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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016

June: "People & Places Around the World"

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
Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox
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Summary:  Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio
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Summary:  "Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!, by Rebecca Otowa
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Summary:  My Awesome Japan Adventure is the diary of an American fifth grader who travels to Japan to spend four exciting months with a Japanese family ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, by Barb Rosenstock
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Summary:  As soon as Thomas Jefferson learned to read, he found his passion: books, books, and more books! Before, during, and after the American Revolution, ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
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Summary:  Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play ...   (read more)
5th Grade
A Night Divided, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Summary:  With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern ...   (read more)