I love to talk books, and I am constantly on the hunt for books that will get students talking. I know I have found a winner when my younger students break into applause at the end or my older students create a list for who is next to borrow a chapter book.
The following recommendations are a few of my hot-off-the-press favorites, all published in the last two years, and books my students keep talking about. A holiday break is around the corner – a time just begging for a new book. These would all make excellent holiday gifts or great finds at your library.