Presentation on theme: "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. -Maya Angelou."— Presentation transcript:
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. -Maya Angelou
Areas to Consider Early childhood Pre-K through 2 nd grade Elementary 2 nd through 4 th Upper Elementary through Middle 4 th through 8 th Teen or Young Adult (YA) 8 th through 12 th
Early Childhood Picture Books Some things never change Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, David Shannon, Harriet Ziefert, etc. Some things do change Picture book themes are constantly moving back and forth. Often similar stories are being retold with different language and style. More modern picture books are starting to have little to no words and are gaining popularity. These are wonderful for teaching inference.
New Titles A is for Musk Ox / Musk Ox Counts Wilfred Toads on Toast The Dark Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Blessing Cup That is Not a Good Idea Little Red Writing Moonday The Pet Project Battle Bunny
Themes for the Classroom Bluebird (wordless) Mr. Wuffles (wordless) Exclamation Point ! (use of punctuation) Boy who Loved Math; The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos (Math) The Invisible Boy (fitting in) Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (bullies) Day the Crayons Quit (art) Henri’s Scissors (art & art history) Tabby McTat; The Musical Cat (music)
Leveled Easy Readers Graphic reader style A new appearance of easy readers in a comic book style format. Reading level is comparable Style is engaging and different than the norm
Elementary Chapter books New line: Branches by Scholastic Newly independent readers ages 5-7 and kids who are ready to “cross over” from beginning readers but are not quite ready for traditional chapter books. Meets Common Core Standards Multiple stories and styles for the different reader
Our favorites The End of the Beginning-Avi Bink and Gollie-Kate DiCamillo Frankly Frannie-AJ Stern Dragonbreath-Ursula Vernon Geronimo Stilton & Thea Stilton-Elisabetta Dami (pseudonym) Ivy and Bean- Annie Barrows Never Girls-Kiki Thorpe
Upper Elementary and Middle More focus on not only “including” special needs characters, but making them the star of the story Wonder-R.J Palacio Paperboy-Vice Vawter Cameron and the Girls – Edward Averett The Bully Book –Eric Kahn Gale Counting by 7s –Holly Goldber Sloan Fat Angie (teen, 14+)-E. E Charlton-Trujillo This is a wonderful change for children’s literature and a long time coming.
New Middle Grade Favorites School for Good and Evil –Chainani Tangle of Knots-Graff The Ascendance Trilogy (the false prince, the runaway king, The Shadow Throne)-Nielsen The Lost Kingdom-Kirby Rump, the true story of Rumpelstiltskin –Shurtliff Pegasus-Ohearn When Did You Last See Her-Snicket Loki’s Wolves-Armstrong The Ability-Vaughan Fortunately the Milk- Gaiman Bad Unicorn-Clark
Young Adult (YA) 14+ The Ruining-Collomore Orleans-Smith All the Truth That’s in Me –Berry Just One Day/Just One Year-Forman Panic-Draper The Beautiful and the Cursed- Morgan Wide Awake-Smith Fangirl-Rowell Eleanor and Park –Rowell Where’d You Go Bernadette –Semple Perfect Ruin-Destefano Allegiant (Divergent Series)-Roth
Young Adult (YA) 14+ While the major dystopian literature series are nearing conclusion, Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Matched, and this fall, Divergent, we see no end in sight (pun intended) Mythical-love stories seem to still be on the uptake Love stories, realistic or mythical, will forever be popular with teens (and their moms!)
LGBT Literature LGBT Literature has become much more popular. Authors are not only including chapters who are of LGBT orientation but are also making them the stars of the stories. Openly Straight-Konigsberg Two Boys Kissing-Levithan Miseducation of Cameron Post-Danforth The Summer Prince-Johnson
Nonfiction Who Is… What Was… by Penguin Publishing Bios and information about great people and events in a small, illustrated, 48-50 page paperback Basher History U.S Presidents Let It Shine; stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters Dinosaurology Randalph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing Thrice Told Tales Boy on the Wooden Box The Animal Book (Steve Jenkins) Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas