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Shannon Miller's Top Book Recommendations

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Guardians of the Wild Unicorns

Away from home at sleepaway camp, Nic and his best friend Grier discover that unicorns don't just belong in legends and fairy tales. Real unicorns do exist and they need help!

The two friends find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure to save the world's last herd of wild unicorns. Sneaking out of camp at night, they must track down the captured unicorns, help them escape to safety in the ancient and mysterious forest, and keep them secret so no one can harm them ever again.

Fighting against real-life poachers, and harnessing ancient magic, can they rescue the...
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Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerOh, this looks like an incredible book from @DiscoverKelpies and @ljlittleson 🦄Our readers love unicorns, magical adventures and learning about new places so I know it will be a hit! Check it out, friends. ❤️#futurereadylibs #tlchat #kidlit #vanmeter https://t.co/hJrQPbeNOj (Source)

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The Proudest Blue

A Story of Hijab and Family

A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
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Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerI love this new picture book from Olympic Medalist @IbtihajMuhammad with @skalibooks and art by @metahatem which comes out September 2019 from @littlebrown It’s such a beautiful story and one I can’t wait to share with our students and teachers at @vanmeterschools ❤️#kidlit https://t.co/v1rj6831n5 (Source)

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Mom and Me, Me and Mom

Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerMy @briannamcua reading a new @ChronicleBooks book I gave her. I love this sweet story about moms and their kids. ❤️#kidlit #kidlitart #futurereadylibs #tlchat https://t.co/WOCrtffrTp (Source)

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Little Sock

Little Sock is tired of his routine. Day after day, it's the same old thing. He gets worn, he gets dirty, and he gets washed. Nothing ever changes. The other socks in the drawer don't seem to mind but Little Sock wants something different. He has heard of a place, Sock City, where everything is new and exciting, so one night he makes his escape from his drawer. Will Little Sock reach his destination? And what will he find there? less
Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerNew post about one of my favorite new books! Little Sock by Kia Heise and Chris Park....A sweet new picture book from @SleepingBearBks for every reader and library. <3 https://t.co/i4AamXJHz8 #tlchat #futurereadylibs #kidlit #kidlitart #iowatl https://t.co/ZnbSQcxFqG (Source)

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What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive?

Dinosaurs find their ideal vehicles in this hilarious, crowd-pleasing read-aloud, perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site .

When a stegosaurus, a pterodactyl, and a triceratops all show up at Uncle Otto's car lot, he doesn't have a clue how to help them. After all, he's never sold a car to a dinosaur before. Luckily, Ava and Mickey--two kids with a lot of dino knowledge--are there to help pair each customer with their perfect vehicle. But here comes the...
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Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerNew post about an awesome new book from @PenguinBooks and how to tie it into @CapstonePub #PebbleGo and augmented reality too! https://t.co/34sglcqXV1 #futurereadylibs #tlchat #iowatl #edchat #elemed #kitlit #vanmeter #ARVRinedu https://t.co/TN1Wn0JzDa (Source)

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Here’s a book for every teen who wants to get involved in service and social change. Featuring profiles of real “Difference Makers” and practical tools readers can use to support causes they are passionate about, The Teen Guide to Global Action provides everything youth need to make a difference at the local, national, or global level.

From suggestions for reducing hunger and poverty and protecting human rights to environmental projects and efforts to promote peace, this book provides know-how teens can use to make the world a better place. There’s also a healthy dose of...
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Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon Miller@Alex_Glade It’s an amazing book filled with awesome resources and stories. 😊 (Source)

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Family Is a Superpower

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and WONDER WOMAN have many extraordinary abilities, but their greatest superpower of all? Family! In this new addition to the bestselling DC Super Heroes Picture Book series, the diverse family structures of the World's Greatest Heroes mirror the lives of real-life children and their equally diverse families. Along with bright, bold illustrations and poetically spare text, award-winning author Michael Dahl (Bedtime for Batman, Good Morning, Superman, and Be a Star, Wonder Woman) makes all families no matter how big or how small, feel SUPER! less
Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerOh, how awesome!!!! We love the Family Is A Superpower book and can’t wait to share these posters with all of our teachers at @vanmeterschools #vanmeter this fall! The perfect addition to our classrooms and school. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/OBhZQe008T (Source)

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Butterflies on the First Day of School

The first day of school is exciting—but it can be scary, too! Meet Rosie, a brand-new student who just happens to have butterflies in her stomach.
 
