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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, January 30, 2015

February: "Friendship & Family"

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 Pigeon Wants a Puppy, by Mo Willems
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Summary:  
The incorrigible bird returns in his fourth full-length romp. This time, Pigeon voices another common childhood dream: he wants a puppy. And he ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Sophie's Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller
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Summary:  
On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems, by Janet Stevens
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Summary:  
Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor, has solutions to the most sticky dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Jenny and the Cat Club, by Esther Averill
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Summary:  
In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would like nothing more ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The Secret of Whale Island (Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #1), by Thea Stilton
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Summary:  
The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Ratford College on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists just like their hero, ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Adventures of Beanboy, by Lisa Harkrader
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Summary:  
Never underestimate the power of the bean.

Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he’s been reading them. When ...   (read more)