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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, March 22, 2017

April: "Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments"

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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
Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler
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Summary:  "Mama, why are we pink?" asks an ever-curious young flamingo named Sylvie. Sylvie comes to learn that being yourself is the best thing to be. When ...   (read more)
1st Grade
An Egg Is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston
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Summary:  Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Togo, by Robert Blake
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Summary:  Togo wasn't meant to be a sled dog. He was too feisty and independent to make a good team member, let alone a leader. But Togo is determined, and ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland
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Summary:  Unlikely Friendships is a phenomenon. It’s a runaway New York Times bestseller with more than 260,000 copies in print in less than half a year; a ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, by Traer Scott
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Summary:  Whether fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or some indefinable combination of all of the above, nocturnal animals never fail to fascinate. In ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series), by Sy Montgomery
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Summary:  With three hearts and blue blood, its gelatinous body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an alien, an inhabitant of ...   (read more)