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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2020)



Last updated Thursday, September 10, 2020

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October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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The Monster at the End of the This Book, by Jon Stone (Kindergarten)
Crankenstien, by Samantha Berger (1st Grade)
Scaredy Squirrel at Night, by Melanie Watt (2nd Grade)
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (The Questioneers), by Andrea Beaty (3rd Grade)
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2): Book Two, by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs (4th Grade)
The Magicians Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo (5th Grade)

September: "Back to School Fun"

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Big Words for Little Geniuses , by Susan Patterson and James Patterson (Kindergarten)
Eraser, by Anna Kang (1st Grade)
The Cool Bean , by Jory John (2nd Grade)
Exclamation Mark, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (3rd Grade)
Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way , by Jocko Willink (4th Grade)
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, by Jason Reynolds (5th Grade)

August: "Arts & Creativity"

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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music, by Margarita Engle (Kindergarten)
Carmela Full of Wishes, by Matt de la Peña (1st Grade)
My Papi Has a Motorcycle, by Isabel Quintero (2nd Grade)
Amelia Bedelia Means Business, by Herman Parish (3rd Grade)
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, by John Lithgow (4th Grade)
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic, by Lowey Bundy Sichol (5th Grade)

July: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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The Honeybee, by Kirsten Hall (Kindergarten)
Spaceships and Rockets, by DK (1st Grade)
Mae Among the Stars, by Roda Ahmed (2nd Grade)
Blastaway, by Melissa Landers (3rd Grade)
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, by Stacy McAnulty (4th Grade)
Mia Marcotte and the Robot, by Jeanne Wald (5th Grade)

June: "Friendship & Fun"

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Stick and Stone, by Beth Ferry (Kindergarten)
I Wanna Iguana , by Karen Kaufman Orloff (1st Grade)
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say, by Angela Dominguez (2nd Grade)
Adventures with Waffles, by Maria Parr (3rd Grade)
Word of Mouse, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (4th Grade)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle , by Hugh Lofting (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore & Fairytales"

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Little Red Riding Hood (Folk Tale Classics), by Paul Galdone (Kindergarten)
The Gingerbread Boy (Folk Tale Classics), by Paul Galdone (1st Grade)
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems, by Marilyn Singer (2nd Grade)
Unicorns and Germs (Zoey and Sassafras), by Asia Citro (3rd Grade)
The Water and the Wild, by K.E. Ormsbee (4th Grade)
Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants 3), by Melissa de la Cruz (5th Grade)

April: "(Canceled due to COVID-19)"



  - April books will be posted soon. Please check back again!



March: "(Canceled due to COVID-19)"



  - March books will be posted soon. Please check back again!



February: "People & Places Around the World"

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Isabella: Girl on the Go, by Jennifer Fosberry (Kindergarten)
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World), by Brad Meltzer (1st Grade)
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World, by Matt Lamothe (2nd Grade)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality, by Jonah Winter (3rd Grade)
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, by Vashti Harrison (4th Grade)
Beyond the Bright Sea, by Lauren Wolk (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & New Adventures"

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Steam Train, Dream Train, by Sherri Duskey (Kindergarten)
Grumpy Monkey, by Suzanne Lang (1st Grade)
Nate the Great, by Marjorie Weinman (2nd Grade)
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties (Dog Man #3), by Dav Pilkey (3rd Grade)
The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12), by Jeff Kinney (4th Grade)
Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty (5th Grade)

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