Glick's Picks for Summer Reading

Book Recommendations - Glick’s Picks

"Glick's Picks" will run each week this summer with reading recommendations for Baltimore County Public Schools students and families. Fran Glick is currently the coordinator of library media for BCPS. In the past, she has served as an elementary and high school library media specialist. She loves to share literature with students, and, as an adjunct professor at Towson University, she teaches courses in children's and young adult literature. She delights in suggesting books for students and introducing adults to the power of books written for children and teens. 

Happy reading!

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K-3- Dear Teacher-Amy Husband

It’s time for back to school and Michael is not sure he’s ready- actually, he’s sure he’s NOT ready.  In a series of letters to his teacher he shares all of the reasons he won’t make the first day and he’s not sure about the days after that.  Michael’s letters and his voice may sound just like yours when you think about back to school. 

Dear Teacher

4-5 Because of Mr. Terrupt- Rob Buyea

In this story you’ll hear the voices of seven narrators. They are all in fifth grade and are quite a handful.  This year their new teacher, Mr. Terrupt, changes things.  He handles their behavior but makes learning really fun.  In the process the kids learn many lessons- not just those found in the textbooks they use.  You’ll fall in love with Mr. Terrupt when you experience life in his classroom in the same way his fifth graders do!


6-8- Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli

Homeschooled her whole life, Stargirl arrives at Mica High school and instantly declares her differences.  She’s not like the other kids. She’s a free spirit with lots of quirks and instantly charms those trying to fit in by the ways she stands out.  Stargirl models for others what it really means to be yourself.  Her story will stay in your heart long after you finish it.  Stargirl will help you think about school and life and being your true self- no matter what anyone thinks.

Star Girl

9-12- The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B- Teresa Toten

Adam and Robyn meet in a group for kids struggling with OCD.  They quickly bond and find that their friendship enables them to understand themselves and each other.  As they each journey face their challenges they embrace the power of friendship they come to know that each hero has his or her own journey as they make their way in the world.

Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

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