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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Sunday, July 24, 2016

August: "Arts & Entertainment"

Click on each book title for synopsis, discussion topics, and activity ideas.
Please note: We will provide you with hardcover copies of these titles to read to the children.
After the reading clubs, these books will be donated immediately to each school's library.

Kindergarten
Beautiful Oops!, by Barney Saltzberg
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Summary:  A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Duck! Rabbit!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
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Summary:  Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it . With more than 100,000 copies sold, this classic picture book is now available in a sturdy ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, by Michelle Markel
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Summary:  Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, by Jen Bryant
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Summary:  When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie’s notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie’s words ...   (read more)
4th Grade
My Life as a Cartoonist, by Janet Tashjian
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Summary:  There's a new kid in Derek Fallon's class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair. Derek's family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
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Summary:  Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the ...   (read more)