“Silvestro and Chen take a common figure of speech and transform it, literally, into a lovely expression of a universal experience.” —Kirkus
“A cheering first-day story.” —Publishers Weekly

Rosie can’t wait to start kindergarten—she’s had her pencils sharpened and her backpack ready for weeks. But suddenly, on the night before the big day, her tummy hurts. Rosie’s mom reassures her...
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Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerThis is so sweet and what a wonderful book to kick off the first day of school! ❤️🦋I know our readers would love this one at @vanmeterschools 😊 https://t.co/Fm5Md5kYJP (Source)

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Fallingwater

The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

In the wooded heart of Pennsylvania, a house perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune echoes through its sunlit-dappled rooms, and the façade blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, an architectural masterpiece born from the marriage of meticulous research and unbounded imagination, the legacy of the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

This stunning picture book collaboration between Marc Harshman, Anna Egan Smucker, and LeUyen Pham guide readers through Wright's process designing Fallingwater, from his initial inspiration to the...
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Shannon MillerI love this picture book from @MacmillanKids about the creative process of designing and building Frank Lloyd Wright’s, Fallingwater home. It’s beautifully written with amazing illustrations and will leave readers wanting to learn and research even more. ❤️ #kidlit https://t.co/SjndRxh0X9 (Source)

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Toy Story 4

Forky in Craft Buddy Day

Featuring stylized illustrations from a Pixar artist and a hilarious story by Drew Daywalt, this picture book will welcome fans into the world of Toy Story 4 through the perspective of a brand-new breakout character. less
Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerI love this new book and activity to kick off the school year in the fall....Forky In Craft Buddy Day by the amazing @DrewDaywalt https://t.co/EzhW7za3Tb #steam #makerspace #ToyStory4 #futurereadylibs #tlchat #ISTElib #arted https://t.co/9fTp8I8hUJ (Source)

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Something happens in students when they define themselves as makers and inventors and creators. They discover powerful skills-problem-solving, critical thinking, and imagination-that will help them shape the world's future ... our future. If that's true, why isn't creativity a priority in more schools today? Educators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani know firsthand the challenges teachers face every day: School can be busy. Materials can be scarce. The creative process can seem confusing. Curriculum requirements can feel limiting. Those challenges too often bully creativity, pushing it to the... more
Recommended by Shannon Miller, and 1 others.

Shannon MillerI’m loving “Launch” from the amazing @spencerideas & @_ajjulian 🎉I’m taking a class this month that is based around this @dbc_inc book. It’s focused around design thinking & creativity...perfect for our kids & teachers at @vanmeterschools ❤️#LAUNCHbook #vanmeter #futurereadylibs https://t.co/emjvdnI36L (Source)

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A Boy Like You

There's more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy. less
Recommended by Shannon Miller, Todd Nesloney, and 2 others.

Shannon MillerI love this beautiful new picture book from @SleepingBearBks by @frankmurphy2009 & Kayla Harren ❤️This story is one for everyone as it celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy. I can’t wait to share it with our kids at #VanMeter 😊#kidlit #kidlitart #futurereadylibs #tlchat https://t.co/aTTET7jrYi (Source)

Todd NesloneyOk everyone, I don’t say this often, but WOW. This is probably my new favorite picture book EVER. This book has everything I’d want my boys to hear. Everything. I love it soooooo much. #sparksinthedark #KidsDeserveIt https://t.co/tKPMDivPUY (Source)

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Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
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Recommended by Shannon Miller, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and 2 others.

Shannon MillerIt’s here!!!! I am in love with this new @The_Pigeon book, The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! This will be the perfect book to share in our “You’ve Been Book’d” Bags at @vanmeterschools when school starts! ❤️#kidlit #kidlitart #futurereadylibs #tlchat #vanmeter https://t.co/3CDWL3VgNi (Source)

Thrifty Nifty MommyIt's @The_Pigeon party time! The brand new Mo Willems book, ''The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!' is out. So we threw a party and ate some delicious cookies. Head over to learn more and print an awesome Roll Out Sugar Cookie Recipe: https://t.co/86EVZAyziR #ReadMoWillems #recipe https://t.co/whk6hdIcR3 (Source)

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Don't have time to read Shannon Miller's favorite books? Read Shortform summaries.

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

  • Being comprehensive: you learn the most important points in the book
  • Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
  • Interactive exercises: apply the book's ideas to your own life with our educators' guidance.