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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2018)



Last updated Sunday, October 14, 2018

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November: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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What Do You Do With an Idea?, by Kobi Yamada (Kindergarten)
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation, by Gilbert Ford (1st Grade)
Ada Twist, Scientist, by Andrea Beaty (2nd Grade)
How Machines Work: Zoo Break!, by David Macaulay (3rd Grade)
Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove, by Bob Pflugfelder (4th Grade)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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Glad Monster, Sad Monster, by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda (Kindergarten)
Dem Bones , by Bob Barner (1st Grade)
Funny Bones , by Duncan Tonatiun (2nd Grade)
The Stranger, by Chris Van Allsburg (3rd Grade)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander (4th Grade)
The Key to Extraordinary, by Natalie Lloyd (5th Grade)

September: "Back to School Fun"

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The Bad Seed , by Jory John (Kindergarten)
School's First Day of School , by Adam Rex and Christian Robinson (1st Grade)
Islandborn, by Junot Diaz (2nd Grade)
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book, by Jack Chabert (3rd Grade)
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon (4th Grade)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein (5th Grade)

August: "Arts & Entertainment"

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Mix It Up!, by Herve Tullet (Kindergarten)
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons, by Jon J Muth (1st Grade)
The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt (2nd Grade)
The Poet's Dog, by Patricia MacLachlan (3rd Grade)
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, by Melissa Sweet (4th Grade)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney (5th Grade)

July: "Summer Fun & Games"

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Shark vs Train, by Chris Barton (Kindergarten)
Awesome Dawson, by Chris Gall (1st Grade)
The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer, by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud (2nd Grade)
Bad Kitty Camp Daze, by Nick Bruel (3rd Grade)
Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House), by Mary Pope Osborn (4th Grade)
Spy Camp (Spy School), by Stuart Gibbs (5th Grade)

June: "People & Places Around the World"

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Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena (Kindergarten)
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia, by Jeanette Winter (1st Grade)
The Mighty Lalouche, by Matthew Olshan (2nd Grade)
A Different Pond, by Bao Phi (3rd Grade)
Balto of the Blue Dawn, by Mary Pope Osbo (4th Grade)
Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

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The Storybook Knight, by Helen Docherty (Kindergarten)
Max and the Tag‐Along Moon, by Floyd Cooper (1st Grade)
The Tiger Who Would Be King, by James Thurber (2nd Grade)
Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote, by Margarita Engle (3rd Grade)
Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder (4th Grade)
A Crack in the Sea, by H. M. Bouwman (5th Grade)

April: "Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments"

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You Belong Here, by M.H. Clark (Kindergarten)
Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?, by Bonnie Worth (1st Grade)
A Seed Is Sleepy, by Dianna Hutts Aston (2nd Grade)
Creaturepedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth, by Adrienne Barman (3rd Grade)
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth, by Steve Jenkins (4th Grade)
What Elephants Know, by Eric Dinerstein (5th Grade)

March: "Music & Celebrations"

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The Loud Book!, by Deborah Underwood (Kindergarten)
Firebird, by Misty Copeland (1st Grade)
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, by Katheryn Russell Brown (2nd Grade)
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, by Susan Hood (3rd Grade)
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, by Patricia Hruby Powell (4th Grade)
Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family, by Diana López (5th Grade)

February: "Good Friends"

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The Secret Life of Squirrels, by Nancy Rose (Kindergarten)
My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy, by Shaila and Aanyah Abdullah (1st Grade)
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, by Laurie Ann Thompson (2nd Grade)
Ivy and Bean Book 1 (Ivy & Bean), by Annie Barrows (3rd Grade)
Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary (4th Grade)
Zinnia and the Bees, by Danielle Davis (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & Adventure"

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There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
Once Upon a Weasel, by Salvo Lavis and James Munn (1st Grade)
The Missing Piece, by Shel Silverstein (2nd Grade)
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case (Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers), by Alexander McCall Smith (3rd Grade)
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6), by Jeff Kinney (4th Grade)
Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born, by Brandon Mull (5th Grade)

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