Saturday, February 28, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!

Christmas novel Brian Biggs illustratorEllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!
by Sally Warner; illustrations by Brian Biggs
Viking Books (October 16, 2014)
Chapter Book


Third-grader EllRay dreads the upcoming Winter Wonderland school assembly in which he must emcee and sing "Jingle Bell Rock."

Why You'll Love It:
  • I know I'm always looking for more holiday-themed chapter books. The kiddos can't get enough of them!
  • I love that the main character is someone my boys can relate to.
  • The quick pace, authentic dialogue, and cartoon illustrations scattered throughout are great for reluctant readers who need that extra nudge to get started on a great series.
Who Should Read It:

Perfect for grades 2-4...and here's the curriculum guide

What Else You Should Read:

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