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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Sunday, September 25, 2016

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 Scarecrow's Hat, by Ken Brown
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Summary:  A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. Chicken really ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Orion and the Dark, by Emma Yarlett
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Summary:  From School Library Journal:
Young Orion likes to doodle, and his notebook records his scary personal world—big dogs, wasps, girls, the ocean, ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Dark, by Lemony Snicket
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Summary:  Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Nightsong, by Ari Berk
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Summary:  
Sense is the song you sing out into the world, and the song the world sings back to you.
With these words, Chiro's mother sends ...   (read more)
4th Grade
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The SeaQuel, by Mo O'Hara
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Summary:  After Tom rescued Frankie the goldfish from his big brother Mark's toxic science experiment by zapping him back to life with a battery, Frankie ...   (read more)
5th Grade
A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd
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Summary:  Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a ...   (read more)