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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, September 18, 2019

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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 Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark, by Deborah Diesen
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Summary:  Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though hes fast as a sailfish, as smart as dolphin, and as strong as a ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, by Stan Berenstain
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Summary:  Three terrified little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go "into, up, through, over, down, and out." ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Pomegranate Witch, by Denise Doyen
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Summary:  When a scary old tree blooms with the most beautiful pomegranates ever seen, the neighborhood kids' mouths water with anticipation. But the tree ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde, by Shannon and Dean Hale
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Summary:  Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort, an occasion Frimplepants enjoys more than ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee
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Summary:  This is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, by Jonathan Auxier
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Summary:  t's been five years since the Sweep disappeared. Orphaned and alone, Nan Sparrow had no other choice but to work for a ruthless chimney sweep named ...   (read more)