Reading Resources (Ages 4-8)

Below you will find great books about various aspects of the entertainment and art world for younger readers! The digital resource listed by each eBook below can be found in the Library Resources tab in your CCISD portal.

Nonfiction

Beyoncé
By E. Merwin
Series: Amazing Americans. Pop Music Stars
Publisher: Bearport Publishing
Interest Level: Gr. Pre-K - 3

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Highlights the life and career of Beyoncé. Includes a timeline, a glossary, resources for further information, and color photographs. Other titles in the Pop Music Stars series include: Bruno Mars.

Fiction

Art's Supplies
By Chris Tougas
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Interest Level: Gr. K - 3

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"It's not my fault!” Art declared. “My supplies have a mind of their own!” In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art's supplies come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic—and art! Pastels, pencils and paints, crayons, brushes and markers, everything gets in on the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun. Chris Tougas' brilliant illustrations and clever text explore the essence of the creative process in a way that children will understand.


Diva Duck Dreams
By Janice Levy and Colleen M. Madden
Series: Diva Duck Looking Glass Library
Publisher: Magic Wagon
Interest Level: Gr. K - 3

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Diva Duck dreams of becoming famous as a singer. Other titles in this series include: Diva Duck Goes to Hollywood and Diva Duck Travels the World.


The First Music
By Dylan Pritchett
Illustrator: Erin Bennett Banks
Publisher: August House, Inc.
Interest Level: Gr. K - 3

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When the animals all get together in the jungle, they discover that the noise that they have been making is indeed music. Dylan Pritchett weaves a tale that helps us discover that we all have music inside just waiting to come out.

Ish
By Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Interest Level: Gr. K - 3

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Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care. A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book The Dot.

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