Welcome to Shelf Help, a quick look at new and noteworthy books to read with your BOOK IT! students. BOOK IT! wants to make it easy to keep up with literary trends and popular reads to keep your students interested.

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Bah! Humbug!

by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Bah! Humbug! is a modern day twist on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Harry Gruber is Scrooge in his school play, but his dad dashes out, missing his son’s performance and disappointing his family. Will Christmas cheer reign and dad have a change of heart?

Bah! Humbug!
The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains

The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains

by Annie Silvestro

Illustrations by Paola Zakimi

A sweet story about a pine tree and its life on a tree farm. The tree loved hearing the trains go by; they were her company along with the birds and squirrels on the farm. Until one day a family takes the tree to their home and the tree meets a little boy who also loves trains.

The Boy and the Giant

By David Litchfield

Read this delightful tale of acceptance. We may look different on the outside but inside us, we all just long to be appreciated and loved. Besides, having a giant as a friend can come in handy!

The Boy and the Giant
A Home in the Barn

A Home in the Barn

By Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney

A beautifully illustrated story of all the farm animals sharing the shelter of a big warm barn in the winter.