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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, November 20, 2019

December: "Family & 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
Llama Llama Time to Share, by Anna Dewdney
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Summary:  From School Library Journal: When the new neighbors stop by for a visit, Mama reminds Llama Llama and Nelly Gnu to share. The two youngsters get ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Napping House, by Audrey Wood
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Summary:  "Everyone" in this case is a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse... and a wakeful flea! Uh-oh. Looks ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Pablo's Tree, by Pat Mora
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Summary:  Pablo cannot wait to visit his grandfather and discover what treasures will be placed on his tree, a tree that was purchased when Pablo was adopted ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Quiltmaker's Gift, by Jeff Brumbeau
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Summary:  When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of ...   (read more)
4th Grade
The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
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Summary:  The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Stef Soto, Taco Queen, by Jennifer Torres
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Summary:  Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for ...   (read more)