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

Boy sitting on a dock reading a bookWelcome 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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