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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, March 23, 2023

April: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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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
Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie, by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Summary:  When Marie was young, she was unable to go to college because she was a woman. But when she was older, her scientific work was respected around the ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, by JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.
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Summary:  Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Your Fantastic Elastic ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon, by Suzanne Slade
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Summary:  The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson - made famous by the award-winning film "Hidden Figures" - who counted and computed her ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Ada Lace, on the Case (An Ada Lace Adventure), by Emily Calandrelli
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Summary:  Ada Lace - third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire - has discovered something awful: her neighbor’s beloved Yorkie has been ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Spaced Out (Moon Base Alpha), by Stuart Gibbs
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Summary:   The moon base commander has gone missing and Dash Gibson is on the case in the second mind-boggling mystery of the Edgar-nominated Moon Base Alpha ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Ungifted, by Gordon Korman
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Summary:  When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the ...   (read more)