Did you know that May is National Egg Month? Celebrate with your students by reading these eggy titles:
• Eggs by Jerry Spinelli – An AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
Beloved best-selling author Jerry Spinelli works his magic again in Eggs. Eight-year-old Davey's mother recently died in a freak accident, and now he's stuck living in a new town with his grandmother. There, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Primrose, the 13-year-old daughter of a psychic who lives on the outskirts of town. Davey longs for the mother he lost, and Primrose is frustrated with supporting a flighty mother who acts like a child. Together, they hope to find what is missing in their lives.
• The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
Jemima Puddle-Duck is determined to hatch her own eggs. If the hens can do it, she can too. Jemima strays off into the woods to find a comfortable spot. With the help of a mysterious and well-dressed gentleman, she makes a secret nest. But will it keep her eggs safe?
• Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine
Prilla is the newest fairy to arrive in Neverland and she just doesn’t seem to fit in. The other fairies think she acts more like a Clumsy—a mainland child—than a fairy. Mother Dove, the wisest creature in Neverland, guides Prilla on her quest through pirates, mermaids, fairies, and hawks, so Prilla can find her special talent and be allowed to visit Fairy Heaven.
• The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones – A Recorded Books Exclusive!
Author Diana Wynne Jones has won the prestigious Guardian and Mythopoeic Awards. Pinhoe Egg, the fifth book in her popular Chrestomanci series, brings back Cat Chant. The Pinhoes don’t want the Chrestomanci to find out that they’ve been misusing their magic, but when Cat finds a mysterious old egg at Gammer’s place, the Chrestomanci is sure to notice.