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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April: "Music & Entertainment"

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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
Elephants Cannot Dance! (Elephant and Piggie), by Mo Willems
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Summary:  Gerald the elephant and Piggie debate whether or not "elephants can dance." Gerald, who is convinced that he cannot (he tells Piggie to look it up in ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Relatives Came, by Cynthia Rylant
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Summary:  The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo, by Monica Brown
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Summary:  In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. Tito Puente ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
My First Classical Music Book, by Genevieve Helsby
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Summary:  My First Classical Music Book is a delightfully colorful introduction to classical music. Readers are asked to think about the different ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, by Carole Boston Weatherford
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Summary:  Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom ...   (read more)
5th Grade
My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights, by Brooks Benjamin
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Summary:  All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, hes on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to ...   (read more)