Display – Two new middle-grade releases = A winter wonderland
October and November 2018 presented two very exciting new books in the world of middle-grade fiction: The Ice Monster by David Walliams and Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney. As our school year was in the process of winding down, we decided to celebrate the releases of these two titles at the start of the 2019 school year. The overt winter theme provided a wonderful tie between the two titles, enabling us to turn our junior reading room into a winter wonderland (in the middle of summer, mind you).
If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid Display
“What should I read if I liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid?” is a question school and children’s librarians often hear.
There are plenty of answers one can give. “What about Big Nate, Timmy Failure, or Dork Diaries?” But sometimes, pre-empting these questions is so much fun and reaches kids who you didn’t even know loved the series.
This Diary of a Wimpy Kid display was an absolute hit, especially with the grade 5 and 6 classes. The day it was completed almost all of the suggested titles were loaned.
The most popular titles included the Timmy Failure books, My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series, and of course The Long Haul, book 9 in the DoaWK series. It is easy to add new titles to the display as the collection is expanded. I’m thinking the latest addition of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is going to be a big hit – one that might deserve its own display… Continue reading