Book Selection


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child reading

On the Shelf

Our book selection committee members are certified teachers, including several reading specialists. The book committee chooses many books for each grade level from the large list of titles that have been selected by District 150 schools for the Accelerated Reading Program, a nationally recognized reading incentive program available to teachers in our district. If students and teachers desire, the books can be used as a part of that program.

At least twelve different titles will be available for each grade, with a span of ability levels appropriate for the grade. The selections include both fiction and non-fiction titles.

We also have Literacy Partnerships with First Book and Scholastic, two great organizations that offer terrific discounts on children's books for programs like ours. We welcome your book suggestions!

Featured book:
Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems are great books for beginning readers. Accelerated Reader sets their reading levels from 0.5 to 1.5 indicating that they are good for readers in kindergarten and early in grade 1. (Click image to expand.)

rocketing off of the book stack