RSO May 2020

Welcome to Riverbend Standing Orders for May 2020.

We are delighted to bring to you a great selection of titles for our May RSO packs.

Kind Regards, Pauline and Trish

Picture Books

Blue – Britta Teckentrup (3+ – sadness, depression, self-awareness, courage, hope)

Good Question – Sue Whiting; illus. Annie White (4+ – fairytales, imagination, curiosity, intertextuality, Teacher Notes)

I Can Catch a Monster – Bethan Woollvin (3+ – bravery, kindness, resilience, mythical creatures, siblings)

The Fort – Laura Perdew; illus. Adelina Lirius (3+ tree houses, cooperation, imagination and play, friendship, imagination, resolving conflict, pirates, princes, Teacher Notes)

Primary Fiction

As Fast as I Can – Penny Tangey (9+ – resilience, acceptance, humour, sport, friendships, Teacher Notes)

The One and Only Bob – Katherine Applegate (8+ – friendship, animals, zoo, courage, friendship)

The Pear Affair – Judith Eagle (9+ – Paris, mystery, thieves, conspiracy, catacombs)

Worse Things – Sally Murphy (9+ – connections, family, sport, death of a parent, grief and loss, parental expectations, refugees)

Middle School Fiction

Echo Mountain – Lauren Wolk (11+ – Great Depression, mountain life, subsistence, accidents, healing, family, resilience)

Lost – Ele Fountain (11+ – family, homelessness, adventure, social themes)

The Unteachables – Gordon Korman (11+ – humour, school, sympathetic teacher)

The Year the Maps Changed – Danielle Binks (11+ – blended family, historical, diversity, refugees, community, friendship, grief and loss, maps, Teacher Notes)

Secondary Fiction

Aurora Burning – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (15+ – Science Fiction, action, romance, violence and death)

Burn – Patrick Ness (15+ – alternate realities, dragons, family, magic, friendships, LGBTQIA, mythology, prophecies, religion, diversity, some violence, mild sexual references)

Incendiary – Zoraida Córdova (15+ – paranormal fantasy, wars between countries, spies, loyalty, romance, political intrigue, secrets and lies, some violence, sexual references, start of a new series)

When it Drops – Alex Dyson (14+ – music, family, grief and loss, humour, viral sensation, identity, friendships, bisexual rep (secondary female character)

Adult Fiction

Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem – Rick Held

The Book of Longings – Sue Monk Kidd

Primary Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Her Perilous Mansion – Sean Williams (9+ – fantasy, intelligent and resourceful characters, mystery, adventure, humour)

Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things – Matilda Woods (8+ – magic, wonder, adventure, orphans, mysterious woods)

The One and Only Bob – Katherine Applegate (8+ – friendship, animals, zoo, courage, friendship)

Worse Things – Sally Murphy (9+ – connections, family, sport, death of a parent, grief and loss, parental expectations, refugees)

Middle School Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Lost – Ele Fountain (11+ – family, homelessness, adventure, social themes)

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – J.D. Lapinski (8+ – travel and exploration, world building, magic and environmental issues, Teacher Notes)

The Unteachables – Gordon Korman (11+ – humour, school, sympathetic teacher)

The Year the Maps Changed – Danielle Binks (11+ – blended family, historical, diversity, refugees, community, friendship, grief and loss, maps, Teacher Notes)

Secondary School Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Aurora Burning – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (15+ – Science Fiction, action, romance, violence and death)

Burn – Patrick Ness (15+ – alternate realities, dragons, family, magic, friendships, LGBTQIA, mythology, prophecies, religion, diversity, some violence, mild sexual references)

The Tell – Martin Chatterton (14+ – crime families, identity, coming-of-age, friendship, corruption, grief and loss, action, death and violence, some swearing, street art, romance, moral & ethical decision-making

When it Drops – Alex Dyson (14+ – music, family, grief and loss, humour, viral sensation, identity, friendships, bisexual rep (secondary female character)

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