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Teacher-Selected Books for This Month's Reading Clubs



Last updated Thursday, August 4, 2022

August: "Arts & Creativity"

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

Kindergarten
Henri's Scissors, by Jeanette Winter
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Summary:  In a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile Matisse drew pictures everywhere, and when he grew up, he moved to Paris and became ...   (read more)
1st Grade
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little People BIG DREAMS, by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Summary:  Jean-Michel Basquiat was an influential African-American artist whose paintings took the world of graffiti art to the New York gallery scene. He ...   (read more)
2nd Grade
My Hands Sing the Blues, by Jeanne Walker Harvey
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Summary:  As a young boy growing up in North Carolina, Romare Bearden listened to his great-grandmother's Cherokee stories and heard the whistle of the train ...   (read more)
3rd Grade
The Met Hokusai: He Saw the World in a Wave (What the Artist Saw), by Susie Hodge
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Summary:  In What the Artist Saw: Hokusai, meet groundbreaking Japanese artist Hokusai. Step into his life and learn what led him to create more than ...   (read more)
4th Grade
Marcus Makes a Movie, by Kevin Hart and Geoff Rodkey
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Summary:  Marcus is NOT happy to be stuck in after-school film class . . . until he realizes he can turn the story of the cartoon superhero he's been drawing ...   (read more)
5th Grade
The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire, Book 15), by Tui T. Sutherland
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Summary:  Luna has always wanted to change the world - to fix it, to free it - even if she's never actually known how. Now that all of dragon and humankind ...   (read more)