Books read during our first week back at school

There were so many wonderful books that I read over the summer and was eager to share with students. Below is a short list of the titles that really captured and engaged them on their first week back at school.

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex


Not only do we have to get ready for school, but imagine if a school came to life and had to understand what it’s like to begin that very important first day of school.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña


The winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal, this is a wonderful book to share about the power of positivity,  diversity, and treating everyone with kindness.

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Ada Marie is endlessly curious and wants to learn more about the world around her. A great tie-in for our new D-Lab and all the creations soon to be undertaken, students recognized characters from Beaty’s other titles (Ida Peck, architect. Rosie Revere, engineer).

Dear Dragon by Josh Funk
dragonBack in the days when people wrote letters and mailed them out by hand, there was something known as “pen pals.” In this book, our pen pals write to each other in rhyme AND discover something unusual about each other.

How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett

Written when a student asked the author how a book was made, this book provides a great in-depth look at the book creation process (idea, collaboration, printing, shipping, reading) and has students separate fact from fiction.

Pink is For Blobfish by Jess Keating


A wonderful non-fiction title that shows a world of PINK animals, you’ll be amazed at some of the creatures that sport pink in nature.