Sugar Creek Elementary School - June 3, 2013


Kids’ Choice Book Group has been an enrichment opportunity in the Verona Area School District for 21 years! Each neighborhood elementary school runs a Kids’ Choice book group just for 5th graders! Each student who participates makes a commitment to read one book each week for five weeks and to come to book group prepared to talk! The five books are preselected by Learning Resource Coordinators at our elementary sites. Only new books are considered and most books are nominated for The Newberry Award. The Association for Library Service to Children gives this award annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. At Sugar Creek, Kids’ Choice book group members do not all read the same book each week. As we read different titles, we learn to have rich discussions about topics such as theme, character development, plot, setting, diversity and author’s style. For our last book group, we walked to Verona’s own Tuvalu for one last good book discussion and a treat!

Kids’ Choice Books- 2013 

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

 And our winner was…   Wonder

Students in the Kids' Choice Book Group include Joaquin Pastrana, Luke Steele, Brady Leverson, Colleen Quinn, Mary Saley, Abby Wampfler, Joanna Mena, Alejandro Quechol, Chris Garcia, Anya Mackaron, and Nick Heinzen.


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