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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2006)



Last updated Saturday, November 28, 2020

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December: "Winter Holidays"

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A Christmas Wish, by Marcus Sedgwick (Kindergarten)
Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World, by Heather Conrad (1st Grade)
The Christmas Humbugs, by Colleen Monroe (2nd Grade)
Winter's Gift, by Jane Monroe Donovan (3rd Grade)
Winter of the Ice Wizard, by Mary Pope Osborne (4th Grade)
Christmas in Camelot, by Mary Pope Osborne (5th Grade)

November: "Sports"

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Roasted Peanuts, by Tim Egan (Kindergarten)
Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success, by John Wooden and Steve Jamison (1st Grade)
Teammates, by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber (2nd Grade)
Casey At the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888, by Christopher Bing (3rd Grade)
S.O.R. Losers, by Avi (4th Grade)
Heat, by Mike Lupica (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween and Magic"

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Annie Was Warned, by Jarrett Krosoczka (Kindergarten)
The Bumpy Little Pumpkin, by Margery Cuyler (1st Grade)
Froggy's Halloween, by Jonathan London (2nd Grade)
The Bones of Fred McFee, by Eve Bunting (3rd Grade)
Lulu's Hat, by Susan Meddaugh (4th Grade)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
The Elves and the Shoemaker, by Jim LaMarche (1st Grade)
How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long (2nd Grade)
Peter and the Wolf, by Vladimir Vagin (3rd Grade)
Lady Lollipop, by Dick King-Smith (4th Grade)
Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris (5th Grade)

August: "Feelings and Emotions"

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Koala Lou, by Mem Fox (Kindergarten)
Crow Boy, by Yashima Taro (1st Grade)
My Name Is Yoon, by Helen Recovits (2nd Grade)
The Story of Jumping Mouse, by John Steptoe (3rd Grade)
My Name Is Maria Isabel, by Alma Flor Ada (4th Grade)
Becoming Naomi Leon, by Pam Mu?oz Ryan (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Kitten's First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes (Kindergarten)
Polar Bear Night, by Lauren Thompson and Stephen Savage (1st Grade)
We the Kids, by David Catrow (2nd Grade)
Just a Dream, by Chris Van Allsburg (3rd Grade)
Zathura, by Chris Van Allsburg (4th Grade)
Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World, by Katherine Hannigan (5th Grade)

June: "Celebrations"

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Birthday Bugs, by David A. Carter (Kindergarten)
Lilly's Big Day, by Kevin Henkes (1st Grade)
Miss Spider's Tea Party, by David Kirk (2nd Grade)
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss (3rd Grade)
Junie B. Jones Is A Graduation Girl, by Barbara Park (4th Grade)
Cuba 15, by Nancy Osa (5th Grade)

May: "Family"

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Little One Step, by Simon James (Kindergarten)
The Stray Dog, by Marc Simont (1st Grade)
Three Cheers for Catherine the Great, by Cari Best (2nd Grade)
Our Gracie Aunt, by Jacqueline Woodson (3rd Grade)
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Holt (4th Grade)
Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie Tolan (5th Grade)

April: "Environment"

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Time of Wonder, by Robert McCloskey (Kindergarten)
The Sea, the Storm and the Mangrove Tangle, by Lynne Cherry (1st Grade)
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney (2nd Grade)
A River Ran Wild, by Lynne Cherry (3rd Grade)
Regarding the Trees : A Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets, by Kate Klise (4th Grade)
My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George (5th Grade)

March: "Positive Images of Women"

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Girl, You're Amazing!, by Virginia Kroll (Kindergarten)
Drum, Chavi, Drum!, by Mayra L. Dole (1st Grade)
A Shelter in Our Car, by Monica Gunning (2nd Grade)
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks, by David A. Adler (3rd Grade)
Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White (4th Grade)
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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Emma Kate, by Patricia Polacco (Kindergarten)
The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson (1st Grade)
Ella the Elegant Elephant, by Carmela D'amico (2nd Grade)
Crickwing, by Janell Cannon (3rd Grade)
Friendship According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney (4th Grade)
Lunch Money, by Andrew Clements (5th Grade)

January: "Diversity"

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Mice and Beans, by Pam Munez Ryan (Kindergarten)
Suki's Kimono, by Chieri Uegaki (1st Grade)
The Hatseller and the Monkeys, by Baba Wague Diakite (2nd Grade)
My Brother Dan's Delicious, by Steven L. Layne (3rd Grade)
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech (4th Grade)
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis (5th Grade)

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