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Summer Reading Event
Introducing Our Summer Reading Event for Teachers!
We're hosting a special event in the store to introduce you to the newest books that will make great summer reads for your students, from K-12! Drop in on Sunday, April 17th between 2-4 p.m., or Tuesday, April 19th 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Check out our age-specific selections of the latest paperbacks, from picture books and readers up to young adult. All have been chosen by our Bookies genre specialists, who will be ready to talk about the books and make even more suggestions. And we'll have a special display on non-fiction books, presented by our historical and science specialists.


We'll focus on books that are out in paperback this year - but we'll also let you know about special hardbacks that should be on your list in the future, or even now. You'll leave the store brimming with great ideas for your reading lists and libraries!

Don't forget that we can also help by ordering books, so they are in the store and waiting for your students - just send us your reading list and we'll be ready! For more information on other ways we can help you with summer reading, call (303) 759-1117 and ask to speak to Anne. Or, if you already have your reading list ready, send it to anne@thebookies.com and let your parents know that they can get their books at The Bookies!  

Share the Event With Your Colleagues!  
Click here or on the image above to go to a pdf version that you can print out as a poster for your school noticeboards!  

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello_s Library
Start Here! The Bookies Top 10 Bestsellers from 2015 Summer Reading Lists - and Why!
 
1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein - a smart contemporary book that combines a thrilling adventure with puzzles and an homage to the wonder of libraries - ticks all the boxes for students and teachers! The follow-up, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, is out now - see below!

2. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson - summer reading lists tend to prefer paperbacks, but this, along with our #10 The Crossover, which was also only in hardback last year, proved too good for schools to resist - and from our sales numbers, students and parents felt the same about this stunning memoir in verse. Out in paperback in October!

El Deafo
3. El Deafo by Cece Bell - kids love graphic novels, but teachers and parents can be skeptical about their value. But this memoir of the author's struggle with deafness and exclusion appealed to adults and students.

4. & 5. - a tie! Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - the first 'classic' summer read to appear on our list - some books just never get old, and this is one of them. Wonder - by R. J. Palacio this beautiful book finally came out in paperback in summer 2015, in time for book lists. Its extraordinary hero and anti-bullying and kindness messages are powerful. The follow-up, Auggie & Me, is out now - see below!

6. The Giver by Lois Lowry - another Lowry perennial on summer reading lists.

All the Light We Cannot See
7. & 8. - also a tie! All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - an interesting one for school reading lists as it's an adult book. However, it doesn't appeared on many high school lists and was also boosted by a couple of schools choosing it as a 'one school, one book' selection. It's likely to feature again this year, particularly as it is coming out in paperback this summer.
Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - this came out just before last summer, but with a heroine struggling with dyslexia and struggling to fit in, it became an immediate middle school favorite. It will not come out in paperback until 2017, but, despite that, it's still likely to feature on many reading lists this summer.

9. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan - another contemporary book about a middle school outsider that has become very popular with schools.

10. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander - the book that proved not only can you get boys to read, you can get them to read in verse. Fast moving and exciting. The follow-up, Booked, is coming out in April - see below!

To Whet Your Appetite... Three New Books That Build on Last Year's Summer Reading Favorites!

Mr. Lemoncello_s LIbrary Olympics
by Chris Grabenstein
$16.99, Random House
Grades 3 - 7
Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from across America to compete in the first ever Library Olympics. But something suspicious is going on...books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello's library. Is someone trying to CENSOR what the kids are reading? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.


Auggie _ Me_ Three Wonder Stories
by R. J. Palacio
$16.99, Alfred A. Knopf
Grades 3 - 7

Previously only available in ebook, these three stories offer an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.


$16.99, Harcourt Brace
Grades 5 - 7

The Crossover defied the 'boys don't like poetry' myth, combining verse and basketball for a thrilling read that made your heart beat faster. Now it's soccer's turn! Soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage while twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate, Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian. Although both books are supposedly intended for middle schools, The Crossover was also a staple on high school reading lists and we anticipate the same for Booked.

While these three books will all be in hardback this summer, we'll have plenty of other new books to introduce to you at our Summer Reading Event - and most of them will be paperback!

Una última cosa...

Spanish Science 
We've got something new for Spanish speakers, and teachers - a brand new science series in Spanish. Capstone Publishing has translated many of their popular full-color books into Spanish (the translators are native Spanish speakers). Young readers will gather basic information about animals and insects through easy-to-read, simple text alongside colorful full-bleed photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Recommended for grades 3-7.