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Book Club

This year, Ms. Galloway and Ms. Lester are so excited to be leading a brand new club to promote literacy for our students! We are partnering with Read to Succeed to start a book club here at CGE! This club will be available to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. We will be reading a different book with each grade level, and are hoping to cover at least 4 books throughout the school year.  Students who are chosen to be a member of the book club will be given a copy of the book we are going to be reading and, after completion, can keep the book for their personal home library! 



  • Students will be required to fill out an application, with parent approval, as well as get a teacher recommendation.
  • Students will meet after school one day per month.
  • Students and parents are responsible for arranging transportation from book club.
  • Students must attend all meetings and exhibit Timberwolf expectations during the school day as well as during the book club meetings.
  • Any students who receive three warnings for 1) Behavior, 2) Late pickups, or 3) Missing meetings will be removed from the club for the remainder of the school year. These warnings will be documented by the club sponsors and given to the parents at pickup.
3rd Grade Books

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. Featuring black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Bagram Ibatoulline.

4th Grade Books

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known. 

5th Grade Books


Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid.

The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.