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Elementary SBCUSD Reads - April

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Theme of the Month

Rhyme Time or Not text on a background of a quill and parchment

 TK - 1st Recommendations

Ricky and the Rock that Couldn't Roll

From zippy little pebbles to big strong boulders, the rock friends get together to play and roll around their favorite hill, only to find that one of their friends, Ricky, can't roll with them. Unlike all of the other rocks, who are all round, Ricky can't roll because he's flat on one side.  Determined not to leave their friend behind, the rocks set out to help Ricky roll - one way or another.


Pencils on Strike

The pencils have had enough! They are tired of not being respected as they are important and simply go on strike.

 2nd / 3rd Grade Recommendations

The Seven Silly Eaters

In this book Mrs. Peters has seven children — each of whom will eat (or drink) only one particular food. Poor Mrs. Peters is worn to the bone cooking homemade oatmeal, baking homemade bread, squeezing lemons for lemonade and peeling apples for applesauce. At the end of the book the family discovers a recipe that everyone will eat.


Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems

This poetry book is so clever – each poem tells the story of a famous fairy tale from two views and each viewpoint uses exactly the same words but in the reverse order of the other.


4th / 5th Grade Recommendations

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

First published in 1939, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot is a collection of whimsical poems about cats. Perfect for children and cat lovers alike, this delightful book of poems, which is written in verse, tells the story of a variety of cats and their secret lives.



The poem follows a young boy who is warned to beware a creature called the Jabberwock. The boy ignores the warning and goes looking for the Jabberwock. When he finds the creature, he battles it and returns home victorious. His father greets him with praises.


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