Book of the Day Archive

November 16, 2018

Designing the creatures was only the first step. There was still the monumental task of building them.

Topics: Adventure, Boys, Girls, No Controversial Bits, Novel, Science Fiction/Dystopia
Grades: 10, 11

November 15, 2018

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

Topics: Adventure, Boys, Classics, Fantasy / Magic / Myth, No Controversial Bits, Novel
Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

November 9, 2018

They were children themselves, my mother and father, when they started having children in 1967 on the border of South Texas.

Topics: American Experience, Biography, Coming of Age, Family, Girls, Immigrants, Latin / Caribbean, Memoir, Nonfiction
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

November 8, 2018

This book attempts to provide a short history of everybody for the last 130,000 years. The question motivating the books is: why did history unfold differently on different continents?

Topics: Ecology and Nature, Nonfiction, Science and Tech
Grades: 11, 12

November 2, 2018

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

Topics: American Experience, Boys, Classics, Coming of Age, Family, Novel, Real Life Fiction, Sports
Grades: 10, 11, 12

November 1, 2018

Nya is going to the pond to fetch water for her family, there and back, twice.

Topics: Africa, Girls, No Controversial Bits, Novel
Grades: 7

October 26, 2018

Until he was four years old James Henry Trotter had had a happy life.

Topics: Boys, Chapter Book (1st-6th), Family, Friends or Not?, Girls, Humor, No Controversial Bits, Novel, Real Life Fiction
Grades: 4, 5

October 25, 2018

At the first gesture of morning, flies began stirring. Inman’s eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their wings and the touch of their feet were soon more potent than a yardful of roosters in rousing a man to wake.

Topics: American Experience, Boys, Family, Historical, No Controversial Bits, Novel, Real Life Fiction
Grades: 11, 12

October 19, 2018

It was Mrs. May who first told me about them.

Topics: Adventure, Chapter Book (1st-6th), Classics, Family, Fantasy / Magic / Myth, Girls, No Controversial Bits, Novel
Grades: 4, 5

October 18, 2018

Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom and dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life.

Topics: Adventure, Fantasy / Magic / Myth, No Controversial Bits, Novel
Grades: 5, 6