Introducing Four New Titles for Spring!

Read to Them is thrilled to share that four new titles have been added to our catalog and are available to order! While summer is at our doors, we hope that you enjoy diving into these titles in your next – or first-ever!- One School, One Book reading program. Check them out:

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner cover

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

Rip and Red are the kind of best friends with an elaborate walk-to-school routine and a twelve-step handshake. They may look different to outsiders: Rip, with his dreads and easy-going confidence; Red with his namesake red hair and decidedly not easy-going ways. But, together, they can face whatever comes their way, in the classroom or on the basketball court.

A Whole New Ballgame will give classrooms and families a chance to talk about adapting to change and supporting a friend – and the beauty of the Rick Barry-style underhanded free throw shot.  

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes book cover

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes

Beatrice, an award-winning “Upside Down Thinker,” and her best friend Lenny are thick as ninjas on a secret mission. But after a summer apart, Lenny returns to school different, with curled hair and without her ninja suit. Even worse, she is looking to make new right-side-up friends who aren’t interested in playground shenanigans. With some creativity and resilience, Beatrice turns third grade around and learns a thing or two about compromise and celebrating differences. Families will love looking at the world with the upside-down, outside the puzzle box perspective in this illustrated novel. 

A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga book cover

A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga 

Resilience is the scientifically advanced Mars rover who teaches you about interplanetary exploration while he steals your heart. He is programmed for observation, not emotions. But as he observes his human supporting cast –  who he terms “hazmats” – he incorporates loyalty, longing, and love into his code.

Jasmine Warga uses letters from Sophie, the daughter of the lead NASA scientist, to ground this decade-spanning, epic yet intimate tale. A Rover’s Story is a STEM-filled book that will engage your readers in questions about what constitutes a family, what makes us human, and where is home.  

Rescue at Lake Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson cover

Rescue at Lake Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson 

Twelve-year-old Madi, animal whisperer and junior rehabilitator, has pushed her parents to their limit. They lay down the law: no more wild animals. But when Madi and her friends find orphaned beaver kits, she just can’t turn away. Madi secretly cares for the babies while racing to find them a safe home. The situation becomes more serious when the town considers a bounty on beavers, viewing them as worthless pests. Madi, Aaron, and Jack put their heads together to engineer a solution that helps the town and saves the beavers. Terry Lynn Johnson’s page-turner will have families cheering for the kits and learning about the complexity of natural ecosystems.  

Which of these new titles are you most excited about exploring with your school? Which book(s) have you read?  Why would they make a good school-wide reading program selection?  Let us know in the comments – and happy reading!


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