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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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
A Porcupine Named Fluffy, by Helen Lester
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Summary:  Fluffy the porcupine is unhappy with his name: "So he decided to become fluffier." He climbs a tree and pretends to be a cloud! He even poses as a ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Penny and Her Marble, by Kevin Henkes
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Summary:  From Booklist: "One morning, while pushing her doll’s stroller past Mrs. Goodwin’s house, Penny the mouse spies a big, sky-blue marble in her ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Mango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina
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Summary:  Mia's abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Clementine and the Family Meeting, by Sara Pennypacker
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Summary:  Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been ...   (read more)
4th Grade
A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord
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Summary:  This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Wish, by Barbara O'Connor
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Summary:  Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to ...   (read more)