A boy and his dad are growing a vegetable garden. Excellent read to introduce your kindergartener to the benefits of growing your own vegetable garden. Perfect for kindergarteners who are ready to read by themselves.
Title: Dear Dragon Goes to the Dentist
Author: Margaret Hillert
Visiting the dentist can be scary, but when you take your Dragon you can learn a few things to keep your teeth healthy. Hillert’s “Dear Dragon” series will surely engage your kindergartener while reassuring his reading and comprehension skills.
Title: The Education of Ivy Blake
Author: Ellen Airgood
Book Level: 4.8 AR Points: 7.0
Eleven-year-old Avy Blake loves to draw, write and make movies. However, her life has not been easy. Her dysfunctional mom has made it difficult for Avy to find the nurturing home she dreams about. But Avy is not alone. She finds support living with her friend, Pairie, and her family. All is well until Avy’s mom is back, asking for a second chance with her daughter. Will Avy finally find a loving and safe home with her mom? This is a story about resilience, hope and the ability to cope with adversity. For ages 10 and up.
Title: The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning
Author: Chris Colfer
Book Level: 5.8
AR Points: 19
Have you ever dreamed with a magical land inhabited by your most beloved fairy tale characters? Chris Colfer’s third book from his series "The Land of Stories" will take you there. In “A Grimm Warning” the Land of Stories is in danger as war is approaching. Queen Red, from the Red Riding Hood Kingdom, has lost her crown to Little Bo Peep, who is trying hard to hide her true intentions as a new queen. In this spectacular plot, siblings Conner and Alex will face fantastic adventures trying to defeat General Marquis and his Grande Armée. But remember, in this story everything is possible, and secrets can only be kept for so long as Little Bo Peep and the Mask Man know very well.
Title: El Deafo
Author: Cece Bell
Book Level: 2.7
AR Points: 2.0
Cece was four-years-old when she suffered from meningitis losing her hearing almost completely. This graphic novel biography tells us the story of a girl, who does not want to be considered different because she wears a hearing device. Cece goes to school and sleepover parties and enjoys most things girls her age enjoy. It is not easy being deaf, people talk loud at you or exaggerate their body language thinking that Cece will understand better. However this book is far from a drama. The amusing and delightful plot will surely entertain the reader while providing an insight into the world of a deaf person. For Cece it is not the ability to hear that matters, but the choices we make when we face a disability.