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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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
The Snatchabook, by Helen Docherty
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Summary:  
Where have all the bedtime stories gone?

One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and ...   (read more)
1st Grade
"Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!", by Patricia Thomas
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Summary:  All the animals are in a panic. The elephant's sneeze would blow the monkeys out of the trees, the feathers off the birds, the stripes off the zebra. ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Those Darn Squirrels!, by Adam Rubin
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Summary:  Old Man Fookwire is a grump. The only thing he likes to do is paint pictures of the birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce
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Summary:  
Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.


Everything in ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill, by Alexander McCall Smith
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Summary:  Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1), by Michael Buckley
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Summary:  The Sisters Grimm (Book One): The Fairy Tale Detectives introduces us to two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with ...   (read more)