Hottest Week 1 Books

A couple of weeks ago Mr. Schu posted the 8 most requested books during his first week of school click here.  I really enjoyed seeing what was hot in his library, so I figured I steal his idea.

I’m pretty sure that most of my students haven’t seen a graphic novel other than Diary of a Wimpy Kid before they get to my class, so you are going to see a lot of graphic novels on my list.

1. Babymouse Series-Jenni and Matthew Holm

This is my first year carrying Babymouse in the classroom, and I have been blown away by how popular the series had been. Currently, I have 5 different books in the series, and at least three students have managed to read all 5 the first week of school.

I need to find a good deal on a Babymouse Box Set.

2. Amulet- Kazu Kibuishi

We only have two copies of book 1 in our classroom library. I try like crazy to get my students to read this series in order, but they are just keep their hands off any copy that happens to make it to the library.

3. Sidekicks-Dan Santat

Kids flipped out when they saw this one in the Scholastic Book Order today.  This is an early favorite for a class book award at the end of the year.

4. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda/Darth Paper Strikes Back-Tom Angleberger

Most of my students attended my Darth Paper Party a couple of weeks ago, and have been very excited about reading both Origami Yoda and Darth Paper.  I am pretty much in love with everything Tom Angleberger, so I flipped out earlier this week when I saw it online.

5. Lunch Lady-Jarrett Krosoczka

The most exciting thing about Lunch Lady being a hit, is that I haven’t had a chance to talk up the series.  Students have discovered this one on their own.

Books I want to promote next week:

1. When Life gives you OJ-Erica Pearl

2. Frankie Pickle Series-Eric Wight

All my Frankie books, as well as OJ, spent the week with former students at the middle school.  Hopefully, I can get them back early next week.  I have a student reading Shiloh that I think would flip over When Life Gives you OJ?

Happy Reading!

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