Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Monday, July 9, 2018

August: "Arts & Entertainment"

Kindergarten
Mix It Up!, by Herve Tullet
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. Tullet sends readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page.
1st Grade
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons, by Jon Muth
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 skip skip splash.

With a featherlight touch and disarming charm, Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.
2nd Grade
The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt
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 the crayon box.
3rd Grade
The Poet's Dog, by Patricia MacLachlan
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 keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children. Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds children trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home—and without fear they understand him. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan . . . only now his owner is gone
4th Grade
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, by Melissa Sweet
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. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life.
5th Grade
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney
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 of his best friend, Rowley, Greg hatches a plan to make a scary movie . . . and to become rich and famous in the process.
But is doubling down on movie-making a smart plan? Or is it just a recipe for doubling Greg’s troubles?