Animals, Children, Picture Books

Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan

Grades K  – 2
Chicken Talk
Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan is a funny book about chickens who write messages to their farmers! At first the family is puzzled at who is writing the messages, and when the kids figure it out, they worry no one will believe them. Then the chickens become the talk of the town and people come from far and wide to see what the chickens’ next message will be. Find out for yourself in Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan!

Children

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino

Grades 3 – 6jilly p

Jilly thinks she knows everything, but when her little sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes that’s not quite true after all. Jilly loves fantasy novels, and connects with Derek, another fantasy fan, who also happens to be Deaf. She turns to Derek for advice so she can be a good sister to Emma. Through her friendship with Derek, Jilly learns that the world works differently for different people. 

 

Children, Independent Reading

Amira Can Catch, New Kid in School by Kevin Christofora

Ages 5 – 8

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Amira is the new kid in school after moving from her home in Syria over a year ago. She is shy, but is welcomed by her new classmate Nick and the All Star baseball team at school. They quickly learn that Amira has had a lot of practice throwing and catching a ball back home, so she is a great addition to the team. The book is a mix of current events as well as a fun baseball story that all kids will enjoy.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

Children

Sing Like Nobody’s Listening by Allison Gutknecht

Grades 5 – 7

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Seventh graders Wylie Tennyson and Jada Emmett have been friends for as long as anyone can remember. Jada decides to audition for the school musical, and Wylie wants to do the same, but her stage fright gets the better of her and she chickens out. Still yearning to sing, she decides to create an a capella group and enter in a singing competition sponsored by her favorite reality TV show, Non-Instrumental. Jada becomes jealous of the group and decides to start one of her own and enter the competition as well. Can the two friends work out their differences or be rivals for good? Read Sing Like Nobody’s Listening by Allison Gutknect to find out!