Life According to Og the Frog

Life According to Og the Frog - Betty G Birney

The first spinoff to Betty Birney’s Humphrey series – one that has been wildly popular with Read to Them schools and families. Let’s let Humphrey tell you about it… Hey, there. So nice to see you all! All I can say is SQUEAK-SQUEAK-SQUEAK. It just makes me so happy to see so many of you … Read more

Summer According to Humphrey

Summer According to Humphrey - Betty G Birney

Humphrey is back in his 6th Betty Birney adventure and Read to Them is proud to offer it as another recommended Humphrey title – along with a complete suite of of activities, trivia questions, and assembly ideas. Readers have asked for more Humphrey, so we’re happy to keep ‘em coming. Schools continue to impress with fantastic … Read more

Friendship According to Humphrey

Friendship According to Humphrey - Betty G Birney

Read to Them schools can’t get enough of Humphrey the hamster, everyone’s favorite classroom pet. The diminutive psychologist manages to charm families and befriend students and school staff alike. He seeks and learns life lessons and imparts his newfound wisdom to children and adults, students and families, at Longfellow School and at your school, too. In Friendship … Read more

The World According to Humphrey

The World According to Humphrey - Betty G Birney

By popular demand! The simple, accessible, wonderful, endearing story of the humble hamster – Humphrey. With his common sense and aggressive nose for right and wrong, Humphrey turns the world of those he meets upside down – for the better! Fresh from the Pet-O-Rama, Humphrey is initially a reluctant member of Room 26 at Longfellow … Read more

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Poppers Penguins - Florence and Richard Atwater

An old chestnut and winner of a Newbery Honor in 1939. But just as intriguing for its age. If your school is looking for a book that escapes the challenges of the 21st century and returns readers to a nostalgic time, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is such a book. First published during the Depression – it is miraculously still … Read more

Bat and the Waiting Game

Bat and the Waiting Game - Elana K Arnold

“Janie is a social butterfly. And I am a social frog.” That is Bat, talking to his mom. Yes…that Bat! Bat and Thor are back! The lovable characters from Elana K. Arnold’s A Boy Called Bat return in the second book in the series as Bat stumbles his way through learning what it takes to … Read more

A Boy Called Bat

A Boy Called Bat - Elana K Arnold

A Boy Called Bat is a sweet story about a boy who wants to care for a baby skunk, a novel that will sneak up on student and adult readers alike. Bixby Alexander Tam (BAT) may seem like no ordinary boy, but he will share characteristics with plenty of other student readers – interests, preferences … Read more

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

Stella Dias has Something to Say - Angela Dominguez

“You know, Stella, someone can only make you feel bad if you let them. It’s just words.” The school year is off to a rocky start for Stella, a third grader working hard to find her way. While she is smart and creative, her quiet nature draws the wrath of the class bully. Stella’s mother … Read more

Saving Winslow

Saving Winslow - Sharon Creech

“Louie had not had the best luck nurturing creatures.” Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech shares a heartfelt story about loving big despite the risks. When Louie’s father brings home a sickly newborn donkey from Uncle Pete’s farm, Louie is determined to save the “pitiful-looking” creature he names Winslow, even though he hasn’t had such great … Read more

Cody Harmon, King of Pets

Cody Harmon King of Pets - Claudia Mills

“Next week is our first-ever Franklin School pet show!” This is great news for Cody Harmon, who truly is the King of Pets. He has nine pets he could potentially showcase – two dogs, two cats, three chickens, a rooster, and a pig. Which to choose!? But for all the kids in Cody’s class who … Read more

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle

JD. and the Great Barber Battle - J. Dillard

“I knew what it felt like to want to be the best at something.” J. Dillard’s debut book will have readers laughing, learning, fist-pumping, and page-flipping as they get to know young J.D. He wears his hair in cornrows. Now it’s time for his first real haircut… J.D. doesn’t have a cool dad to cut … Read more

Aven Green Baking Machine

Aven Green Baking Machine - Dusti Bowling

But you know what’s one thing that’s definitely not required for being an expert baker? Having arms. That’s what.  Aven Green Baking Machine introduces us to eight-year-old Aven who is not only an expert baker, but she’s also a smart, wry kid learning to navigate life with the help of her friends, her family, and … Read more