A Reading List:

  • For Children
  • Advocacy
  • Assessment
  • Literacy
  • Fund-raising
...and more!

Please add others to the list, in one or more categories, you feel would be worthy of being on our Arts "Bookshelf!"


The Bookshelf

Dog-Eared


  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future – Daniel H. Pink
  • Asking – Jerold Panas
  • Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning – AEP; ed. Edward B. Fiske
  • for Understanding – Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
  • Critical Evidence: How the ARTS Benefit Student Achievement – Sandra S. Ruppert
  • Deeper Learning – Eric Jensen and LeAnn Nickelsen
  • The Element – Ken Robinson
  • The Fred Factor – Mark Sanborn
  • The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards – Jerold Panas
  • Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts – Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, and Arthur Brooks
  • Mega Gifts – Jerold Panas
  • Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson
  • Readicide – Kelly Gallagher
  • Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People – Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein
  • Strategies for Differentiating Instruction – Julia L. Roberts and Tracy F. Inman
  • Teaching with Poverty in Mind – Eric Jensen
  • The World is Flat – Thomas L. Friedman


All Arts–Good Reads and Resources


Good Reads

  • Completing the Puzzle: The Brain-Compatible Approach to Leaning – Eric Jensen
  • Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching – Robyn R. Jackson
  • Teaching with the Brain in Mind – Eric Jensen
  • The Rise of the Creative Class – Richard Florida
  • Third Space: When Learning Matters – AEP, Lauren M. Stevenson and Richard J. Deasy

Teacher Resources

  • The Art and Science of Teaching – Robert J. Marzano
  • Assessing Differentiated Student Products – Julia L. Roberts and Tracy F. Inman
  • Different Brains, Different Learners – Eric Jensen
  • Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts – Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, and Arthur Brooks
  • Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids – Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe
  • Learning with the Body in Mind – Eric Jensen
  • Managing Diverse Classrooms: How to Build on Students’ Cultural
  • Multiple Intelligences – Thomas Armstrong
  • Slide:ology – Nancy Duarte
  • Strengths – Carrie Rothstein-Fisch and Elise Trumbull
  • Start with the Arts – VSA Arts
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas – Rachel Billmeyer and Mary Lee Barton
  • Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge – The National Arts Education Consortium
  • Understanding by Design – Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
  • A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can be More Creative – Roger von Oech
  • What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action – Robert J. Marzano


Arts and Literacy/Integration–Children’s Books

  • Art Auction Mystery: Find the Fakes, Save the Sale – Anna Nilson
  • Barn Dance! – Pat Hutchins
  • The Bat Boy & His Violin – Gavin Curtis
  • Chicken Joy on Redbean Road – Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • Dear Mr. Blueberry – Simon James
  • Duke Ellington – Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd – Jeanette Winter
  • Gobble It Up! A Fun Song about Eating – Jim Arnosky
  • Grandpa’s Music: A Story about Alzheimer’s – Alison Acheson
  • I pledge allegiance – Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
  • I’ve Painted Everything! – Scott Magoon
  • Life Doesn’t Frighten Me – Maya Angelou
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing – James Weldon Johnson
  • Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales – John Scieszka and Lane Smith
  • SummertimeDubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward
  • Uncle Monday and Other Florida Tales – Kristin G. Congdon

Arts and Literacy–Teacher Resources

  • The Arts as Meaning Makers – Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Classroom – Claudia E. Cornett
  • The Book Whisperer – Donalyn Miller
  • Arts Integration Frameworks, Research & Practice: A Literature Review – Gail Burnaford
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly – ed. Hana Volavková
  • Multiple Forms of Literacy: Teaching Literacy and the Arts – Carolyn L. Piazza
  • Readicide – Kelly Gallagher
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas – Rachel Billmeyer and Mary Lee Barton

Assessment

  • Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom – Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart
  • Assessing Differentiated Student Products – Julia L. Roberts and Tracy F. Inman
  • Assessing Student Outcomes – Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jay McTighe
  • Checking for Understanding – Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
  • Transformative Assessment – W. James Popham

Dance

  • Barn Dance! – Pat Hutchins
  • Chicken Joy on Redbean Road – Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • Learning with the Body in Mind – Eric Jensen

Music

  • The Bat Boy & His Violin – Gavin Curtis
  • Duke Ellington – Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Exploring Careers in Music – MENC; compiled by Paul Bjorneberg
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd – Jeanette Winter
  • Gobble It Up! A Fun Song about Eating – Jim Arnosky
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing – James Weldon Johnson
  • Music with the Brain in Mind – Eric Jensen
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain – Oliver Sacks
  • SummertimeDubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward
  • Vision 2020: The Housewright Symposium on the Future of Music Education – MENC; ed. Clifford K. Madsen
  • The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marion Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights - Russell Freedman
  • The Worst Band in the Universe – Graeme Base

Post-Secondary and Community Arts Programs

  • Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centers in Education – ed. Stephen Marcus, Jane L. Polin, and Barbara Rich, Ed.D.
  • Art Works!: Prevention Programs for Youth & Communities – NEA; Paula Randall
  • Revitalizing Arts Education Through Community-Wide Coordination – Susan J. Bodilly and Catherine H. Augustine
  • Transforming Arts Teaching: The Role of Higher Education – ed. Jane L. Polin and Barbara Rich, Ed.D.

Theatre

  • Basic Drama Projects – Fran Averett Tanner, Ph.D.

Visual Art

  • Art Auction Mystery – Anna Nilsen
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly – ed. Hana Volavková
  • I Spy Colors in Art – Lucy Micklethwait
  • I’ve Painted Everything! – Scott Magoon
  • Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw – Kaethe Zemach
  • Purplicious – Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
  • Uncle Monday and Other Florida Tales – Kristin G. Congdon
  • Zoom – Istvan Banyai