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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, July 9, 2018

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
Mix It Up!, by Herve Tullet
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Summary:  Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination. ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons, by Jon Muth
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Summary:  Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons! Eating warm cookies on a cold day is easy, water catches every thrown stone ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt
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Summary:  Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. Each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Poet's Dog, by Patricia MacLachlan
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Summary:  Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, by Melissa Sweet
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Summary:  Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. ...   (read more)
5th Grade
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney
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Summary:  When Greg finds an old video camera in his basement, he thinks he may have discovered just the thing to prove he’s got big-time talent. With the help ...   (read more)