With the upcoming summer vacation soon arriving, the Teacher Librarians and their assistants from all three divisions (Early Childhood Center, Elementary School, and Secondary School) kindly provided reading recommendations and tips for all our students. Indeed, they know it is quite important for students (and adults!) to continue to read throughout the days to maintain and improve their reading skills. Please read further for their great advice and messages!
Grade 1: "Penguin" by Polly Dunbar
A quirky new tale from a rising talent — in which a bossy little boy receives a surprising comeuppance.
When Ben rips open his present, he finds a penguin inside. "Hello, Penguin!" he says. "What shall we play?" But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, sings a funny song, does a dizzy dance, stands on his head, sticks out his tongue, and resorts to increasingly rude and drastic measures, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something — or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say? Fresh, spare illustrations bring whimsy to this wonderful tale, in which a silent Penguin turns marvelously eloquent and a little boy finally gets his heart's desire. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1407442.Penguin)
Author website: http://www.pollydunbar.com
Grade 2: 'Rise of the Balloon Goons' by Troy Cummings
Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons--unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters!
At present there are 13 books in this series.
Author website: http://www.troycummings.net
Grade 3: 'Eerie Elementary #1: The School is Alive!' by Jack Chabert
Eerie Elementary is one scary school!
In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Book Series Website: http://www.maxbrallier.com/series-eerie-elementary
Grade 4: 'Story Thieves' by James Riley
Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world's homework and chores.
But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany's half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character.
Bethany can't let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal: All she has to do is take him into a book in Owen's favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and he'll never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father...
...Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethany's secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoot's final (very final) adventure. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22546584-story-thieves...)
At present there are 5 books in this series.
Author website: http://www.jamesrileyauthor.com/
Grade 5: 'The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones' by Will Mabbitt
Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nose and EATEN IT? Have you ever picked your nose, eaten it, and, by doing so, opened a portal to a world run by PIRATES?
Mabel Jones has.
Kidnapped, Mabel is forced to serve aboard The Feroshus Maggot with the strangest crew you'll ever meet. And the captain—an odious wolf named Idryss Ebenezer Split—won't let her go until she helps the pirates uncover the treasure they seek.
Mabel's voyage takes her across the Greasy Pole of Certain Death, into the belly of a whale, and underground to a decrepit crypt. And she does it all...in pajamas!
You are promised a most unlikely adventure.
At present there are 3 books in this series.
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Provided By: Mr. Matthew Richmond, Teacher Librarian