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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April: "Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments"

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
The Mixed-Up Chameleon , by Eric Carle
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Summary:  The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the ...   (read more)
1st Grade
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
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Summary:  And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
A Little Book Of Sloth, by Lucy Cooke
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Summary:  Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world’s largest sloth ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival , by Janet Coleman
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Summary:  On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed a forty-foot tidal wave over the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. The dolphin house was ...   (read more)
4th Grade
War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo
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Summary:  In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Turtle of Oman: A Novel, by Naomi Shihab Nye
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Summary:  This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. It tells the story of Aref ...   (read more)