Whitaker Elementary News

Books-as-gifts: Recommendations from our media specialists

Posted on: December 7, 2016

FLSD is all in favor of including the gift of books in every holiday and birthday celebration! Here are book recommendations from our wonderful media specialists.

From Brent Media Specialist Lauren Martin, for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade:

  •  Press Here by Herve Tullet **A really fun, interactive book for all ages!**
  • The Thank You Book by Mo Willems **Elephant & Piggie books are always good for a laugh, and this will be the final book in the series!**
  • Beekle by Dan Santat
  • Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold **There's a new holiday one titled Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas**
  • Scaredy Squirrel series by Melanie Watt
  • National Geographic Little Kids series

A list of holiday books from Whitaker Media Specialist Douglas Dillon:

  • Jan Brett:  Wild Christmas Reindeer
  • Eve Bunting:  One Candle
  • Juwanda Ford: K Is for Kwanzaa
  • Eric Kimmel:  Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
  • Eric Kimmel:  Simon and the Bear: a Hanukkah Tale
  • Angela Shelf Medearis: Seven Spools of Thread: a Kwanzaa Story
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:  Shiloh Christmas
  • Barbara Robinson:  Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Cynthia Rylant:  Silver Packages
  • Dr. Seuss:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Chris Van Allsburg:  Polar Express
  • Sally Warner:  Ellray Jakes Rocks the Holidays
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder:  Little House Christmas

For titles for teens, check out Secondary Campus Media Specialist Lara Walker's book blog: http://finneytownlibraries.weebly.com/mshs-book-blog.