ICYMI: First look flyer: Scholastic Reading Club - June 2017

The Scholastic Reading Club “Book Boys” hosted our monthly "First Look Flyer” Facebook Live on Wednesday to help parents and educators find some great reads through the Scholastic Reading Club June catalogs. This month, the Book Boys offered some “top picks “for kids from Pre-K through middle school.

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 June’s flyers include:

Featured in the Early Childhood catalog:

  • Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis; In this comforting story designed to put worries about going to kindergarten to rest, Dexter is not scared to go to big-kid school. Not even a little bit. But he can't help it if his stuffed toy dog, Rufus, is terrified! What can he tell Rufus to help him calm down? Luckily, Dexter has a big sister who knows everything about kindergarten and helps both the toy and her little brother realize that kindergarten rocks!

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Nancy Drew Clue Book #1: Pool Party Puzzler by Carolyn Keene; Snooty Deidre Shannon writes in her blog "Dishing with Deidre" that since eight is half of sixteen, she's entitled to a Super Sweet Half-Sixteen party this year! And since the Shannons have a pool, she has decided to make mermaids her theme. Nancy, Bess, and George are invited to the big bash, where all party guests must dress in under-the-sea–themed costumes.

Featured in the 5th Grade catalog:

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie: Wacky Word Wedgies and Flushable Fill-Ins by Howie Dewin; Filled with action-packed comic panels, clever humor that appeals to kids of all ages, and gloriously over-the-top fight scenes, these books have gained a fiercely loyal following. The illustrations help kids combine visual and textual information to deepen their understanding of what's happening, and the endlessly inventive main characters are sure to inspire readers to use their own imaginations and creativity. Dav Pilkey's keen sense of kid logic and his no-holds-barred humor guarantee a fun and funny reading experience every time.

Featured in the 4th Grade catalog:

  • American Girl®: Tenney Shares the Stage by Kellen Hertz; Tenney and Logan are a harmonious match onstage, but behind the scenes, they are totally out of tune. Tenney has signed a recording contract and is ready to make the album of her dreams…she just wishes she didn't have to do it with moody Logan Everett. They're supposed to be songwriting partners, but Logan doesn't even seem to be trying.

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

Featured in the 1st Grade catalog:

  • Going Places by Peter H. Reynolds , Paul A. Reynolds; This inspiring celebration of creative spirit and thinking outside the box—both figuratively and literally—is ideal for early learners, recent grads, and everyone in between.

Featured in the 2nd Grade catalog:

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie: Official Handbook by Kate Howard; The Movie Handbook is the official guide to: George and Harold, the amazing Captain Underpants, mean old Mr. Krupp, Professor P. Poopypants, plus Melvin Sneedly, lunch lady Edith, the Hypno-Ring, the Turbo Toilet 2000, a pullout poster, and much, much more!

Featured in the Lucky catalog:

  • Jungle Survival Handbook by Miles Kelly; This handy guide explores the thickest rain forests and educates intrepid kids about the naturally hot, steamy conditions of the jungle and how to overcome its deadly challenges. With six sections from "Get ready" to "Get moving," Jungle Survival Handbook teaches readers everything about being lost in a humid and never-ending expanse of forest, including how to avoid vicious beasts and poisonous bugs, find drinkable water, build a shelter, and navigate their way back to civilization.

Featured in the 5th Grade catalog:

  • Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry; Newbery Medal winner and only one dollar this month! Fifteen-year-old Mafatu is the son of a brave and noble king. But he himself isn't brave. In fact, on his Polynesian island of Hikueru, he is known as the Boy Who Was Afraid. Afraid of what? The seas that surround his island. Readers will find it easy to relate to the many emotional turns of this fast-moving and descriptive tale.

Elliott’s Top Picks for June’s flyers include:

Featured in the Early Childhood catalog:

  • Summer Wonders by Bob Raczka illustrated by Judy Stead; Dive into summertime activities with a cheerful boy and his friends! This book celebrates all things summer, from playing at the park to swimming in the pool to catching fireflies. Children will delight in the rhymes that capture summertime fun—only one dollar this month!

Featured in the 5th Grade catalog:

  • Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers! by Brandon T. Snider and Kent Clark; Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers is the first in a new chapter book series of exciting stories about a young boy who has the worst superpower ever. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun, but the charm can be found in the heartfelt message about the power of family, friends, and having confidence.

Featured in the 4th Grade catalog:

  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen; Brian is on a tiny plane, off to visit his father, when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian crash-lands and manages to survive, but he is now stranded in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. His only tools of survival are a torn jacket and a small hatchet. A Newbery Honor Book, this beautifully written story is full of riveting surprises and will keep readers on the edge of their seats—only one dollar this month!

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

Featured in the Kindergarten catalog:

  • Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale by Rob Scotton; Splat is excited because his grandfather told him that he'd be able to hear the sea if he put a seashell up to his ear. Splat is determined to discover a shell like that to bring back for his grandfather. But as hard as he looks on the beach, all he can find is broken shells. That is, until he gets some help from a new friend—a whale.

Featured in the Lucky catalog:

  • The Ultimate Book of Randomly Awesome Facts by Penelope Arlon; This is a book of best-ever lists, with a completely different look and feel to reflect today's digital world. The lists cover topics from science and technology to history and pop culture, and every one of them has a hook. The information appears random, like it's from an Internet search. But in-depth research provides the book with the most important, most engaging, most up-to-the-minute facts.

Featured in the 6th Grade catalog:

  • Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential by Rick Riordan; Get the scoop on Camp Half-Blood. What's inside the freaky Big House attic? Why did Annabeth design tiny homes for the gods—and how did she get away alive? Percy spills all!