Mrs. C visits Bolingbrook schools throughout the year to give book talks to the students. The books below are her picks for the 2019–2020 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.
Check back every month for more great reading recommendations!
Ginny Goblin cannot have a monster for a pet, David Goodner, Cretaceous, Tadd Galusha, Stegothesaurus, Bridget Heos, The dinosaur expert, Margaret McNamara, We don’t eat our classmates, Ryan T Higgins, Mummies exposed, Kerrie Logan Hollihan, Perfectly Norman, Tom Percival, Macy McMillan and the rainbow goddess, Shari Green, The tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo, Dazzle ships, Chris Barton, Aru Shah and the end of time, Roshani Chokshi, The language of spells, Garret Weyr, Sleepy Bird, Jeremy Tankard, Real friends, Shannon Hale, Ming goes to school, Deirdre Sullivan, The great treehouse war, Lisa Graff, The day you begin, Jacqueline Woodson, The rabbit listened, Cori Doerrfeld, Pilu of the woods, Mai K Nguyen, Strega Nona, Tomie DePaola, The complete cookbook for young chefs : The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, America’s Test Kitchen, The forest feast for kids, colorful vegetarian recipes that are simple to make, Erin Gleeson, Saffron ice cream, Rashin Kheiriyeh, Thank you, Omu!, The little red cat who ran away from home and learned his ABC’s (the hard way) : Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s the Hard Way, Patrick McDonnell, Everyone loves Bacon, Kelly DiPucchio, A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord, Mo Willems, A big mooncake for Little Star, Grace Lin, Alma and how she got her name, Juana Martinez-Neal, Baby Monkey, private eye, Brian Selznick, The young chef, recipes and techniques for kids who love to cook, Mark Ainsworth, Twist it up, More than 60 delicious recipes from an inspiring young chef, Jack Witherspoon, The magic misfits, Neil Patrick Harris, One dead spy, the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America’s most famous spy, Nathan Hale, Marcus Vega doesn’t speak Spanish, Pablo Cartaya, The night diary, Veera Hiranandani, Stormy seas, stories of young boat refugees, Mary Beth Leatherdale, The little red fort, Brenda Maier, Yasmin the explorer, Saadia Faruqi, Do not lick this book, it’s full of germs, Idan Ben-Barak, Wishtree, Katherine Applegate, You go first, Erin Entrada Kelly, The gingerbread man loose in the school, Laura Murray, Snails are just my speed, Kevin McCloskey, Otto and Pio, Marianne Dubuc, Mighty Meg and the magical ring, Sammy Griffin, Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy, disco fever, Doug Savage, Ta-da, Kathy Ellen Davis, Lawrence in the fall, Matthew Farina, Two truths and a lie, Histories and mysteries, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Joan procter, dragon doctor, Patricia Valdez, Saving Fiona, Thane Maynard, The truth about bears, Maxwell Eaton, Beauty and the beak, Deborah Lee Rose, Lesser spotted animals, Martin Brown, Who wet my pants, Bob Shea, Dónde oso, Where bear, Sophy Henn, Knock knock, Tammi Sauer, Share your smile, Raina Telgemeier, Beyond words, Carl Safina, Running with wolves, Jim Dutcher, The Parker inheritance, Varian Johnson, The Westing game, Ellen Raskin, Tyrannosaurus rex vs Edna, the very first chicken, Douglas Rees, P is for pterodactyl, the worst alphabet book ever, all the letters that misbehave and make words nearly impossible to pronounce, Raj Haldar, Hungry hen, Richard Waring, Great now we’ve got barbarians, Jason Carter Eaton, Codzilla, David Zeltser, Dactyl Hill Squad, Daniel José Older, A mysterious egg, Stacy McAnulty, The Tea Dragon Festival, Katie O’Neill, Circus Mirandus, Cassie Beasley, The BFG, Roald Dahl, The witches, The paper bag princess, Robert N. Munsch, Who was Roald Dahl, True Kelley, What is rock and roll, Jim O’Connor, Where is Easter Island, Megan Stine, A Boy Called BAT, Elana K Arnold, Ban this book, Alan Gratz, Her right foot, Dave Eggers, I want a dog, Jon Agee, Alfie, the turtle that disappeared, Thyra Heder, I want a dog, Helga Bansch, Dog loves books, Louise Yates, You loves Ewe, Story Pictures and Wacky Wordplay, Cece Bell, Zombie in love, Kelly DiPucchio, Balto and the race against time, Helen Moss, Sparks, Ian Boothby, The spacedog cometh, Johnny Marciano, Prince of Underwhere, Bruce Hale, Archie takes flight, Wendy Mass, Walk two moons, Sharon Creech, The tiger rising, Kate DiCamillo