Volunteers needed in March!   Click here to sign up.
 Site Areas: 
  HOME  
  ABOUT US  
  FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS  
  HOW TO HELP  
  NEWS  
  READING CLUBS  
Printer-friendly version   

Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, February 26, 2015

March: "Music & Celebrations"

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
Chicks and Salsa, by Aaron Reynolds
Click here for craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.
Summary:  What happens at Nuthatcher Farm when the chickens get tired of the same old chicken feed? The rooster hatches a plan! With a pinch of genius, a dash ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Chicken Dance, by Tammi Sauer
Click here for craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.
Summary:  Meet Marge and Lola, chickens on a mission: to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show! But their toughest competition—a pack of menacing ducks—sneers ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, by Joyce Sidman
Click here for craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.
Summary:  From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill, the world of the pond is a dramatic place. Though seemingly quiet, ponds are teeming with life and full ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, by Laban Carrick Hill
Click here for craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.
Summary:  Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc.

On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a ...   (read more)
4th Grade
A Pizza the Size of the Sun, by Jack Prelutsky
Click here for craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.
Summary:  Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Lizard Music, by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Click here for craft ideas, discussion topics, and activities.
Summary:  Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies aired at midnight, the evening news. And with his parents off at a resort and his ...   (read more)