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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, October 20, 2021

November: "Seasons & The Natural World"

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
We Are Water Protectors, by Carole Lindstrom
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Summary:  "Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist (Picture Book Biography), by Andi Diehn
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Summary:  What was the world like millions of years ago? Did early humans walk on all fours? Did giant sloths lie in trees? Did dinosaurs have feathers? Even ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Over and Under the Rainforest, by Kate Messner
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Summary:  Take a thrilling tour of one of the most diverse ecosystems on planet earth: the rainforests of Central America. Discover the wonder that lies ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers, by Susan B. Katz
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Summary:  Jane Goodall is a celebrated scientist for her studies of chimpanzees in the forests of Africa. Before she observed chimps and helped save them from ...   (read more)
4th Grade
We Dream of Space, by Erin Entrada Kelly
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Summary:  Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the ...   (read more)
5th Grade
When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
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Summary:  Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, ...   (read more)