Monthly Reading Challenges for Grades 2-6 will now be digital! No more trying to keep track of your paper tracker.  

Welcome to Bookopolis!

You can login to on computers or tablets with your username and password activated by Mrs. Hellem. If you have questions about this, please ask your teacher or Mrs. Hellem.

Watch this 5-minute intro tutorial video to learn more about what you can do in Bookopolis.

Or, here are a few simple ways to start exploring Bookopolis:

1. Change your avatar and Bookopolis World name.  Click on the generic avatar image access your profile page.  Here you can change your avatar, add your Bookopolis world name that shows up on every screen, select genres of books you like, and other information about yourself


2. Add at least 3 books to your shelves.  Use the search bar to type in titles or authors of books you’ve read, want to read, or are reading right now.  You can also click on Find New Books from the top navigation bar to see recommended books from other young readers.

3. Write at least 1 book review.  After you add a book to your shelf that you’ve already read, you can write a review of it. Click on the book jacket from your “I Read It’ shelf or search for the books and click on “Go to My Books.”  Here are some tips on How to Write a Book Review.

4. Check out My Friends’ books.  Students will be automatically connected with other students in your class as “Friends.”  Click on My Friends to see your Bookopolis friends. Then, click on a friend’s avatar to see the books on your friends’ shelves.

5. Explore the points and badges rewards.  As soon as you add a book to your shelf, you get your first badge!  Whoo-hoo.  Read about how badges and points work in Bookopolis here.

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Check Out These New Books!

More than 160 tribes are featured in this outstanding new encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of the history of North America's Native peoples. From the Apache to the Zuni, readers will learn about each tribe's history, traditions, and culture, including the impact of European expansion across the land and how tribes live today. Features include maps of ancestral lands; timelines of important dates and events; fact boxes for each tribe; bios of influential American Indians such as Sitting Bull; sidebars on daily life, homes, food, clothing, jewelry, and games; Did You Know facts with photographs; and traditional Native stories. The design is compelling and colorful, packed with full-color photographs.

More than a century later, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America's deadliest disaster. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope.

The city of Galveston, Texas, was booming. Perched on an island off the southern coast of Texas, Galveston had been founded in the 1830s. By 1900, it was Texas's richest and most important city. Boats loaded up with American cotton and wheat steamed from Galveston to countries around the world. Arriving ships were crowded with immigrants. The streets, paved with crushed oyster shells, sparkled like they'd been sprinkled with diamonds.

As a boy, Andrew Young learned a vital lesson from his parents when a local chapter of the Nazi party instigated racial unrest in their hometown of New Orleans in the 1930s. While Hitler's teachings promoted White supremacy, Andrew's father, told him that when dealing with the sickness of racism, "Don't get mad, get smart." To drive home this idea, Andrew Young Senior took his family to the local movie house to see a newsreel of track star Jesse Owens racing toward Olympic gold, showing the world that the best way to promote equality is to focus on the finish line. The teaching of his parents, and Jesse Owens' example, would be the guiding principles that shaped Andrew's beliefs in nonviolence and built his foundation as a civil rights leader and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The story is vividly recalled by Paula Young Shelton, Andrew's daughter.