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February 1, 2019

15 Can't-Miss $1 Books

By Scholastic Editors
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

    Teachers are stocking up on $1 books and we've rounded up 15 of our most popular picks for your classroom library. 
     
    Plus, check out more of our top picks for every grade level and Top 10 Ways to Use $1 Books
     
    1. Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie
      Flat Stanley loves to help Mr. Pete make his delicious treats. When another baker brings competition, Mr. Pete has to think of how to win his business back, and he'll need Flat Stanley and Arthur to help him out!
    2. Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas
      It's Christmazzz Eve and Fly Guy doesn't have a present to give his best friend, Buzz. Will he be able to find one?
    3. Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!
      When Pete crosses the finish line of this race, he proves it’s not where you’re going that matters, it’s how groovy of a time you have getting there.
    4. National Geographic Kids Readers: Flutter, Butterfly!
      This colorful pre-reader uses simple vocabulary, informative facts, and fun pictures to capture the interest and help develop the skills of beginning readers. 
    5. The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids: Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips
      Spooky things are happening in Aunt Matilda's house. Potato chips on the floor are spelling out secret messages and forming trails!
    6. Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space
      The third Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before: in full color! When George and Harold's latest prank causes the school's cranky cafeteria ladies to quit, Mr. Krupp hires a trio of unusual replacements, who happen to look an awful lot like aliens.
    7. Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask 2
      This year Steve wants to have the scariest costume on the block. So he gets a mask that looks like a creepy old man. With stringy hair. A wrinkly face. And spiders crawling out of the ears! Steve's definitely got the scariest mask around. Too bad he's starting to feel so old. And so tired. And so evil.
    8. The Family Under the Bridge
      This heartwarming and memorable Newbery Honor-winning book is about finding family in the unlikeliest places.
    9. On the First Day of Kindergarten
      In this picture book reinvention of the 12 Days of Christmas, a five-year-old recounts the cool new things she got to do in the first twelve days of kindergarten.
    10. The Class Trip From the Black Lagoon
      The kids have no idea where they are going and imagine a doomed class trip full of ferocious animals, maniacal monsters, and scary aerial acrobatics. It's any kid’s nightmare—danger and homework everywhere! And then there's their teacher, mean Mrs. Green! Fortunately, the kids stop letting their imaginations run wild and soon realize they're in for a very fun trip to the zoo.
    11. Charlie Goes to the Doctor
      Mama knows something's wrong with Charlie the ranch dog when he's not even hungry for bacon! So they're off to see Dr. Jan. Even though Charlie is nervous about his visit to the doctor, he's not half as scared as Hickory, the puppy he befriends in the waiting room. As the older hound, can Charlie put on a brave face for Hickory? A great book to help kids overcome fears about the doctor.
    12. I Am Kind
      In this installment of the Positive Power early reader series, students will learn the affirmation “I am kind” through an encouraging story of community and everyday kindness.
    13. Young Jackie Robinson
      This biography for young readers chronicles African-American baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s courage and talent, and the prejudice he had to overcome.
    14. Who Would Win? Whale vs. Giant Squid
      A sperm whale has the biggest brain of any animal on Earth, while a giant squid's brain is the size of a donut. A whale can dive a quarter mile deep, but no one even knows just how deep a squid can swim. This book is packed with photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.
    15. Giggle, Giggle, Quack
      The duck, the cows, the hens, and the pigs are back in top form in this hilarious follow-up to the beloved Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

    Check out more than 275 titles to choose from in the Teacher Store, while supplies last. 

    Teachers are stocking up on $1 books and we've rounded up 15 of our most popular picks for your classroom library. 
     
    Plus, check out more of our top picks for every grade level and Top 10 Ways to Use $1 Books
     
    1. Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie
      Flat Stanley loves to help Mr. Pete make his delicious treats. When another baker brings competition, Mr. Pete has to think of how to win his business back, and he'll need Flat Stanley and Arthur to help him out!
    2. Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas
      It's Christmazzz Eve and Fly Guy doesn't have a present to give his best friend, Buzz. Will he be able to find one?
    3. Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!
      When Pete crosses the finish line of this race, he proves it’s not where you’re going that matters, it’s how groovy of a time you have getting there.
    4. National Geographic Kids Readers: Flutter, Butterfly!
      This colorful pre-reader uses simple vocabulary, informative facts, and fun pictures to capture the interest and help develop the skills of beginning readers. 
    5. The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids: Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips
      Spooky things are happening in Aunt Matilda's house. Potato chips on the floor are spelling out secret messages and forming trails!
    6. Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space
      The third Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before: in full color! When George and Harold's latest prank causes the school's cranky cafeteria ladies to quit, Mr. Krupp hires a trio of unusual replacements, who happen to look an awful lot like aliens.
    7. Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask 2
      This year Steve wants to have the scariest costume on the block. So he gets a mask that looks like a creepy old man. With stringy hair. A wrinkly face. And spiders crawling out of the ears! Steve's definitely got the scariest mask around. Too bad he's starting to feel so old. And so tired. And so evil.
    8. The Family Under the Bridge
      This heartwarming and memorable Newbery Honor-winning book is about finding family in the unlikeliest places.
    9. On the First Day of Kindergarten
      In this picture book reinvention of the 12 Days of Christmas, a five-year-old recounts the cool new things she got to do in the first twelve days of kindergarten.
    10. The Class Trip From the Black Lagoon
      The kids have no idea where they are going and imagine a doomed class trip full of ferocious animals, maniacal monsters, and scary aerial acrobatics. It's any kid’s nightmare—danger and homework everywhere! And then there's their teacher, mean Mrs. Green! Fortunately, the kids stop letting their imaginations run wild and soon realize they're in for a very fun trip to the zoo.
    11. Charlie Goes to the Doctor
      Mama knows something's wrong with Charlie the ranch dog when he's not even hungry for bacon! So they're off to see Dr. Jan. Even though Charlie is nervous about his visit to the doctor, he's not half as scared as Hickory, the puppy he befriends in the waiting room. As the older hound, can Charlie put on a brave face for Hickory? A great book to help kids overcome fears about the doctor.
    12. I Am Kind
      In this installment of the Positive Power early reader series, students will learn the affirmation “I am kind” through an encouraging story of community and everyday kindness.
    13. Young Jackie Robinson
      This biography for young readers chronicles African-American baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s courage and talent, and the prejudice he had to overcome.
    14. Who Would Win? Whale vs. Giant Squid
      A sperm whale has the biggest brain of any animal on Earth, while a giant squid's brain is the size of a donut. A whale can dive a quarter mile deep, but no one even knows just how deep a squid can swim. This book is packed with photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.
    15. Giggle, Giggle, Quack
      The duck, the cows, the hens, and the pigs are back in top form in this hilarious follow-up to the beloved Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

    Check out more than 275 titles to choose from in the Teacher Store, while supplies last. 

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