While i may be the creator of the Global Read Aloud, this project would be nothing without the amazing authors that give us such incredible books to share. So in case you need a handy reference guide for which books we are reading this year, here you.
This year’s author study is the incredible Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Her picture books have long enthralled all of my students and aIso I am so happy to have her and her genius be the focus this year. Remember, this is not just open to younger grades, anyone can do the author study! All images will link to the actual book on Amazon.
Ages 7 and up (or whichever age group you decide):
When I first read this book a few years ago, I wanted to shout hallelujah. We have such few books aimed at younger readers that have rich stories, yet are easy for young children to follow. This book promises to create great conversations around choices, family, and how much can change in a year. Click on the image to read reviews and purchase your copy.
Ages 9 and up (or whichever age group you decide):
I swear Lynda Mullaly Hunt wrote this book with making connections in mind. This book was a crowd favorite from the moment it was published. I cannot wait to see who a global audience reacts to FIT as we lovingly call it. Click the image to read reviews and purchase your copy.
Ages 12 and up (or whichever age group you decide)
L.S. Matthews, or Laura Dron, wrote an incredible book with Fish. I, in particular, cannot wait to make cross curriculum connections with students through this book. This will open our classroom up to conversations about humanity, kindness, and the choices we have to make and how they define us. Click on the image to read reviews and purchase your copy.
Ages 14 and up (or whichever age group you decide):
Yes, this book may have a swear word in its title, but please do not let that stop you from using it with students. This incredible story of what bullying can do to a person is one that is meant to be shared and discussed. I am so thankful that Meg Medina wrote this book.
There you have it, happy reading, happy connecting. We kick off October 5th!