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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, September 10, 2020

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

Click on each book title for synopsis, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
Please note: We will provide you with PDF copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated to each school's library.

Kindergarten
The Monster at the End of the This Book, by Jon Stone
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Summary:  By all accounts, this book is a favorite among children and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Crankenstien, by Samantha Berger
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Summary:  BEWARE OF CRANKENSTEIN! He's a little monster of crankiness that no one can destroy! MEHHRRRR!!! He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Scaredy Squirrel at Night, by Melanie Watt
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Summary:  Scaredy never sleeps - sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (The Questioneers), by Andrea Beaty
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Summary:  Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he’s not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he’s ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2): Book Two, by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs
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Summary:  Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Magicians Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo
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Summary:  When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ...   (read more)