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog:

  • If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t! by Elise Parsley; The second book in the series that began with If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! is another uproarious cautionary tale about things that DON'T belong together

Featured in the 2nd and 3rd Grade catalog:

  • Shark School #4: The Boy Who Cried Shark by Davy Ocean; When Harry Hammer accidentally sounds the great white shark alarm a few times too many, he ends up in dangerous waters in this fourth Shark School (mis)adventure. 

Featured in the 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade catalog:

  • Trials of Apollo #2: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan; Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. 

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

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Puppy Pool Party! by Seth Casteel; A hilarious picture book from Underwater Dogs author and photographer Seth Casteel--just in time for summer!

Featured in the 6th Grade catalog:

  • Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill; The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Bo and a New York Times bestseller! – Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind.