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This Month's Featured Books


Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hind's captivating graphic novel interpretation of Shakespeares' classic story takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition

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The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower

By P.J. Lynch

Leaving the docks of London, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling over board on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers of the Pilgrim's lives in New England? Master artist P.J. Lynch brings a Mayflower voyager's story to vivid life.

Now I'm Reading

Wonder The #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder has inspired the Choose Kind anti-bullying initiative. Now learn how your classroom can become Certified Kind!


Lindbergh The Tale of a Flying Mouse
By Torben Kuhlmann

These are dark times for a small mouse. A new invention--the mechanical mousetrap--has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly! Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann's inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers--young and old--with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.


Dear Malala, We Stand With You
By Rosemary McCarney

This inspiring book is a letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world. Click here to download a free educators' guide!

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
By Paul Fleischman

Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit to uncover vested interests and falsehoods by vetting sources, following the money, and checking references in order to make informed decisions about what actions to take. “For high schools that assign one book for all students to read and discuss: This is the one.” – Kirkus, star review

A teacher guide and EyesWideOpenUpdates.com are available now!

Kindergarten Baby: a novel
By Cricket Rohman

Lindsey was the best kinder teacher in the southwest. The students, with all their hilarious classroom antics, kept her smiling. But this school year was different.  Readers who love fairy tales, dogs—the four-legged and the two-legged variety—young children, school, suspense and romance… will want to read this work of fiction. 

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POEMATICS: Learn, Understand, and Enjoy Elementary School Mathematics through Poetry
By Joseph A. Porzio

Mathematics: it's a word that creates fear, stirs anxiety, and builds stress in many students. Educators recognize the importance of learning more and more about the challenges facing students today in mathematics education.

How do we respond to this call for action for developing proficiency in mathematics? Based upon a lifelong career in education that began in 1965, author Joseph Porzio offers a time-honored approach to students, parents, and educators called Poematics. This collection offers a variety of mathematical poems designed to complement mathematical concepts and to ease the path to learning for students everywhere.

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Liar & Spy
Written by Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from Rebecca Stead, author of the Newbury Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Now in paperback-perfect for classrooms!

"As close to perfect as middle-grade novels come."- Publishers Weekly, Starred

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Written by David Almond

Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window. A blank notebook lies on the table. One night she begins to use it as a journal. As she writes, Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself, her thoughts and her dreams. This is the prequel to Skellig, a Michael L. Printz Award Winner that has been a classroom favorite for over a decade.

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Written by Patricia C. McKissack, Illustrated by Leo Dillon

Set in West Africa, here is a lyrical story-in-verse about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, which will remind children that their slave ancestors should never be forgotten, and that family is more important than anything else.

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