Book of the MONTH


Did you know – WALSH LOVES READING?!!!!!

WALSH BOOK of the MONTH CLUB is inviting anyone and everyone to join in – students, teachers, parents, custodians, administrators….everyone!

Every month we will be selecting one or two books that we think you will LOVE to read. To let you know what books we are highlighting each month,  we’ll read a brief book review/teaser on the morning announcements, as well as post them here for you to read on the WALSH WILDCAT EZINE.

NEW THIS YEAR – Outside of the LIBRARY, across from Mrs. Dabrush’s classroom is a BULLETIN BOARD with a copy of the COVER of the BOOK of the MONTH. You’ll also find a paper and pencil there for you to write your own quick sentence or two about what YOU like about the book. We’ll post your “quick reviews” up on the bulletin board as well as onto the EZINE for everyone to check out!

ALSO, everyone who reads and posts about the BOOK of the MONTH will receive a little something SPECIAL if you check in with our Librarian, Mrs. Surro, and let her know what you think about the book!


Great QUOTE to ponder

“The WORLD BELONGS to those who READ!”


For the BOOK of the MONTH readings for the month of November we have selected TWO books –

By the way, copies of these books are available in the Walsh Library, and each of these books are coming out as movies sometime this month, so it might be fun to read the books first, then go to watch the movie version and see what you think!

We know that a lot of students have read the first book, but if you are like me, you’ll love reading this one again!

The book is WONDER, by RJ Palacio

In the beginning of the book WONDER, by RJ PALACIO, we learn right away that the main character, August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity. Auggie has the type of face that scares kids and that makes people stare. After he is homeschooled for years, he nervously starts school for the first time in fifth grade and has to cope with a range of reactions to his unusual appearance, as well as a lot of typical middle school drama.

Readers will learn that despite his challenges, Auggie is a pretty cool and regular kid who loves Star Wars, video games, science, and his dog Daisy.

Find out how Auggie deals with all of his struggles in middle school, friendships, family conflicts, and people’s uncomfortable reactions to his face.

Even though it might make you cry  – I really think that EVERYONE should read WONDER!

“If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place.”


The second book for November has a similar title –  –

WONDERSTRUCK, by Brian Selznick

“Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she follows in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.

Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories–Ben’s told in words, Rose’s in pictures– and the stories weave back and forth.

How they unfold and in the end tie together will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder.”

Don’t let this big book of 475-pages scare you off – If you like a good mystery, museums, and some outstanding artwork, you will enjoy Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick, the author and artist of this wonderful story and amazing artwork!


Those are our selections for the November Book of the Month – We hope you enjoy them!!

Remember to post your “quick reviews” on the board outside of Mrs. Dabrush’s room and stop by the Library to check in with Mrs. Surro for your “little something special!”


PS – If you see one of both of the new movies of these books, we’d LOVE to know what you think them!





  1. Colin McCarthy says:

    The book was pretty good, bu the movie doesn’t seem great. Really good message, though. They probably change things from the book to the movie.

  2. Wonder is a great book!

  3. wonder sounds like a good book and when i can i will read it

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