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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Friday, September 21, 2018

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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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
Glad Monster, Sad Monster, by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda
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Summary:  Glad, sad, silly, mad - monsters have all kinds of different feelings! This book is a fun, interactive way to explore the many different ways we ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Dem Bones , by Bob Barner
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Summary:  Sing along with a colorful skeleton band in this exuberant rendition of a traditional most-loved African-American spiritual, passed down by word of ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Funny Bones , by Duncan Tonatiun
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Summary:  Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaverasóskeletons performing various everyday or festive activitiesócame to be. They are the ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Stranger, by Chris Van Allsburg
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Summary:  From Publishers Weekly: "Farmer Bailey thinks he's hit a deer while driving his truck, but in the middle of the road lies a man, an enigmatic ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander
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Summary:  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's classic compendium of magical creatures, has delighted generations of wizarding readers. ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Key to Extraordinary, by Natalie Lloyd
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Summary:  Everyone in Emma's family is special. Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians--every single one of ...   (read more)