Take a look at our August books!
Our Curriculum Committee has been hard at work coming up with great craft and
discussion ideas for our readers in August. For a complete listing of this
month's titles, craft ideas and discussion topics, please
Volunteers are sure to love our First Grade
selection, Big Al, by Andrew
Clements. Poor Big Al! He just wants to make friends. This
beautifully illustrated book allows readers to swim through the trials and
tribulations of the scariest fish in the ocean as he proves himself to be a
great catch as a friend. After reading this heart-warming (and very goofy)
story, volunteers can make fish mobiles with the kids in their Club.
I meant what I said/And I said what I meant . . . /An elephant's
faithful/One hundred percent!
These memorable words echo throughout our Second
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss -- a classic for all of us.
Horton's stubborn faithfulness gets him in trouble with the weather, a band of
hunters and indignities at the circus, but his commitment pays off in the end
with a big surprise. The kids will never believe what Horton hatches.
Judy Blume still captures the imagination of children and adults alike.
As our Fourth Grade volunteers read
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,
they will be transported back to their childhood, remembering the difficulties
of being a fourth grader and the demands of the world. Our protagonist,
Peter, must deal with his little brother Fudge interfering with his life,
pestering his turtle and generally disrupting things. We know that you
will enjoy this trip down memory lane and the reminder that some things in
childhood never change.
We hope that you enjoy these selections, along with our other books in
August. Join us!
Maryanna Abdo and Karrah Lompa
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)