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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, April 30, 2015

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

Click on each book title for synopsis, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
Please note: We will provide you with hardcover copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated immediately to each school's library.

Kindergarten
The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson
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Summary:  A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina
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Summary:  Subtitled A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, this absurd and very simple story has become a classic, selling ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss
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Summary:  Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies), by Ernest Drake and Dugald Steer
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Summary:  From Booklist: "Purportedly a facsimile of an original book published in 1896, this is a handsome, dryly tongue-in-cheek volume about "the proper ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman
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Summary:  In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan
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Summary:  A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need ...   (read more)