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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, January 22, 2018

February: "Good Friends"

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 Secret Life of Squirrels, by Nancy Rose
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Summary:  An irresistible photographic story featuring wild squirrels in homemade miniature domestic settings -- taking a bath, doing laundry, and barbecuing ...   (read more)
1st Grade
My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy, by Shaila and Aanyah Abdullah
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Summary:  A simple tale of love and friendship to warm your heart.

Award-winning author and designer Shaila Abdullah teams up with her 10-year-old ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, by Laurie Ann Thompson
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Summary:  Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Ivy and Bean Book 1 (Ivy & Bean), by Annie Barrows
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Summary:  The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide quick, ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
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Summary:  Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary’s first novel, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Zinnia and the Bees, by Danielle Davis
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Summary:  A colony of honeybees mistakes seventh-grader Zinnia’s hair for a hive ¯ and that’s the least of her problems.

While Zinnia's classmates are ...   (read more)