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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2014)



Last updated Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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December: "The Spirit of Giving"

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Merry Christmas, Ollie (Gossie & Friends), by Olivier Dunrea (Kindergarten)
The Christmas Wish, by Lori Evert (1st Grade)
Oh, What a Christmas!, by Michael Garland (2nd Grade)
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty (Charlie the Ranch Dog), by Ree Drummond (3rd Grade)
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book, by Nikki Grimes (4th Grade)
The True Gift: A Christmas Story, by Patricia MacLachlan (5th Grade)

November: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem, by Chris Monroe (Kindergarten)
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, by Chris Van Dusen (1st Grade)
Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty (2nd Grade)
Violet the Pilot, by Steve Breen (3rd Grade)
A Rock Is Lively, by Dianna Hutts Aston (4th Grade)
The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Scientists in the Field Series), by Pamela S. Turner (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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Monsters Love Colors, by Mike Austin (Kindergarten)
The Monstore, by Tara Lazar (1st Grade)
Creepy Carrots!, by Aaron Reynolds (2nd Grade)
Halloween Night , by Marjorie Dennis Murray (3rd Grade)
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, by Mo O'Hara (4th Grade)
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle (5th Grade)

September: "Back to School Fun"

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Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, by Eric Litwin (Kindergarten)
Rocket Writes a Story, by Tad Hills (1st Grade)
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler, by Margery Cuyler (2nd Grade)
The Best Story, by Eileen Spinelli (3rd Grade)
Bad Kitty School Daze, by Nick Bruel (4th Grade)
The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes (5th Grade)

August: "Arts and Entertainment"

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Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert (Kindergarten)
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature, by Joyce Sidman (1st Grade)
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon, by Jacqueline Davies (2nd Grade)
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, by Jen Bryant (3rd Grade)
Seen Art?, by Jon Scieszka (4th Grade)
Under the Egg, by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen (1st Grade)
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are, by Maria Dismondy (2nd Grade)
The Scrambled States of America, by Laurie Keller (3rd Grade)
Stick Dog, by Tom Watson (4th Grade)
Big Nate Flips Out, by Lincoln Peirce (5th Grade)

June: "Super Heroes and Super People"

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Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero, by Anne Cottringer (Kindergarten)
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Doreen Rappaport (1st Grade)
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau, by Jennifer Berne (2nd Grade)
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein, by Jennifer Berne (3rd Grade)
Alexander the Great, by Demi (4th Grade)
Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales"

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Waking Dragons, by Jane Yolen (Kindergarten)
The Three Ninja Pigs, by Corey Rosen Schwartz (1st Grade)
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella, by Jan Brett (2nd Grade)
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail, by Ramsingh Urveti (3rd Grade)
The Story of King Arthur & His Knights, by Howard Pyle and Tania Zamorsky (4th Grade)
The Odyssey, by Gillian Cross (5th Grade)

April: "Amazing Animals and Interesting Environments"

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From Head to Toe, by Eric Carle (Kindergarten)
Mossy, by Jan Brett (1st Grade)
Freddy the Frogcaster, by Janice Dean (2nd Grade)
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, by Jeanette Winter (3rd Grade)
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path To Peace, by Jen Cullerton Johnson (4th Grade)
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot , by Sy Montgomery (5th Grade)

March: "Music and Celebrations"

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault (Kindergarten)
Dooby Dooby Moo, by Doreen Cronin (1st Grade)
Cats' Night Out, by Caroline Stutson (2nd Grade)
Marvin Makes Music, by Marvin Hamlisch (3rd Grade)
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot (4th Grade)
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship and Family"

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My Heart is Like a Zoo, by Michael Hall (Kindergarten)
A Home for Bird, by Philip C. Stead (1st Grade)
Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story, by Martin Springett (2nd Grade)
Monkey & Robot, by Peter Catalanotto (3rd Grade)
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate (4th Grade)
Jake and Lily, by Jerry Spinelli (5th Grade)

January: "Discovery, Adventure, and Mystery"

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Penguin and Pinecone, by Salina Yoon (Kindergarten)
Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers (1st Grade)
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South, by Adam Rubin (2nd Grade)
Judy Moody Saves the World!, by Megan McDonald (3rd Grade)
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1), by Rick Riordan (4th Grade)
Warriors: Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter (5th Grade)

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