I just created a Padlet for our Hollis and GEJ 4th and 5th graders (and staff) to share reviews of the 2017 - 2018 MSBA books! I've already added my thoughts on a fantastic MSBA book, Towers Falling, that I read recently. I hope that many of our readers will add to this Padlet, it's a great way for us to share our thoughts on these books and recommend MSBA books to each other.
The Padlet is available here. It is password protected, but I will be sharing the password with my classes when we meet in the fall. In the meantime, if anyone has finished a MSBA book before that time and wants to add their thoughts about it to the Padlet, contact me via email and I will be happy to share the password.
The 2017 - 2018 MSBA list is available here. This year the MSBA committee decided to create two lists - one for grades 4 - 6 and the other for grades 6 - 8. Students in our schools, when it comes time to vote, will be voting from the choices on the grades 4- 6 list. The two lists are very similar, with each list having additional books that the other list does not have. There are many excellent books on this year's list (I've already read 14) that I know our readers will love!