Bridge New Readers Book Club (Teens and Adults)
Bridge books: Using select picture book titles to connect interesting story with the new reader's vocabulary demands.
Book: The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci
Set in Martinique, this beautifully illustrated retelling of a traditional West Indies tale tells the story of inseparable friends, the power of love, and Caribbean magic.
Book: Erika-San by Allen Say
Allen Say, winner of the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather’s Journey, weaves a spellbinding story of
Erika’s journey to Japan in search of adventure.
Destination: Jupiter by Seymour Simon
Hank Aaron - Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbock
Pueblo Storyteller by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
“Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch” – This quirky book provides a touching look at the bonds between parents and children through their lifespans.
“Yertle the Turtle” by Dr Seuss” – With classic Seuss rhyming, this book addresses issues of rights within a political system.
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein” – A quietly beautiful story about the nature of love, with simple line drawings that echo the spirit of the book.
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats” – Captures the excitement of the first snow day of the season from a child’s point of view.
“Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” by William Steig – A touching story about how getting what you wished for isn’t always what you’d thought it would be.
“Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse” by Leo Leoni – A poignant tale of loyalty accompanied by Leoni’s lovely textured illustrations.
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