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Seventh Ward Elementary Book Club 



  • 5th grade student at SWE 

  • Must love to read and be committed to reading selected book club books

  • Attend meetings held in the library Wednesdays before school.

  • Must reach your AR goal each 9 weeks.

SWE Book Club Meetings

Dates: (Wednesday Mornings)     

Time:  7:20 am- 7:40 am

Place:  Library

2019-2020 LYRC 3-5th Grade Nominated Title List

1. Army Brats by Daphne Benedis-Grab, 9780545932059, 240 pgs. Scholastic. 2017. IL:MG – BL:5.8 – AR Pts:7.0. AR Quiz No. 187856 [multi-racial family, adopted Chinese child, mom serving in military, chapter book]

2. Balderdash: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, 9780811879224, 44 pgs. Chronicle Books. 2017. IL:LG – BL:4.4 – AR Pts:0.5.  AR Quiz No. 187732 [two starred reviews, picture book biography]

3. A Boy Called Bat (#1) by Elana K. Arnold, illustrated by Charles Santoso, 9780062445827, 208 pgs. Walden Pond Press. Imprint of HarperCollins. 2017. IL:LG – BL:4.6 – AR Pts:3.0. AR Quiz No. 188149 [first book in a series, male protagonist, autism, starred review, chapter book]

4. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, 9781572842243, 32 pgs. Agate Publishing, Inc. IL: LG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 0.5. AR Quiz No. 194442 [picture book, African American interest, male protagonist, barber shop, confidence, positive message, Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Author & Illustrator Honor, Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winner]

5. Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton, 9780670016945, 40 pgs. Penguin Young Readers Group. 2017. IL:LG – BL:3.6 – AR Pts:0.5. AR Quiz No. 189684 [nonfiction picture book, two starred reviews, Children’s Choice Book Award Winner]

6. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark, illustrated by Katy Wu, 9781454920007, 44 pgs. Sterling Children’s Books. 2017. BL:LG – BL:4.7 – AR Pts:0.5.  AR Quiz No. 190028 [female protagonist, picture book biography, STEM, starred review]

7. Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra, 9780375974298, 48 pgs. Random House Children’s Books. IL:LG – BL:3.6 – AR Pts:0.5. AR Quiz No. 192295 [picture book biography, Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat creation, told in prose, two starred reviews] 

8. Jake the Fake Keeps it Real by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Keith Knight, 9780553523515, 138 pgs. Crown Books for Young readers. Imprint of Penguin Random House. IL:MG – BL:5.4 – AR Pts:3.0. AR Quiz No. 188346 [African American male protagonist, humor, school antics, Arts & Music Academy, first in series, for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, chapter book] 

9. Lemons by Melissa Savage, 9781524700126, 308 pgs. Crown Books for Young Readers. Imprint of Penguin Random House. IL:MG – BL:5.5 – AR Pts:7.0. AR Quiz No. 191013  [male and female protagonists, chapter book, moving, Bigfoot, friendship, adventure, sorrow, loss and healing, coming of age story]

10. Malala – Activist for Girl’s Education by Raphaelle Frier, illustrated by Aurelia Fronty, 9781580897853, 48 pgs. Charlesbridge. IL:LG – BL:5.0 – AR Pts:0.5. AR Quiz No. 187925 [picture book biography, Mildred L. Batchelder Honor]

11. Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson, 9780544873315, 197 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. IL:MG – BL:4.4 – AR Pts:4.0. AR Quiz No. 191981 [male protagonist, chapter book, sled dogs and sled racing, creating a business] 

12. The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress, 9781101940051, 305 pgs. Delacorte Press. Imprint of Penguin Random House. IL:MG – BL:5.4 – AR Pts:9.0. AR Quiz No. 189897 [male and female protagonists, adventure, humor, missing persons, hired thugs, rescue mission, first in a series, chapter book, for fans of Lemony Snicket]

13. The Princess and the Peas by Rachel Himes, 9781580897181, 32 pgs. Charlesbridge.  IL:LG –BL:3.7 – AR Pts:0.5. AR Quiz No. 189593 [modern day fairy tale retelling of the Princess and the Pea, African American protagonist, cooking, picture book]

14. Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors, 9780062447630, 168 pgs. HarperCollins Publishers. IL:LG – BL:3.7 – AR Pts:2.0. AR Quiz No. 190602 [story of Wedgie the corgi dog and Gizmo the guinea pig, blended families, humorous, chapter book, first in a series, for fans of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish]

15. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Charles Santoso, 9781250043221, 215 pgs.     Feiwel & Friends. Imprint of Macmillan. IL:MG – BL:4.2- AR Pts:3.0. AR Quiz No. 191418 [story is told through the eyes of a tree, kindness, accepting others, making friends, nature, wishes, starred review, chapter book]

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