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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Saturday, November 28, 2020

December: "Family & the Spirit of Giving"

Click on each book title for synopsis, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
Please note: We will provide you with PDF copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated to each school's library.

Kindergarten
I Promise, by LeBron James
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Summary:  I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, by Kevin Noble Maillard
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Summary:  Told in lively and powerful verse, "Fry Bread" is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Juana ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold
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Summary:  "Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Broken Ornament, by Tony DiTerlizzi
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Summary:  Jack wants this to be the best Christmas ever, and he knows just how to make it happen… More! More lights, more presents, more cookies, more ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Junie B. Jones Deluxe Holiday Edition: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, by Barbara Park
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Summary:  It's holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate. Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only, how can Junie B. ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, by Karina Yan Glaser
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Summary:  While Isa is off at sleepaway orchestra camp, Jessie, Oliver, Hyacinth, and Laney are stuck at home in the brownstone with nothing to do but get on ...   (read more)