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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Tuesday, December 12, 2017

January: "Mysteries & Adventure"

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
There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems
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Summary:  Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Once Upon a Weasel, by Salvo Lavis and James Munn
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Summary:  This is the story of a boy whose imagination runs wild when he adopts an unconventional pet that sparks his imagination and helps bring his space ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Missing Piece, by Shel Silverstein
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Summary:  From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece, a ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case (Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers), by Alexander McCall Smith
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Summary:  This is a "A Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" book for young readers. Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6), by Jeff Kinney
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Summary:  Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born, by Brandon Mull
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Summary:  Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them ...   (read more)