The Buckley Readers Club (BRC) is a non-competitive book club designed to increase students’ awareness and enjoyment of quality literature. Book lists are provided for each of the categories noted below. Students are encouraged to participate and set goals suitable for their age and development. The categories are divided by grades and span three years.
Log-in slips are located in the Lower School Library on the BRC shelf. Students record the books they’ve read on these forms and leave them in the tray. A library volunteer enters the information into the student’s electronic file. Many books on our lists are read in the classroom and during library class. Students may submit log-in slips for any books they’ve read themselves as well as those they've had read to them.

BRC Books

LC1/Caldecott Books
  • The Dark
  • Sebastian and the Balloon
  • Hello, My Name is Ruby
  • Lenny & Lucy 
  • What Was the Vietnam War
  • If I Built a School
  • Who Is Oprah Winfrey 
  • This is MY Fort 
  • What is Inside THIS Box 
  • Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! 
  • The Pigeon Has to go to School 
  • La Princesa and the Pea
  • Imagine That! 
  • Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair
  • The Buddy Bench
  • Those Shoes
  • The Wall in the Middle of the Book
  • The Cool Bean
  • Nerdy Birdy
  • Nerdy Birdy Tweets
  • Sofia Valdez Future Prez
  • Parker Looks Up
  • Just Ask!
  • This Book Is Gray
  • Maybe You Should Fly a Jet? Maybe You Should Be a Vet?
  • The Mess That We Made
LC2/Newbery Books
  • Her Right Foot
  • A Friend for Dragon
  • The Best Man
  • Rupple Butter Cup
  • White Bird
New Purple Dot Books - April 2021
  • Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
  • Dactyl Hill Squad (book three-Thunder Run) by Daniel Jose Older
  • Ruby Bridges, This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges
  • Unicorn Diaries Bo’s Magical New Friend by Rebecca Elliott
  • Unicorn Diaries Bo and the Dragon-Pup by Rebecca Elli Byott
  • Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop (The Sanitation Strike of 1986) by Alice Faye Duncan
  • Watch Me by Doyin Richards
  • We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
  • The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome
  • The Alphabet’s Alphabet by Chris Harris
  • Hold on to your Music-The inspiring true story of the Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
  • Gator, Gator, Gator!  By Daniel Bernstrom
  • Titan and the Wild Boars, The true cave rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran
  • My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera
  • The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson
  • Almond by Allen Say
  • I Can Be Anything!  Don’t tell me I Can’t By Diane Dillon
  • Addy’s Cup of Sugar, Based on a Buddhist Story of Healing by Jon J. Muth
  • The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
  • Sergeant Reckless, The true story of the little horse who became a hero! By Patricia McCormick
  • The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee
  • I Will Dance by Nancy Bo Flood
  • Step Right Up, How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman
  •  My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell
A description of the recognition opportunities is noted below. We encourage students to set goals and track their progress.

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Lower School Librarian

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  • Photo of Randee Borggrebe

    Randee Borggrebe 

    Lower School Librarian and Technology Specialist
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 403

Library Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:
7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Wed: 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.