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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, November 20, 2014

December: "The Spirit of Giving"

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
Merry Christmas, Ollie (Gossie & Friends), by Olivier Dunrea
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Summary:  It's Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots in the barn. Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Christmas Wish, by Lori Evert
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Summary:  Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Oh, What a Christmas!, by Michael Garland
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Summary:  When the harness to Santa's sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty (Charlie the Ranch Dog), by Ree Drummond
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Summary:  In this hilarious follow-up to the New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog, Ree Drummond—the Pioneer Woman herself—delivers a ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book, by Nikki Grimes
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Summary:  Dyamonde Daniel is excited about the local library?s poetry contest, and so is her friend Free. The prize is one hundred dollars?just think what they ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The True Gift: A Christmas Story, by Patricia MacLachlan
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Summary:  All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, ...   (read more)