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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, May 17, 2019

June: "People & Places Around the World"

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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
Home, by Carson Ellis
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Summary:  Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a beautifully imaginative tribute to the many possibilities of home. Now in ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Boy & the Bindi, by Vivek Shraya
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Summary:  In this beautiful children’s picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
At the Same Moment, Around the World, by Clotilde Perrin
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Summary:  Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!, by Andrea Loney
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Summary:  James Van Der Zee was just a young boy when he saved enough money to buy his first camera. He took photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience, by Alma Flor Ada
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Summary:  Juanita lives in New York and is Mexican. Felipe lives in Chicago and is Panamanian, Venezuelan, and black. Michiko lives in Los Angeles and is ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
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Summary:  Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her ...   (read more)