Elementary SBCUSD Reads - October
TK - 1st Recommendations
Why did the chicken cross the road? This hilariously spooky picture book is perfect in the days leading up to Halloween, and it gives new meaning to the notion of “the other side.” Why? Because here, when the chicken attempts to cross the road, he gets flattened by a truck and becomes a ghost. He’s supposed to cause a bit of trouble in his new form, but is it really nice to scare people?
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.He eats them on the way to school. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they? Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.
2nd / 3rd Grade Recommendations
Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
There is no debating it — Lazlo is afraid of the dark. Unfortunately, Lazlo and the dark live in the same house, but at least the dark usually stays locked up in the basement. Until, however, the night it escapes. And on that fateful night, the dark actually comes up to Lazlo’s room. A brilliant story of one boy’s big fear — and subsequent achievement.
4th / 5th Grade Recommendations
Kris's twin sister has just gotten a ventriloquist's dummy and it's all anyone - their parents, their friends - seem to care about. Kris is tired of being ignored so she gets a dummy of her own. But double the dummies start to mean double the trouble...and horror.