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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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
Green is a Chili Pepper: A Book of Colors, by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
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Summary:  In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Louise Loves Art, by Kelly Light
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Summary:  Meet Louise. Louise loves art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece—her pièce de ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Linnea in Monet's Garden, by Christina Björk
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Summary:  Linnea has been in Paris. And she has visited the painter Claude Monet's garden! She even stood on the same little Japanese bridge that Monet painted ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Art Detective: Spot the Difference!, by Doris Kutschbach
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Summary:  From Michelangelo to Picasso, art history is filled with stories of spectacular forgeries that have stumped the greatest scholars of their time. It ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Words with Wings, by Nikki Grimes
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Summary:  Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Harlem Charade, by Natasha Tarpley
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Summary:  Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at ...   (read more)