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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, January 18, 2019

February: "Good Friends"

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
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems
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Summary:  Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Gaston, by Kelly DiPucchio
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Summary:  A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1), by Ben Clanton
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Summary:  Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8), by Annie Barrows
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Summary:  Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-one ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett
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Summary:  Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town thatís famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Rules, by Cynthia Lord
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Summary:  Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around ...   (read more)