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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, April 21, 2014

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales"

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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
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella, by Jan Brett
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Summary:  Cinders, the most picked upon hen in the flock, becomes the most loved by Prince Cockerel when she arrives at his ball looking so beautiful that even ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Three Ninja Pigs, by Corey Rosen Schwartz
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Summary:  Practice makes perfect in this kick-butt fractured fairy tale. Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? These ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Waking Dragons, by Jane Yolen
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Summary:  From Booklist: "For a young boy knight, it’s time for school, but as Mom’s note reminds him: “Don’t forget to wake the dragons” before leaving. ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail, by Ramsingh Urveti
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Summary:  This 17th century British poem is a form of trick verse. Here, the very design of the book brings clarity to the verse, as whimsical die-cuts in each ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The Story of King Arthur & His Knights, by Howard Pyle
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Summary:  From the sword in the stone and the founding of Camelot to the famed Round Table and the Lake of Enchantment, the legend of King Arthur will never ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Odyssey, by Gillian Cross
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Summary:  Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes ...   (read more)