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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, February 18, 2021

March: "Music & Entertainment"

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
Penny and Her Song, by Kevin Henkes
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Summary:  Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse. When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Julián Is a Mermaid, by Jessica Love
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Summary:  While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Trombone Shorty, by Troy Andrews
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Summary:  "Who’s that playing out there?" Bo Diddley asked the New Orleans crowd. It was a small child who'd been nicknamed "Trombone Shorty" because his ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Mr. Pants: Slacks, Camera, Action!, by Scott McCormick
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Summary:  Mr. Pants only has a few hours to make a movie with his sisters if they’re going to win the filmmaking contest and get a trip to Hawaii. Why do ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Garvey's Choice, by Nikki Grimes
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Summary:  Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading - anything but sports. ...   (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, he's on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to ...   (read more)