February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

We’re Moving to the School Library Journal Blog Network!

We are thrilled to announce that The Classroom Bookshelf is joining the School Library Journal Blog Network. SLJ is the world’s largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens. The SLJ blogs have long been some of our f…

Pax

Pax

Written by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Published in 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Grades 4-8

ISBN: 978-0-06-237701-2

Book Review

With eloquent prose and gripping plot development, Sara Pennypacker guides readers through a tumultuou…

Pax

Pax Written by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Jon Klassen Published in 2016 by Balzer + Bray Grades 4-8 ISBN: 978-0-06-237701-2 Book Review With eloquent prose and gripping plot development, Sara Pennypacker guides readers through a tumultuous and tender story about love, loyalty, grief, and the complex interdependence between humans and animals. Pax was a vulnerable […]

Booked

Booked Written by Kwame Alexander Published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Grades 4-8 ISBN: 978-0-544-57098-6 Book Review Newbery medal-winning author Kwame Alexander has another captivating and emotionally charged novel-in-verse in Booked. Nick Hall is an eighth grader who is both likable and relatable. He loves soccer, hanging with his best friend, and playing FIFA […]

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)

Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask
To Be in This Book)

Written by Julie Falatko and
Illustrated by Tim Miller

Published in 2016 by Viking

Grades preK-3

ISBN: 978-0-451-46945-8

Book
Review

According to the narrator, “Snappsy the alligat…