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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2005)



Last updated Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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December: "Winter Holidays"

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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, by Laura Numeroff (Kindergarten)
Bear Stays Up for Christmas, by Karma Wilson (1st Grade)
The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie dePaola (2nd Grade)
Christmas Day in the Morning, by Pearl S. Buck (3rd Grade)
Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (4th Grade)
Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorenson (5th Grade)

November: "Changes"

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The Ugly Pumpkin, by Dave Horowitz (Kindergarten)
It's Thanksgiving, by Jack Prelutsky (1st Grade)
The Perfect Thanksgiving, by Eileen Spinelli (2nd Grade)
Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White (3rd Grade)
Sometimes It's Turkey, Sometimes It's Feathers, by Lorna Balian (4th Grade)
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving, by Catherine O'Neill Grace (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween"

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Calavera Abecedario, by Jeanette Winter (Kindergarten)
Miss Fiona's Stupendous Pumpkin Pies, by Mark Kimball Moulton (1st Grade)
Boris and Bella, by Carolyn Crimi (2nd Grade)
Halloweena, by Miriam Glassman (3rd Grade)
Who Stole Halloween?, by Martha Freeman (4th Grade)
Story Time, by Edward Bloor (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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The Mitten, by Jan Brett (Kindergarten)
Rumpelstiltskin, by Paul O. Zelinsky (1st Grade)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, by Verna Aardema (2nd Grade)
The Talking Eggs, by Robert San Souci (3rd Grade)
Freckle Juice, by Judy Blume (4th Grade)
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis (5th Grade)

August: "Feelings and Emotions"

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William's Doll, by Charlotte Zolotow (Kindergarten)
Big Al, by Andrew Clements (1st Grade)
Horton Hatches the Egg, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, by John Steptoe and Clarita Kohen (Translator) (3rd Grade)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume (4th Grade)
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Bedtime for Frances, by Russell Hoban (Kindergarten)
When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth, by Jamie Lee Curtis (1st Grade)
Pinduli, by Jannell Cannon (2nd Grade)
A Cloak for the Dreamer, by Aileen Friedman (3rd Grade)
Judy Moody Declares Independence, by Megan McDonald (4th Grade)
Peter Pan and Wendy, by J.M. Barrie (5th Grade)

June: "Celebrations"

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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, by Charlotte Zolotow (Kindergarten)
A Birthday for Frances, by Russell Hoban (1st Grade)
Happy Birthday to You!, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Some Birthday!, by Patricia Polacco (3rd Grade)
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: Birthday of the Infanta, by Oscar Wilde and P. Craig Russell (4th Grade)
The Birthday Room, by Kevin Henkes (5th Grade)

May: "Family"

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Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney (Kindergarten)
Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch (1st Grade)
The Most Thankful Thing, by Lisa McCourt (2nd Grade)
A Day's Work, by Eve Bunting (3rd Grade)
Chicken Sunday, by Patricia Polacco (4th Grade)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl (5th Grade)

April: "Environment"

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The Earth and I, by Frank Asch (Kindergarten)
Once Upon a Cloud, by Rob D. Walker (1st Grade)
Grandfather's Dream, by Holly Keller (2nd Grade)
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss (3rd Grade)
Squirrel and John Muir, by Emily Arnold McCully (4th Grade)
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen (5th Grade)

March: "Positive Images of Women"

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Dora's Storytime Collection, by Various Authors (Kindergarten)
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?, by Carmela Lavigna Coyle (1st Grade)
Wilma Unlimited, by Kathleen Krull (2nd Grade)
A Is for Abigail, by Lynne Cheney (3rd Grade)
Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Ericsson Lindgren (4th Grade)
Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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My Friend Rabbit, by Eric Rohmann (Kindergarten)
The Best Friends Book, by Todd Parr (1st Grade)
Toot and Puddle, by Holly Hobbie (2nd Grade)
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, by Paul Goble (3rd Grade)
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry (4th Grade)
Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan (5th Grade)

January: "Diversity"

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It's Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr (Kindergarten)
Black, White, Just Right!, by Marguerite Davol (1st Grade)
Grandparents Song, by Sheila Hamanaka (2nd Grade)
Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say (3rd Grade)
The Lotus Seed, by Sherri Garland (4th Grade)
The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros (5th Grade)

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