Want to raise critical thinkers? Showing them — out loud — how you think critically is a good place to start.
Think of mythology as the building blocks for future literature studies — though, admittedly, they can be messy, complicated, ambiguous building blocks. This 52-week reading list is designed to cover a full year of mythology studies, and while it’s accessible for elementary students just diving into the wide world of literature, older students looking for a place to start a systematic comparative literature study may also find this a place to begin.
John Midas discovers that his new ability is kind of a curse when everything he touches turns to chocolate.
Logic lovers, reluctant readers, and everyone who loves a good puzzle will enjoy these short stories mysteries.
The earliest days of U.S. history come to life in this readaloud about the James Town settlement of 1607.
A lovely coming of age story about a girl who would grow up to become a key player in the civil rights movement.
The future Black Panther gets an early start on being a superhero when he's sent to middle school in the city of Chicago. A fun, fast-paced middle grades novel that will get you ready for the upcoming movie.
Naturalist John James Audubon's biography comes to life in this gorgeous graphic novel that's a must-read for every bird lover.
Sometimes you want a readaloud that's pure comfort read. The Children of Noisy Village is a good bet.
Happy Holidays! If you're looking for an excuse to snuggle up with a good book and your favorite people, here's a handy roundup of some of our favorite holiday readalouds.
In this funny, old-fashioned story, two Dalmatian parents set off to rescue their kidnapped puppies. It's so much more fun than the movie!
Here's a Thanksgiving readaloud that considers the Native American perspective in a thoughtful, family friendly way.
Tua and the Elephant is a fun adventure story that makes you feel like you've been transported to Thailand.
In this genuinely scary ghost story, Zoe must solve a 19th century death to save her ghostly friend.
In an alternate London, ghosts are on the rampage — and only squads of spirit-sensitive kids can stop them.
There’s plenty of spooky in this book, but what elevates it above the classic ghost story is its acknowledgment that the worst horrors can be the ones we keep inside ourselves.