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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2011)



Last updated Thursday, September 10, 2020

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December: "Winter Wonderlands"

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Snow, by Uri Shulevitz (Kindergarten)
Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner (1st Grade)
The Trouble with Trolls, by Jan Brett (2nd Grade)
The Incredible Life of Balto, by Meghan McCarthy (3rd Grade)
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge, by Joanna Cole (4th Grade)
Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday, by Megan McDonald (5th Grade)

November: "Fun & Games"

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Art & Max, by David Wiesner (Kindergarten)
Home-Field Advantage, by Justin Tuck (1st Grade)
Babar's Celesteville Games, by Laurent De Brunhoff (2nd Grade)
Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club, by Janet S. Wong (3rd Grade)
We Are the Ship-The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson (4th Grade)
The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Mysteries, and Magic"

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I Need My Monster, by Amanda Noll (Kindergarten)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig (1st Grade)
Bone Soup, by Cambria Evans (2nd Grade)
Everything I Know About Monsters, by Tom Lichtenheld (3rd Grade)
The Name of this Book is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch (4th Grade)
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson (Kindergarten)
The Tale of The Firebird, by Gennady Spirin (1st Grade)
Hansel and Gretel, by Rika Lesser (2nd Grade)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Stupid Fairy Tales, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith (3rd Grade)
A Tale of Two Castles, by Gail Carson Levine (4th Grade)
Half Upon a Time, by James Riley (5th Grade)

August: "Movies and Books"

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The Story of Babar, by Jean De Brunhoff (Kindergarten)
Curious George Goes to the Hospital, by Margaret and H.A. Rey (1st Grade)
Eloise, by Kay Thompson (2nd Grade)
Cinderella, by Kinuko Y. Craft (3rd Grade)
Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater (4th Grade)
The Witches, by Roald Dahl (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen, by Howard Binkow (Kindergarten)
Three by the Sea, by Mini Grey (1st Grade)
The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf (2nd Grade)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst (3rd Grade)
The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks (4th Grade)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg (5th Grade)

June: "Super Heroes and Super People"

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SuperHero ABC, by Bob McLeod (Kindergarten)
Me...Jane, by Patrick McDonnell McDonnell (1st Grade)
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, by Barack Obama (2nd Grade)
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx, by Jonah Winter (3rd Grade)
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, by Kathleen Krull (4th Grade)
109 Forgotten American Heroes, by Chris Ying and Brian McMullen (5th Grade)

May: "Literature From Around the World"

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Yoko's Show-and-Tell, by Rosemary Wells (Kindergarten)
Rain School, by James Rumford (1st Grade)
The Magic Brush: A Story of Love, Family, and Chinese Characters, by Kat Yeh (2nd Grade)
Beatrice's Goat, by Page McBrier (3rd Grade)
Akimbo and the Lions, by Alexander McCall Smith (4th Grade)
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, by R. L. LaFevers (5th Grade)

April: "From the Earth to the Moon"

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Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss (Kindergarten)
Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too!, by Donna Rathmell (1st Grade)
One Giant Leap, by Robert Burleigh (2nd Grade)
Living Color, by Steve Jenkins (3rd Grade)
George's Secret Key to the Universe, by Stephan and Lucy Hawking (4th Grade)
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire (5th Grade)

March: "Music and Celebrations"

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The Jellybeans and the Big Dance, by Laura Numeroff (Kindergarten)
The Jazz Fly, by Matthew Gollub (1st Grade)
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!, by Lloyd Moss (2nd Grade)
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald, by Roxane Orgill (3rd Grade)
Anna Maria's Gift, by Janice Shefelman (4th Grade)
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, by Russell Freedman (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, by Leo Lionni (Kindergarten)
City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems (1st Grade)
Chester's Way, by Kevin Henkes (2nd Grade)
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, by Jan Brett (3rd Grade)
Bink and Gollie, by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee (4th Grade)
Iggie's House, by Judy Blume (5th Grade)

January: "New People, New Place, New Things"

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The 3 Little Dassies, by Jan Brett (Kindergarten)
Elephant Dance, by Theresa Heine (1st Grade)
The Empty Pot, by Demi (2nd Grade)
Listen to the Wind, by Greg Mortenson (3rd Grade)
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster (4th Grade)
The Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo (5th Grade)

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