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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Saturday, September 18, 2021

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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Please note: We will provide you with PDF copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated to each school's library.

Kindergarten
Goodnight, Little Monster, by Helen Ketteman
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Summary:  Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Bonaparte Falls Apart, by Margery Cuyler
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Summary:  Bonaparte is having a tough time. It's hard for this young skeleton to just hang loose when he can't keep hold of himself.

When he plays ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Night Gardener, by Terry Fan
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Summary:  One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Dragonbreath #1, by Ursula Vernon
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Summary:  Danny Dragonbreath can't breathe fire, but he has no fear. And that comes in handy when a bad grade at school inspires him to enlist his cousin the ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Upside-Down Magic #1, by Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle
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Summary:  It's never easy when your magic goes wonky. For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., 1), by Jonathan Stroud
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Summary:  A sinister problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't ...   (read more)