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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2017)



Last updated Sunday, October 22, 2017

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November: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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If I Built a House, by Chris Van Dusen (Kindergarten)
Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) , by Tish Rabe (1st Grade)
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, by Joseph D'Agnese (2nd Grade)
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World, by Elizabeth Rusch (3rd Grade)
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild!, by James Patterson (4th Grade)
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, by Rachel Ignotofsky (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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I Want to Eat Your Books, by Karin Lefranc and Tyler Parker (Kindergarten)
Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, by Diana Murray (1st Grade)
Mummy Cat, by Marcus Ewert (2nd Grade)
The Vanishing Coin (Magic Shop), by Kate Egan and Mike Lane (3rd Grade)
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, by Jon Scieszka (4th Grade)
The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB, by Adam Shaughnessy (5th Grade)

September: "Back to School Fun"

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The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School (Pout-Pout Fish Adventure), by Deborah Diesen (Kindergarten)
Wild About Books, by Judy Sierra (1st Grade)
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, by Alicia Potter (2nd Grade)
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (3rd Grade)
Big Nate Strikes Again, by Lincoln Peirce (4th Grade)
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, by R. J. Palacio (5th Grade)

August: "Arts & Entertainment"

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Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall (Kindergarten)
Why Is Blue Dog Blue?, by George Rodrigue and Bruce Goldstone (1st Grade)
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, by Joyce Sidman (2nd Grade)
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, by Duncan Tonatiuh (3rd Grade)
A Child's Introduction to Art: The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures, by Heather Alexander (4th Grade)
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, by Rachel Renée Russell (5th Grade)

July: "Summer Fun & Games"

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Knock Knock Who's There: My First Book Of Knock Knock Jokes, by Tad Hills (Kindergarten)
Oh, Say Can You Say?, by Dr. Seuss (1st Grade)
The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday, by Mary Pope Osborne (3rd Grade)
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4), by Jeff Kinney (4th Grade)
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts (5th Grade)

June: "People & Places Around the World"

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Maria Had a Little Llama, by Angela Dominguez (Kindergarten)
Gazpacho for Nacho, by Tracey C. Kyle (1st Grade)
The Boy Who Loved Math: the Impossible Life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman (2nd Grade)
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story, by Rebecca Langston-George (3rd Grade)
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition, by Margot Lee Shetterly (4th Grade)
Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

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Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss (Kindergarten)
The Five Chinese Brothers, by Claire Huchet Bishop (1st Grade)
Can You See What I See?: Once Upon a Time: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve, by Walter Wick (2nd Grade)
The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy (The Quest for Paradise), by Geronimo Stilton (3rd Grade)
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff (4th Grade)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (5th Grade)

April: "Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments"

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Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler (Kindergarten)
An Egg Is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston (1st Grade)
Togo, by Robert Blake (2nd Grade)
Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships, by Jennifer S. Holland (3rd Grade)
Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, by Traer Scott (4th Grade)
The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series), by Sy Montgomery (5th Grade)

March: "Music & Celebrations"

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Tap the Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson (Kindergarten)
Bats in the Band (A Bat Book), by Brian Lies (1st Grade)
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia (Bilingual), by Monica Brown (2nd Grade)
Falling Up, by Shel Silverstein (3rd Grade)
Zeke Meeks vs the Big Blah-rific Birthday, by D.L. Green (4th Grade)
Act 2 (Jack & Louisa), by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship & Family"

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A Porcupine Named Fluffy, by Helen Lester (Kindergarten)
Penny and Her Marble, by Kevin Henkes (1st Grade)
Mango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina (2nd Grade)
Clementine and the Family Meeting, by Sara Pennypacker (3rd Grade)
A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord (4th Grade)
Wish, by Barbara O'Connor (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & Adventure"

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We Are in a Book! , by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
How To Eat Your ABC's, by Theresa A. McKeown (1st Grade)
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown (2nd Grade)
The 13-Story Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths (3rd Grade)
Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman (4th Grade)
One False Note (The 39 Clues, Book 2), by Gordon Korman (5th Grade)

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