Union Public Schools elementary media specialists have created the Redhawks Reading List, a list of some of their favorite books for elementary students as a way to encourage reading. Listen in as they give students a preview of each book, which can be found at a local library near you. We hope you have a great year full of reading!
“Beware of the Claw” by Todd Goldman
Earth's furriest -- and funniest -- superheroes make their debut in this hilarious, action-packed graphic novel for young readers!
“Invisible” by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Can ﬁve overlooked kids make one big diﬀerence? Are they willing to expose their own secrets to help or if remaining invisible is the only way to survive middle school
“City Spies” by James Ponti
The City Spies are ﬁve kids from various parts of the world. They’re honing their unique skills that allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.
“Lena and the Burning of Greenwood” by Nikki Shannon
Follow Lena, A 12-year-old girl living in the Greenwood disctrict of Tulsa, Oklahoma as her and her family try to escape the massacre of their own neighborhood.
“Lifeboat 12” by Susan Hood
With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for 13-year-old Ken to escape one of 90 boys and girls to ship out on board the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada.
“Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein” by Linda Bailey
Mary has a waking dream about a monster come to life. A year and a half later, Mary Shelley's terrifying tale, “Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus,” is published.
“Measuring Up” by Lily LaMotte
Since she can't go to A-má, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-má to her by winning the grand prize in a kids' cooking contest to pay for A-má's plane ticket!
“Mighty Jack” by Ben Hatke
What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle.
“Miss Quinces” by Kat Fajardo
On a family trip to Honduras, the trip takes a turn for the worse when Sue's mother announces that they'll be having a surprise quinceañera for Sue, which is the last thing she wants.
“The Case of the Missing Cheetah” by Veronica Mang
This is a story about three delightfully mischievous young girls and some of the most enigmatic women in history who worked as spies.
“The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter” by Aaron Reynolds
Rex Dexter, is itching to have a dog . . . but ends up with a pet chicken. Rex is cursed (by the Grim Reaper), and wild animals are haunting Rex's room.
“The World According to Humphrey” by Betty G. Birney
This is the ﬁrst book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet.
“This Very Tree” by Sean Rubin
“This Very Tree” is a touching tribute to ﬁrst responders, the resilience of America, and the restorative power of community.
Unstoppable by Art Coulson
This a story about how Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team defeated the Army’s team.