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Celebrate Halloween with this Mystery Booklist for Grades 3 through 7

Spooky. Ghostly. Eerie. Enchanting. The Halloween season sparks imagination, creativity and a sense of wonder in children of all ages. Holidays and traditions are a great opportunity to build upon the imagination and make reading fun.
Taken from the Kumon Recommended Reading List, this collection of books possesses strong literary merit with supernatural, mysterious, and

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Kumon Staff Pick: My Father’s Dragon

RRL Title: My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
 
Readers between 3rd and 5th grade
Why do you personally enjoy this book?
My Father’s Dragon is a fantastic tale that, although it sounds as if it might be scary, is actually quite comical and up-lifting. The illustrations are beautifully done, especially the map inside

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Kumon Staff Pick: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

RRL Title: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Readers between 5th and 8th grade
 
Why do you personally enjoy this book?
I first read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry when I was in seventh grade, and it still resonates with me as an adult. The story takes place in

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Kumon Staff Pick: Clown by Quentin Blake

RRL Title: Clown written and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Grade/Kumon Level of Book: Pre-reader/RRL 6A-2
 
Why do you personally enjoy this book?
Clown is a wordless picture book that begins with the title character being carelessly tossed into the trash with his stuffed-animal friends. Instead of becoming disheartened, Clown makes every effort possible to

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