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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Tuesday, November 29, 2022

December: "Family & the Spirit of Giving"

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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
Alma and How She Got Her Name, by Juana Martinez-Neal
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Summary:  If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Don McLean's American Pie: A Fable, by Meteor 17 Books
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Summary:  A long, long time ago...

…in a small town, there lived a lonely newspaper boy. So begins this heartfelt story inspired by one of the ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World, by M.E. Furman
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Summary:  A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Miracle on 34th Street: Storybook Edition of the Heartwarming Christmas Classic for Children, by Valentine Davies Estate and Susanna Leonard Hill
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Summary:  For a little girl named Susan Walker, Christmas could be any other day. She doesn't believe in Santa Claus or magic or miracles of any kind. But when ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Wraps It Up, by Herman Parish
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Summary:  It's the holiday season, and Amelia Bedelia doesn't have enough money to buy presents for anyone. But that won't stop Amelia Bedelia! Along with her ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Lulu and The Cat in the Bag, by Hilary McKay
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Summary:  When a mysterious bag is left on Lulu's doorstep, the last thing her grandmother expects to be in it is a cat - a huge, neon orange cat. But Lulu ...   (read more)