ICMYI: Discover Back to School Favorites with the Book Boys!

By: Jamie Turak and Lizzie Powers - Scholastic Book Clubs

Welcome back to school!

The Book Boys were back in action today on Facebook Live, where they shared their favorite picks from the September flyers. In case you missed it, you can check out the live video on the Scholastic Facebook page:

 Here is a quick recap of their top picks!

Max’s Top Picks for May’s flyers include:

Featured in the Honeybee catalog:

  • Tinyville Town: I’m a Police Officer by Brian Biggs; Live a day in the life of a police officer as she serves the folks of Tinyville Town. This is the third board book in the collectible series, and has the vibes of A Busy World of Richard Scarry meets Sesame Street. Perfect for read-alouds and teaching children about community helpers.

Featured in the Seesaw catalog:

  • Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdownby Eric Litwin and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; From the creators of Pete the Cat, here comes Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown—NEW in paperback this month. Groovy Joe uses rhyme, song, and nifty math skills to figure out if there is enough room for extra doggies at his dance party. Want the song to go along? Find a free download on our website!

Featured in the Arrow catalog:

  • Bravelands #1: Broken Pride by Erin Hunter; This is a new series for fans of Spirit Animals, Wings of Fire, and Warriors (also by Erin Hunter). When peacefulness in the planes is disturbed, three very different animals must come together to survive.

Jamie’s Top Picks for September’s flyers include:

Featured in the Firefly catalog:

  • I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty; This young frog experiences an identity crisis—he does NOT want to be a frog! He wants to be a cat, a rabbit, or even an owl, but most definitely not a frog. With the help of his father, frog learns to accept himself as he is. This book is great for teachers to discuss self-acceptance with students.

Featured in the Lucky catalog:

  • The Diary of the Wimpy Kid #12: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney;Pre-order the latest installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kids series before October 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST for FREE delivery of your book to your school by the international release date—November 7, 2017.

Featured in the TAB catalog:

  • Refugee by Alan Gratz; Find this NEW historical fiction hardcover on the front cover of TAB. This refugee story spans three different time periods. A young Jewish boy flees Nazi Germany, a Cuban girl travels to America in the 1990s, and a Syrian boy seeks refuge from his war-torn country in 2015. If you are considering teaching about immigration or what it means to be a refugee, definitely check out this book!

Featured in the Teens catalog:

  • Solo by Kwame Alexander; Solo comes from the award-winning author of Crossover. Entirely written in verse, this story follows a young boy as he grapples with a strained relationship with his rock star father. As he searches for his own place in life, he discovers a family secret that takes him to Ghana to learn more about himself.

Allister’s Top Picks for September’s flyers include:

Featured in the TAB catalog:

  • The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol; The Apprentice Witch is a powerful redemption story about a girl training to become a witch. At first she doesn’t succeed, but she soon finds herself in a village with the power to defeat the evil monster. The Apprentice Witch shows readers that if you do your best, you can succeed—no matter the cards you’re dealt.

Featured in the Club Leo catalog:

  • Home / Hogar by Carson Ellis; This new title is a bilingual paperback by Caldecott Winner Carson Ellis. Read this story to learn about all the places people and animals call home. This beautifully illustrated book is a great choice for beginning Spanish speakers or students brushing up on vocabulary.

Don’t miss the announcement for the winners of the 2017 James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs classroom library sweepstakes here! 3,500 teachers will win $500 and 500 Bonus Points for their libraries.

Plus, tune in on September 26 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a sneak peak of the new Netflix series The Magic School Bus featuring Kate McKinnon.