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TOV Read Detroit 2017

Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy’s Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV) invites you to celebrate National Reading Month by reading books with children at Bagley Elementary School in Detroit.

Please bring new books to read and donate to students grades K-3. See our approved book list here.

Suggested Book List

This is by no means an exhaustive list of books. Generally, the suggested reading level is on the back cover of the book. Please buy local! For a print-friendly version of this list, click here.

Title Author Reading Level
I Lost My Bear Jules Feiffer k-1
Any Title Dr. Seuss k-2
Kasia’s Surprise Stella Gurney k-2
Mirror Jeannie Baker k-3
Hi! Fly Guy Tedd Arnold 1.5
Goodnight Moon Margaret Brown 1.8
Splat the Cat Rob Scotton 1.9
Betsey Biggalow is Here Marlorie Blackman 2.0-3.0
Number 1 Car Spotter Atinuke 2.0-3.0
Danny and the Dinosaur Syd Hoff 2.3
Henry and Mudge Cynthia Ryland 2.3
Babar Loses his Crown Laurent de Brunhoff 2.3
Boom Chicka Rock John Archambault 2.4
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish 2.5
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats 2.5
Kjust me and My Little Brother Mercer Mayor 2.5
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein 2.6
A House is a House for Me Mary Ann Hoberman 2.6
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff 2.7
The Best Seat in Second Grade Katherine Kenah 2.8
Gregory the Terrible Eater Mitchell Sharmat 2.8
Frog and Toad are Friends Arnold Lovel 2.9
Ron’s Big Mission Rose Blue and Corrine Naden 2.9
Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle 2.9
Goldilocks and the Three Martians Stu Smith 3
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson 3
Big Bug Surprise Julia Gran 3.1
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes 3.1
Stone Soup Ann McGovern 3.1
Freckle Juice Judy Blume 3.1
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown 3.2
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister 3.3
Fairytale News Colin and Jacqui Hawkins 3.4
So Much Trish Cooke 3.4
The Stinky Cheese Man Jon Scieszka 3.4
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak 3.4
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman 3.5
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Voist 3.7
Dad, Jackie and Me Myron Uhlberg 3.8
The Paper Bag Princess Robert Munsch 3.8
The Days the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt 3.8
Ivy and Bean Annie Barrows 3.9
Eloise Kay Thompson 4.6
Ramona Quimby Age 8 Beverly Cleary 5.6

Contact Debbie Grossman at (248) 203-1456 or


Sorry, pre-registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome!

Tikkun Olam Volunteers Leadership

Sharon Resnick & Beth Snider
TOV Co-Chairs

Regina Colton & Rachel Opperer
TOV Associate Chairs

Sherrie Singer
Vice-President, Women’s Philanthropy

Leah Trosch
President, Women’s Philanthropy

Sue E. Kaufman
Campaign Chair, Women’s Philanthropy

Amy Neistein
Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Sarah Casman
Special Events Coordinator

TOV Committee

Judy Allen
Jodi Becker
Linda Blumstein
Rosa Chessler
Sandra Eidelman
Linda Finkel
Sheilah Goldberg
Shari Goldstein
Micki Grossman
Rochelle Iczkovitz
Nancy Kantor
Jessica Klein
Margo Lazar
Paula Lebowitz

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Dottie Levitsky
Sharon Mashkin
Aliza McMillan
Lori Miller
Jo-Anne Nosan
Karen Rosenberg
Sheri Rotenberg
Edie Rubin
Susan Sills-Levey
Lynn Silverman
Lyudmila Sivak
Ellen Starr

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