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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, October 3, 2022

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

Click on each book title for synopsis, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
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
Vampirina Ballerina, by Anne Marie Pace
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Summary:  Oh, to be a ballerina! It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster, by Mo Willems
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Summary:  Leonardo is truly a terrible monster - terrible at being a monster, that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
El Chupacabras, by Adam Rubin
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Summary:  A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Attack of the Kracken (the Yeti Files #3), by Kevin Sherry
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Summary:  Something smells fishy in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. The merfolk claim the mighty kraken is attacking their city and threatening their ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, by Jackson Pearce
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Summary:  Here's a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to: Unicorns, Miniature Silky, Griffins, Bitterflunks - basically, all magical creatures. Here's a list ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Peculiar Incident of Shady Street, by Lindsay Currie
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Summary:  Tessa Woodward isn't exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when ...   (read more)