In this chilly weather, the Book Boys are dreaming of spring—and fortunately, the March flyers are blooming with fresh, exciting books to help them through! Here are some of their favorite picks for teachers and students.
Looking for other ways to stay engaged this season? Don’t miss the many great contests on Scholastic Book Clubs right now. Check out the full list here to discover what fun contests await you and your students—and what amazing prizes you could win!
MARCH FLYER PICKS
Featured in Honeybee:
Five Little Speckled Frogs
Based on the classic nursery rhyme, new readers are sure to love this touchable board book featuring five adorable frogs! As each frog jumps into the pond, readers will learn to count and sing along.
Featured in Inchworm:
The Library Book by Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink, based on the song by Tom Chapin
Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin, one adventurous reader takes a trip to the local library to find a new book. It’s a fun, exciting celebration of reading, libraries, and, of course, books!
Featured in Firefly:
I Don’t Want to Be Big by Dev Petty, illustrated by Mike Boldt
Frog is back in another fun and charming coming-of-age story. Kids will surely relate to Frog’s hesitation to get bigger and older in this wry, humorous classroom read-aloud.
Featured in Seesaw:
The Magician’s Hat by Malcom Mitchell, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
In a colorful picture book created by Super Bowl champion Malcolm Mitchell, a magician shows kids the real magic of books—and how reading can make their dreams come true!
Featured in Lucky:
Captain Awesome and the Easter Egg Bandit by Stan Kirby, illustrated by George O’Connor
When Easter eggs are stolen right from Eugene’s classroom, Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad are on the case! Early readers will love this seasonal and action-packed illustrated chapter book.
Featured in Arrow:
Supergifted by Gordon Korman
In this funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted, kid-favorite author Gordon Korman offers a clever and thoughtful school story that challenges our ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity.
Featured in TAB:
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Candice finds a letter addressed to her grandmother that sends her on a journey to solve a puzzle of Lambert, South Carolina’s history. This historical thriller explores social tension and injustice in 1950s America in the form of a multigenerational family mystery.
Featured in TEENS:
Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith
Before he was the Black Panther, T’Challa was a transfer student at South Side Middle School in Chicago. For kids who can’t get enough Black Panther, this junior novel prequel to the hit movie is sure to hit the spot!
Featured in Club Leo:
Amigo by Carlos Zamora
This vibrant friendship story stars two roosters who bond over one of the most popular sports of all time: soccer. Readers will learn simple Spanish words with the bilingual text!
Featured in Spring Gift:
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
Have a mystery that needs solving? Baby Monkey is on the case! In a unique blend of picture book, early reader, and graphic novel, these funny adventures are ideal for emerging readers or for sharing aloud.
Unimaginary Friend Art Contest
In The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Beekle goes on a quest to become a child’s imaginary friend. What would your imaginary friend look like? Draw it, name it, and describe what makes your friend so special for a chance to win!
Grand Prize: Classroom visit from Dan Santat, a class set of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, and $50 worth of art supplies to take home
10 Runners-Up: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and $50 worth of art supplies to take home
Deadline: March 21, 2018
Are you ready for poetry month? This April, write a haiku about something that matters to you for a chance to be featured online!
10 Winners: Work featured online, and a Poet’s Tool Kit
Deadline: April 13, 2018
Shakespeare Quote Contest
The one and only William Shakespeare’s birthday is just around the corner! Celebrate by sending in your favorite Shakespeare quote and a paragraph describing what you think it means.
Grand Prize: Classroom set of The Shakespeare Book, plus two complete Shakespeare libraries
10 Runners-Up: The Shakespeare Book
Deadline: April 13, 2018