Teachers, librarians, and educators try their best to know when new titles are being released so they can ensure their readers are not bored. And now they have Common Core standards to consider. You should be their resource for new releases through your educator email.
Even though many books for young people are released each week, the educator email can be compiled and sent on a monthly rotation. In the newsletter, be sure to include any store events that would be appropriate for children and young adults, any book clubs that are meeting for specific age groups, and any potential author/school visits. And then, finally, talk about the books.
Forthcoming titles to talk about this week include:
- Oddfellows Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin. This is the paperback release from the author/illustrator of Dream Animals. (If you’re a fan, you might want to check out her Dream Animals original art sale today beginning at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific.) Oddfellows Orphanage is for grades 2 to 5.
- Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee. A retelling of the snow queen. Grades 3 – 7.
- A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller. Teen historical fiction: debutantes, art, romance. Grades 7 and up.
- Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Claudia Rueda. Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? (And expect a sequel for Christmas.) Grades P to K.
- Ten Eggs in a Nest by Marilyn Sadler, illustrated by Michael Fleming. Math concepts. Grades P to 2.
- Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder. A companion to Bigger than a Breadbox. Grades 3 to 7.
- And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard. Tragedy and new beginnings told in verse and prose. Grades 9 and up.
- Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Grades 8 and up.
- Avalon by Mindee Arnett. Good for teens interested in sci-fi. Grades 8 and up.