The Book List

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We will be reading many amazing and wonderful children’s books during the course of the 10 weeks, during the Build Your Masterpiece Class. Take this opportunity to check out the books, and I recommend looking for them at your local library.


The Books


Living in Italy by Chloe Perkins

Papa Piccolo by Carol Talley

Craft it: Hand-Blown Glass by Madison Spielman

Carnival at Candlelight by Magic Tree House


This is Rome by Miroslav Sasek 

Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan

Katie and the Mona Lisa by James Mayhew

Strega Nona by Tomy dePaola

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy by Shannon Jones

Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano


Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Just Behave Picasso by J. Winter

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France by Shannon Jones

Picasso and Minou by P.L. Maltbie

The Three Musicians: A Children’s Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso by Veronique Massenot

Henri’s Scissors by Jeannette Winter

Matisse the King of Color by Laurence Anholt

The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks

The Mermaid and the Parakeet: A Children’s Book Inspired by Henri Matisse by Veronique Massenot

A Bird or Two: A Story about Henri Matisse by Bijou Le Tord


Katie and the Lily Pond by James Mayhew

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt

Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew

Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

“Summer” by Christina G. Rossetti  (Included reading)

Katie in London by James Mayhew

A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall

Nonni’s Moon by Julia Inserro and Lucy Smith

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame


Katie in Scotland by James Mayhew

Nessie the Loch Ness Monster by Richard Brassey

Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers by Mairi Hedderwick

Hamish the Highland Cow by Natalie Russell

My Heart’s in the Highlands by Robert Burns, Included Reading

Brigid’s Cloak by Bryce Milligan

“The Tale of the Cloak Covering the Land of Kildare” included Reading

Fiona’s Lace by Patrica Polacco

Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo




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