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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, December 5, 2016

December: "Winter & The Spirit of Giving"

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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
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback
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Summary:  Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes—just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Bear Says Thanks, by Karma Wilson
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Summary:  What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends! Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Robert May
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Summary:  The original story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May—now with charming new illustrations! Every year ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus: The Classic Edition, by Francis P. Church
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Summary:  In 1897, a young girl wrote to The New York Sun asking whether Santa Claus truly existed. The paper's response, written by reporter Francis P. ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto, by Natalie Standiford
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Summary:  Chronicles the fascinating true-life adventure of Balto, the dog who traveled more than fifty miles of snow-covered terrain to bring medical relief ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner
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Summary:  Charlie feels like she's always coming in last. From her Mom's new job to her sister's life away at college, everything else always seems to be more ...   (read more)