Great book ideas for the holiday season

Waynflete librarians Emily Graham and Laurel Daly have put together a selection of books that will inspire a love of reading!

Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Grades 1-2

  • Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
  • A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
  • I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds
  • Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto
  • Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

Grades 3-5

  • Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  • Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan
  • The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander
  • Monstrous Devices by Damien Love
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Middle School

  • Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
  • Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods
  • Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj
  • Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

Upper School

  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live by Rob Dunn
  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi


From all of us at Waynflete—may your holidays be filled with family, friends, and good books!