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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, October 20, 2014

November: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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
Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem, by Chris Monroe
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Summary:  Chico Bon Bon has a problem . . . a noisy problem. He wants to fix it. BUT HE CAN'T FIND IT! What's a monkey to do? Use his tools, of course. With ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, by Chris Van Dusen
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Summary:  Randy likes space, robots, and baseball, but he can't ace everything . . . or can he? Chris Van Dusen knocks one out of the park with a comical ode ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty
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Summary:  Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Violet the Pilot, by Steve Breen
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Summary:  By the time she's two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fi x nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she's building elaborate flying machines ...   (read more)
4th Grade
A Rock Is Lively, by Dianna Hutts Aston
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Summary:  From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Scientists in the Field Series), by Pamela S. Turner
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Summary:  Ride alongside the author Pamela S. Turner and her scientific team and meet a cast of dolphin characters large enough (and charismatic enough) to ...   (read more)