Shelf Help May 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.

Looking for new books for your classroom? First Book eligible educators can find many amazing books at reduced prices from the First Book Marketplace. The first 100 educators at eligible schools can use code May19ShelfHelp at check out for $25 to spend on books.


Jack (Not Jackie)

This book shows how different doesn’t mean wrong and the most important gift a family can give their child is love, acceptance and unconditional support regardless of their gender identity.

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We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Super adorable and a great read-a-loud book about Penelope the T-Rex, who overcomes her innate desire to eat her delicious classmates and finds a way to make friends with them instead. 

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The Neighbors

Translated by Annette Appel. Readers will be amazed and delighted as a young girl imagines what goes on behind the doors of her neighbor’s apartments. Who knew an old explorer and his pet tiger, an acrobat, a pirate and many more, all live in the same apartment building?

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