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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, September 26, 2014

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
Monsters Love Colors, by Mike Austin
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Summary:  Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle! Why? Because monsters love to make new colors! Celebrate along ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Monstore, by Tara Lazar
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Summary:  The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that’s full of friendly, kooky creatures. At the back ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Creepy Carrots!, by Aaron Reynolds
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Summary:  In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Halloween Night , by Marjorie Dennis Murray
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Summary:  Trick or treat! It's Halloween night and all are preparing, for a wickedly wonderful evening of scaring. With zombies and banshees and mummies ...   (read more)
4th Grade
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, by Mo O'Hara
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Summary:  When Tom’s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom ...   (read more)
5th Grade
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
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Summary:  It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when ...   (read more)