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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, November 15, 2018

December: "Family & The Spirit of Giving"

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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
A Pirate's Night Before Christmas, by Philip Yates
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Summary:  On this ship of mischievous brigands—who have visions of treasure chests, not sugarplums, dancing in their heads—you wouldn’t expect a visit from ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Santa Is Coming to California, by Steve Smallman
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Summary:  It's Christmas Eve, Have you been good? Santa's packed up all the presents and is headed your way! With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Can You See What I see?: The Night Before Christmas, by Walter Wick
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Summary:  Scenes from Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas inspire twelve elegant and fascinating compositions where readers search for dozens of ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff), by Barbara Park
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Summary:  To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Mr. Scary's first grade class prepares a Thankful List for the school contest, but Junie B. Jones finds it ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate
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Summary:  "Warm and thoughtful, this story is told from the perspective of an ancient oak tree who has seen it all. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate gets ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, by Jodi Kendall
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Summary:  A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like ...   (read more)