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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, May 29, 2015

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
The Adventures of Taxi Dog, by Debra and Sal Barracca
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Summary:  Maxi, a homeless mutt in New York City, has always fended for himself. Then one day a kind taxi driver named Jim offers him friendship, a home, and a ...   (read more)
1st Grade
A Walk in New York, by Salvatore Rubbino
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Summary:  New York City — the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Matchbox Diary, by Paul Fleischman
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Summary:  "Pick whatever you like most. Then I’ll tell you its story." When a little girl visits her great-grandfather at his curio-filled home, she chooses ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond
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Summary:  Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini, by Richard Platt
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Summary:  Iliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead her to Rome. But when her ship is boarded by pirates, that’s where she ends ...   (read more)
5th Grade
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
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Summary:  Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to ...   (read more)