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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2000)



Last updated Thursday, September 10, 2020

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December: "Winter Holidays"

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Max's Christmas, by Rosemary Wells (Kindergarten)
Beni's First Chanukah, by Jane Breskin Zalben (1st Grade)
My First Kwanzaa Book, by Deborah M. Newton-Chocolate (2nd Grade)
The Wild Christmas Reindeer, by Jan Brett (3rd Grade)
The Chanukkah Guest, by Eric Kimmel (4th Grade)
The Clown of God, by Tomie dePaola (5th Grade)

November: "Thanksgiving"

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Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit, by Norman Bridwell (Kindergarten)
Thanksgiving Day, by Anne Rockwell (1st Grade)
Arthur's Thanksgiving, by Marc Brown (2nd Grade)
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons', by Eileen Spinelli (3rd Grade)
Daisy's Crazy Thanksgiving, by Margery Cuyler (4th Grade)
How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story, by Eve Bunting (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween"

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Go Away, Big Green Monster!, by Ed Emberly (Kindergarten)
In the Haunted House, by Eve Bunting (1st Grade)
Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman (1st Grade)
The Hallo-Wiener, by Dav Pilkey (2nd Grade)
The House that Drac Built, by Judy Sierra (3rd Grade)
Maria Molina and the Days of the Dead, by Katherine Krull (5th Grade)

September: "Imagination, Fantasy, and Folklore"

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Whose Mouse Are You?, by Robert Kraus (Kindergarten)
Baby Rattlesnake, by Te Ata (1st Grade)
Zomo the Rabbit, by Gerald McDermott (2nd Grade)
Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, by Jerdine Nolen (3rd Grade)
When the Fly Flew In, by Lisa Westberg Peters (4th Grade)
The Great Kapok Tree, by Lynne Cherry (5th Grade)

August: "Feelings and Emotions"

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When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry..., by Molly Bang (Kindergarten)
Sheila Rae, the Brave, by Kevin Henkes (1st Grade)
Jamaica and Brianna, by Juanita Havill (2nd Grade)
Hooway for Wodney Wat, by Helen Lester (3rd Grade)
Frederick, by Leo Lionni (4th Grade)
The Cello of Mr. O, by Jane Cutler (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Come Along, Daisy!, by Jane Simmons (Kindergarten)
Owen, by Kevin Henkes (1st Grade)
The Growing Up Feet, by Beverly Cleary (2nd Grade)
Ira Sleeps Over, by Bernard Waber (3rd Grade)
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys, by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard (4th Grade)
My Rows and Piles of Coins, by Tololwa M. Mollel (5th Grade)

June: "Animals"

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Chicken Little, by Michael K. Crawford (Kindergarten)
Little Polar Bear, by Hans de Beer (1st Grade)
Annie and the Wild Animals, by Jan Brett (2nd Grade)
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, by Doreen Cronin (3rd Grade)
The House on East 88th Street, by Bernard Waber (4th Grade)
My Nine Lives by Clio, by Marjorie Priceman (5th Grade)

May: "Family"

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No Matter What, by Debi Gliori (Kindergarten)
I Love You the Purplest, by Barbara M. Joosse (1st Grade)
Now One Foot, Now the Other, by Tomie dePaola (2nd Grade)
The Pain and the Great One, by Judy Blume (3rd Grade)
And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends, by Mary Anne Hoberman (4th Grade)
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, by Patricia Polacco (5th Grade)

April: "Environment"

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Where Once There Was a Wood, by Denise Fleming (Kindergarten)
Water Dance, by Thomas Locker (1st Grade)
Children of the Earth, by Amy Churba (2nd Grade)
See the Ocean, by Estelle Condra (3rd Grade)
Weslandia, by Paul Feishman (4th Grade)

March: "Positive Images of Women"

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I Like Me!, by Nancy Carlson (Kindergarten)
Stephanie's Ponytail, by Robert N. Munsch (1st Grade)
The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert N. Munsch (2nd Grade)
Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman (3rd Grade)
Frida Maria: A Story of the Old Southwest, by Deborah N. Lattimore (4th Grade)
The Rough-Face Girl, by Rafe Martin (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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Elmer, by David McKee (Kindergarten)
The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister (1st Grade)
Friends, by Helme Heine (2nd Grade)
Ruby the Copycat, by Peggy Rathmann (3rd Grade)
Harry and Willy and Carrothead, by Judith Caseley (4th Grade)
Roxaboxen, by Alice McLerran (5th Grade)

January: "Diversity"

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What a Wonderful World, by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele (Kindergarten)
The Spotty Pig, by Dick King-Smith (1st Grade)
A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon (2nd Grade)
The Three Pigs/Los Tres Cerdos: Nacho, Tito, and Miguel, by Bobbi Salinas (3rd Grade)
Smokey Night, by Eve Bunting (4th Grade)
Who Belongs Here?, by Mary Burns Knight (5th Grade)

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