Shelf Help August 2019

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. This month we are featuring 3 fun summer reads.

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The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon

This is a playful read that shows us how to help our favorite curmudgeon become more loveable and enjoy the fun! It's also great for those of us who have a tendency toward being cantankerous ourselves to see the silly in our world.

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¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market is a fun bilingual book to read over and over. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé as they adventure through the busy local mercado. Intricate illustrations make this a perfect reread, and kids will find something new each time they pour over the pages.

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Summer of a Thousand Pies

This is an engaging story of a homeless 12-year-old girl named Cady who goes to live with her aunt, the owner of a struggling pie shop. During the summer-long process of baking 1,000 pies, Cady learns about herself, friendships, a family she never knew and how to help the pie shop find it’s sweet spot in the community.

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