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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2004)



Last updated Thursday, September 10, 2020

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December: "Winter Holidays"

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Christmas Cricket, by Eve Bunting (Kindergarten)
Night Tree, by Eve Bunting (1st Grade)
The Night Before Christmas, by Clement Moore (2nd Grade)
December, by Eve Bunting (3rd Grade)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson (4th Grade)
Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (5th Grade)

November: "Thanksgiving"

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Thanksgiving Mice, by Bethany Roberts (Kindergarten)
Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks, by John Bucchino (1st Grade)
Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast, by Kate Waters (2nd Grade)
Molly's Pilgrim, by Barbara Cohen (3rd Grade)
Thanksgiving on Thursday, by Mary Pope Osborne (4th Grade)
Turkeys, Pilgrims and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols, by Edna Barth (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween"

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Bugs That Go Bump in the Night, by David Carter (Kindergarten)
Shake Dem Halloween Bones, by W. Nikola-Lisa (1st Grade)
Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson (2nd Grade)
Tell Me a Scary Story--But Not Too Scary!, by Carl Reiner (3rd Grade)
The Best Halloween Ever, by Barbara Robinson (4th Grade)
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery, by Deborah Howe (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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The Three Pigs, by David Wiesner (Kindergarten)
Tikki Tikki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel (1st Grade)
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, by Ed Young (2nd Grade)
Rapunzel, by Paul O. Zelinsky (3rd Grade)
Aesop's Fables, by Aesop (4th Grade)
Mr. Peabody's Apples, by Madonna (5th Grade)

August: "Feelings and Emotions"

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I'm Quick as a Cricket, by Audrey Wood (Kindergarten)
Harry and the Terrible Whatzit, by Dick Gackenbach (1st Grade)
Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes (2nd Grade)
Brave Irene, by William Steig (3rd Grade)
The Wall, by Eve Bunting (4th Grade)
The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes (5th Grade)

July: "Schools"

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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, by Joseph Slate (Kindergarten)
Sumi's First Day of School Ever, by Soyung Pak (1st Grade)
When It's the Last Day of School, by Maribeth Boelts (2nd Grade)
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes (3rd Grade)
Remember : The Journey to School Integration, by Toni Morrison (4th Grade)
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, by Trinka Hakes Noble (5th Grade)

June: "Animals"

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs, by Priscilla Burris (Kindergarten)
We All Went on Safari, by Laurie Krebs (1st Grade)
Whales Passing, by Eve Bunting (2nd Grade)
Two Bad Ants, by Chris Van Allsburg (3rd Grade)
Dear Mrs. La Rue: Letters from Obedience School, by Mark Teague (4th Grade)
Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling (5th Grade)

May: "Family"

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I Love You All Day Long, by Francesca Rusackas (Kindergarten)
Wriggly, Wriggly Baby, by Jessica Clerk (1st Grade)
When I Wished I Was Alone, by Dave Cutler (2nd Grade)
The Hickory Chair, by Lisa Rowe Fraustino (3rd Grade)
Stepping Out With Grandma Mac, by Nikki Grimes (4th Grade)
Holes, by Louis Sachar (5th Grade)

April: "Environment"

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The Tin Forest, by Helen Ward (Kindergarten)
Where the Forest Meets the Sea, by Jeannie Baker (1st Grade)
The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore), by Stan Berenstain (2nd Grade)
The Butterfly House, by Eve Bunting (3rd Grade)
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein (4th Grade)
Fighting for the Forest, by Gloria Rand (5th Grade)

March: "Positive Images of Women"

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I Can Do It Too!, by Karen Baicker (Kindergarten)
When I Grow Up I Want to Be Me, by Sandra Magsamen (1st Grade)
Under the Quilt of Night, by Deborah Hopkinson (2nd Grade)
Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China, by Ai-Ling Louie (3rd Grade)
Dinner at Aunt Connie's House, by Faith Ringgold (4th Grade)
I Am Rosa Parks, by Rosa Parks (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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Horace And Morris But Mostly Delores, by James Howe (Kindergarten)
Best Friends for Frances, by Russell Hoban (1st Grade)
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox (2nd Grade)
Julius, by Angela Johnson (3rd Grade)
What's Wrong With Timmy?, by Maria Shriver (4th Grade)
The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci (5th Grade)

January: "Diversity"

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The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz (Kindergarten)
Black is Brown is Tan, by Arnold Adoff (1st Grade)
The Barking Mouse, by Antonio Sacre (2nd Grade)
Mr. Lincoln's Way, by Patricia Polacco (3rd Grade)
Chato's Kitchen, by Gary Soto (4th Grade)
America is Her Name, by Luis J. Rodriguez (5th Grade)

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