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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, June 22, 2022

July: "Amazing Animals"

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
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, by Bill Martin Jr.
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Summary:  What will you hear when you read this book to a child? Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the ...   (read more)
1st Grade
The Fish Who Found the Sea, by Alan Watts
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Summary:  In this tale of a tail, we meet a fish with a curiously familiar problem - he’s gotten himself so mixed up that he spends all his time chasing ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
What If You Had Animal Hair?, by Sandra Markle
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Summary:  If you could have any animal's hair, whose would you choose?

If you had a polar bear's double coat, you would never have to wear a hat ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story Of The Shopping Mall Gorilla, by Katherine Applegate
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Summary:  Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life ...   (read more)
4th Grade
A Wolf Called Wander, by Rosanne Parry
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Summary:  Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Pax, by Sara Pennypacker
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Summary:  Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military ...   (read more)