You ever notice how many covers look alike? Or maybe you can’t remember the book you read but you remember the basic details of the cover. We’re showcasing cover lookalikes every week with a different trend each week. Today’s cover lookalikes are those gilded covers you see everywhere. This collection is titled “All That Glitters is Sometimes Gold” and is perfect for those who can’t remember the book, but it had a gilded cover.
When a lot of folks think of poetry, they think of the poems they read in school (many of which were written hundreds of years ago). Well, here are some poetry collections that have come out a lot more recently!
If you’re participating in the category-based reading challenge, either by using the tracking sheet or on Beanstack, we can help you find books in each of the categories. Today we’re featuring books with long titles. Below are just a few recommendations, but these aren’t all the books that fit the category. These are just a few ideas to help get you started.
April 12th is Hamster Day so we’re featuring books with Hamster characters!
Happy Birthday Hamster by Cynthia Lord
Hamster and Dog are back to celebrate Hamster’s birthday!
Pink cake, blue cake, chocolate through-and-through cake.
Short cake, tall cake, cannot-eat-it-all cake.
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson return with a tale chock-full of fun rhymes and hilarious artwork about Hamster’s favorite day: his birthday! But is it possible that Dog and his friends have forgotten all about it? Not a chance. Join them as they plan the best surprise birthday party ever!
“My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve.
The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did, but I would never even have been there if it hadn’t been for his ‘time machine’…”
When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad’s time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer…
The world according to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
The first book in the series about everyone’s favorite classroom pet!
You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That’s what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-that-doesn’t- lock, Humphrey’s life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him!
Boys and girls can’t help falling in love with Humphrey!
Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really extraordinary problem to do? It’s a good thing Katie is resourceful and smart enough to find a solution for every problem . . . no matter how much of a disaster she causes!
Katie can’t stand George, the class bully. He constantly picks on everyone, but he really torments Katie. One day, she can’t stand it anymore, and she wishes she could be anyone but herself. What she doesn’t see is the shooting star that flashes through the sky at that moment . . . catapulting Katie into a crazy series of adventures, starting the next day when she turns into the class hamster! Will she be trapped in a glass cage forever? Will she ever be a girl again?
With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his pet dragon take the school hamster home, to hilarious results!
Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is part stuffed animal, part fierce dragon, and part best friend–depending on what you believe most. And Chewy is the class hamster. So when it’s Warren’s turn to take Chewy home for the weekend, Warren isn’t so sure it’s the best idea. Do dragons and hamsters mix? Not so well, it turns out, especially when Warren and Dragon are more interested in making cool stuff with their new friends than taking care of a rodent–until Chewy disappears. Oh no!
What a job for Stanley – he’s building a house for his friend, Myrtle. He will need his digger and his bulldozer and his cement mixer! He will also need his friend, Charlie to help. But will they manage to build the whole house?
Join Stanley and friends for a hard-working adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee