Summer Read-a-thon Week 5 Theme

July 8, 2013

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the Read-a-thon? Time really does fly! I hope you’re all enjoying the themes and activities!

This week’s theme is near and dear to my children’s hearts. It’s how they spend much of their time:


The arts encompasses not just your typical art projects like painting and drawing, but music, theater, sculpting and more! It’s all about creativity and self-expression in any and every form. So dig in this week and create!

Here are some fine arts related reads to get your creative juices flowing!

3 – 5
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book)
Harold and the Purple Crayon 50th Anniversary Edition (Purple Crayon Books)
Leonardo and the Flying Boy
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Caldecott Honor Book)
I See the Rhythm

6 – 10
Tales from Shakespeare
Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!
Linnea in Monet’s Garden
13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know
Tell Me a Picture
Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Second Mrs. Gioconda
Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Art Fraud Detective: Spot the Difference, Solve the Crime!
Renaissance Art Book

Happy reading! Remember to check back later in the week for fun activities and ideas!

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