Novel-ties: New books you can't wait to discuss

Boy sitting on a dock reading a book
Welcome to Novel-Ties!

These videos will introduce you to fiction for 4th-8th grade students that was published in late 2016 and early 2017. (We also have videos for the previous years.) We've chosen titles specifically for their discussability, and most titles received multiple starred reviews. We've included discussion/extension ideas and related websites for each. These videos work best on computers and laptops; some features will not work on tablets or mobile devices.

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Link to Mystery video
Link to Friendship video
 
Link to Family video
 
Link to Survival and Journeys video
 
Link to Growing Up video
 
Link to Historical Fantasy video
Link to Historical Fiction video
 
Link to Science Fiction video
Link to Secrets video
 
Link to Animals video
 
Link to Activism video
Link to Bullying video
Link to Illness video
 
Link to Spooky Stories video
Link to Issues of Diversity video
Link to Storytelling video
Link to Environmental Protection video
 
Link to School Stories video
 
Link to Foster Care video
 
Link to Journeys video
Link to World War 2 video