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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2019)



Last updated Friday, May 17, 2019

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June: "People & Places Around the World"

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Home, by Carson Ellis (Kindergarten)
The Boy & the Bindi, by Vivek Shraya (1st Grade)
At the Same Moment, Around the World, by Clotilde Perrin (2nd Grade)
Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!, by Andrea Loney (3rd Grade)
Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience, by Alma Flor Ada (4th Grade)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales"

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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems, by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
The Good Egg, by Jory John (1st Grade)
The Princess in Black, by Shannon Hale (2nd Grade)
My Father's Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett (3rd Grade)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (4th Grade)
Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers (5th Grade)

April: "Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments"

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The Sequoia Lives On, by Joanna Cooke (Kindergarten)
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, by Oliver Jeffers (1st Grade)
Actual Size, by Steve Jenkins (2nd Grade)
Parrots Over Puerto Rico, by Cindy Trumbore (3rd Grade)
Saving Winslow, by Sharon Creech (4th Grade)
The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown (5th Grade)

March: "Music & Celebrations"

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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, by Al Perkins (Kindergarten)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin (1st Grade)
Philadelphia Chickens: A Too-Illogical Zoological Musical Revue, by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford (2nd Grade)
The Bear and the Piano, by David Litchfield (3rd Grade)
The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez (4th Grade)
Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley (5th Grade)

February: "Good Friends"

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My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
Gaston, by Kelly DiPucchio (1st Grade)
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1), by Ben Clanton (2nd Grade)
Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8), by Annie Barrows (3rd Grade)
The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett (4th Grade)
Rules, by Cynthia Lord (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & Adventure"

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Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, by Philip Stead (Kindergarten)
The Secret Shortcut, by Mark Teague (1st Grade)
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, by Josh Funk (2nd Grade)
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure, by Doreen Cronin (3rd Grade)
Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles, by E.S. Farber and Jason Beene (4th Grade)
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Peter Nimble Adventure), by Jonathan Auxier (5th Grade)

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