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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Sunday, October 22, 2017

November: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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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
If I Built a House, by Chris Van Dusen
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Summary:  In If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything. Now he's back and ready to build the ...   (read more)
 
1st Grade
Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) , by Tish Rabe
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Summary:  The Cat and company travel by hot air balloon up and into various weather phenomena including rain, snow, thunder, tornadoes, and (yikes!) even ...   (read more)
 
2nd Grade
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, by Joseph D'Agnese
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Summary:  As a young boy in medieval Italy, Leonardo Fibonacci thought about numbers day and night. He was such a daydreamer that people called him a ...   (read more)
 
3rd Grade
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World, by Elizabeth Rusch
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Summary:  When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had ...   (read more)
 
4th Grade
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild!, by James Patterson
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Summary:  Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez and his "bro-bot" E are making new friends every day as E works as his bedridden sister Maddie's school proxy. But disaster ...   (read more)
 
5th Grade
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, by Rachel Ignotofsky
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Summary:  A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the ...   (read more)