Prek - 2nd grade Book of the Month
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
For the little kids who beg to stay up late, this book is for you! Pigeon really, really, really wants to stay up late, but, of course, the bus driver will not let him. The whole book is all the funny things Pigeon says to try to convince you to let him stay up late. This book really encourages the reader to respond, which is why it is a great children's’ read! I’m seventeen years old and I still enjoy reading them!
3rd - 5th grade Book of the Month
Barfing in the Backseat: How I Survived My Family Road Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Hank’s dad entered a crossword puzzle tournament, and decided to make a family road trip out of it. Hank gets to bring along two friends, Frankie and Katherine, which makes the time go by faster. The only problem is that he has a homework packet to finish before they get to their destination to be able to go to the roller-coaster park, but it gets lost along the way! It’s a disaster! Will Hank find it and be able to finish his packet? This book is full of twists and turns with humor at every corner.
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
This book is a classic junior high book. Sixth grader, Greg Heffley, is thrown into middle school where he gets to experience the “greatness” of it. He deals with bullies, weirdos, best friends and family in this first book of the series. There are drawings and comics on every page in the book. The book is set up as a diary, which makes it an easy read. This is a great book for any middle schooler that feels like middle school is more than they can handle!
9th - 12th grade Book of the Month
How Not to be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler
Maggie Dempsey has been moved all over the country by her second-generation hippie parents. She has left behind countless friends and even a boyfriend. This time, they’re moving to Austin, Texas, and this time she is going to approach the situation differently. She is going to dress as a mental patient, act weird, and do anything to prevent her from liking the new school and prevent people from liking her. She doesn’t want to be ripped from her sense of belonging again! Unfortunately for her, her plan doesn’t work.
Disclaimer: Although these are great books, please know that Mrs. Shipman only has one copy of these books in the library. Really, the point of the Book of the Month is to spark your interest in reading, so if the book isn’t in the library, it’ll be okay. Mrs. Shipman and I have come up with a way for you to get a book when the selected books are checked out. There will be a list of books that you can look through and find a book on your level.