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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Tuesday, July 18, 2017

August: "Arts & Entertainment"

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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
Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall
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Summary:  A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book. Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Why Is Blue Dog Blue?, by George Rodrigue and Bruce Goldstone
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Summary:  From Booklist: Cajun artist George Rodrigue first painted his distinctive, blueberry-colored pooch in 1984. Since then, Blue Dog has become a pop ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, by Joyce Sidman
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Summary:  With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, by Duncan Tonatiuh
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Summary:  This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego ...   (read more)
4th Grade
A Child's Introduction to Art: The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures, by Heather Alexander
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Summary:  A Child's Introduction to Art introduces kids ages 9 through 12 to the art world's most famous painters, styles, and periods, all brought to ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, by Rachel Renιe Russell
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Summary:  Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in this SUPER SQUEE ...   (read more)