The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in
his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do.
But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of
Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking
watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and
Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing.
Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams.
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home,
Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a
mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial
abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being
home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in
Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his
classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
For October's Grades 3-4 Book Club, we read Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold. This is a sequel to A Boy Called Bat , whic...
For June's Book Club, we read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Harry, Evan, Callum, Cameron, Calvin and John were present and Andreas...
For March's Book Club, we read the Newbery Medal winner, The One and Only Ivan , by Katherine Applegate. Cadence, Cameron, C laire,...
We had a great book discussion in December about The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Avery, Cam, Charles, Claire, Ellie, Gwyneth, Lil...