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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, May 5, 2016

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

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
Grandfather Twilight, by Barbara Helen Berger
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Summary:  When day is gone, and shadows begin to deepen, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go for a walk through ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Interrupting Chicken, by David Ezra Stein
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Summary:  It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story—and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Three Little Tamales, by Eric A. Kimmel
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Summary:  While the three little tamales cool off on a windowsill, a tortilla rolls by. "You’ll be eaten. You’d better run!" he tells them. And so the tamales ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1), by Tony DiTerlizzi
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Summary:  The Grace children discover the faerie world is closer than you think in this repackage of the first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Summary:  The False Prince is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
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Summary:  Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie ...   (read more)