Our school participates in Battle of the Books with a team of 5-6th graders. Our books for this school year are already set, but after I read Octopus I can suggest we add it to next year’s competition. A Skype call with our team would certainly get the kids excited!
We have a new 4th grade teacher at our school this year. We are a small school with only one class per grade. As the librarian I cannot wait to read this book and introduce it to our new teacher and her class! If she adopts it perhaps our school can collaborate as well! I’ll keep you posted!