Here are the book suggestions from October 14th's Scholastic Parents Night - a presentation on remote learning by Scholastic's editors and educators.
A powerful young sorceress trying desperately not to turn evil is trapped inside a magical boarding school that would very much like to kill her. The darkness in this riveting page turner is both stunning and shockingly timely. Naomi Novik's writing is always full of surprises - and both fans and those new to her work will be swept away in this opening book of a planned trilogy. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person
This joyous romp of a novel is packed with big ideas: the complexities of female friendship, social media, diet culture, and the world of instagram influencers. Throw in a healthy - and hilarious - dose of social satire and even a mystery - and this book becomes the perfect read for a summer that's nothing like any other. I enjoyed every page. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person
A sweet and funny debut that grapples with what to do when life doesn't out how we planned. The pitch-perfect small town setting and snappy dialogue kept me smiling throughout. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person
This lovely debut is a loose reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice set in Toronto's Muslim community. Readers will love being immersed in Ayesha and Khalid's world and will find great joy in this sweet funny book. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person