Mrs. C visits Bolingbrook schools throughout the year to give book talks to the students. The books below are her picks for the 2018–2019 school year. If you see something you like, click the item’s picture to find it on our shelves. You can also click the month’s heading to view the full list, including Lexile scores and recommended grade level.
Check back every month for more great reading recommendations!
Monarch, Bluestem, Pigs From 1 to 10, Arthur Geisert, Square, Mac Barnett, AlphaBest, Helaine Becker, Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers, The Alien Next Door, A. I. Newton, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, Andres Miedoso, Geronimo Stilton, Jabari Jumps, Gaia Cornwall, We Are Growing, Laurie Keller, I Dissent, Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes her Mark, Deby Levy, Aminas Voice, Hena Khan, Fish in A Tree, Lynda M. Hunt, Creepy pair of underwear, Aaron Reynolds, The Night Gardener, Terry Fan, The city of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau, Funny bones, Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, Duncan Tonatiuh, A tangle of knots, Lisa Graff, Don’t read this book before bed : thrills, chills, and hauntingly true stories, Anna Claybourne, Ghosts, John Guy, Stanley Hotel, Denny Von Finn, You wouldn’t want to be a Salem witch, bizarre accusations you’d rather not face, Jim Pipe, Are you scared, Darth Vader, Adam Rex, Big Bunny, Rowboat Watkins, Bob, Wendy Mass, Ghost dog secrets, Peg Kehret, The house with a clock in its walls, John Bellairs, The school is alive, Jack Chabert, What a doll, P. J. Night, Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, Bob, not Bob, To Be Read As Though You Have the Worst Cold Ever, The water princess, Susan Verde, The marigold mess, Jacqueline Jules, Dragons and marshmallows, Asia Citro, Project Mulberry, Linda Sue Park, What was the Great Chicago Fire, Janet B. Pascal, Wish, Barbara O’Connor, Eyewitness fossil, Paul D. Taylor, Show me rocks and minerals, Patricia Wooster, Ben Franklin’s in my bathroom, Candace Fleming, Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, Armand Baltazar, Dinosaur empire, Dinosaur Empire, Abby Howard, I got a chicken for my birthday, Laura Gehl, The itchy book, Mo Willems, Northstars, Welcome to Snowville, Jim Shelley, After the fall, How Humpty Dumpty got back up again, Dan Santat, Different pond, Bao Phi, Counting Thyme, Melanie Conklin, Ms. Bixby’s last day, John David Anderson, Secret subway, Shana Corey, Dragon legends, Matt Doeden, Dragons, Charlotte Guillain, Dragons and mythical creatures, Magic Tree House 55, Night of the Ninth Dragon, Mary Pope Osborne, Dragons in mythology, Matt Doeden, Sons of the Dragon King, Ed Young, Dash of trouble, Anna Meriano, Dragon slayer, Jaime Hernandez, Dragon slippers, Jessica Day George, Dragons love tacos 2, Adam Rubin, Merhorses and bubbles, Asia Citro, Paper bag princess, Robert N. Munsch, Tea Dragon Society, Katie O’Neill, We found a hat, Jon Klassen, Coyote moon, Maria Gianferrari, Infamous Ratsos, Kara LaReau, Stay, Kate Klise, Tooth by tooth, comparing fangs, tusks, and chompers, Sara Levine, Ada’s violin, Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, Susan Hood, Diamond Willow, Helen Frost, Moo, Sharon Creech, Animal heroes, true rescue stories, Sandra Markle, It’s a dog’s life, how man’s best friend sees, hears, and smells the world, Susan E. Goodman, Stubby the dog soldier, World War I hero, B. A. Hoena, Cat wishes, Calista Brill, Floaty, John Himmelman, I am not a chair, Ross Burach, octopuppy, Martin McKenna, Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere, Elise Gravel, Stubby, Kate Klimo, The last, Katherine Applegate