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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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 Sequoia Lives On, by Joanna Cooke
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Summary:  From tiny seed to largest tree, the giant sequoia is a living wonder of nature. Numbers fail when trying to describe this ancient and tremendous ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, by Oliver Jeffers
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Summary:  Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Actual Size, by Steve Jenkins
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Summary:  How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world’s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that’s bigger ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Parrots Over Puerto Rico, by Cindy Trumbore
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Summary:  Above the treetops of Puerto Rico flies a flock of parrots as green as their island home. . . . These are Puerto Rican parrots. They lived on this ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Saving Winslow, by Sharon Creech
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Summary:  Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown
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Summary:  When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or ...   (read more)