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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2022)



Last updated Monday, November 28, 2022

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December: "Family & the Spirit of Giving"

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Alma and How She Got Her Name, by Juana Martinez-Neal (Kindergarten)
Don McLean's American Pie: A Fable, by Meteor 17 Books (1st Grade)
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World, by M.E. Furman (2nd Grade)
Miracle on 34th Street: Storybook Edition of the Heartwarming Christmas Classic for Children, by Valentine Davies Estate and Susanna Leonard Hill (3rd Grade)
Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Wraps It Up, by Herman Parish (4th Grade)
Lulu and The Cat in the Bag, by Hilary McKay (5th Grade)

November: "Seasons & the Natural World"

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Whoever Heard of a Flying Bird, by David Cunliffe (Kindergarten)
Moving Words about a Flower, by K.C. Hays (1st Grade)
The Keeper of Wild Words, by Brooke Smith (2nd Grade)
The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest, by Heather Lang (3rd Grade)
Summer of the Woods, by Steven K. Smith (4th Grade)
Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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Vampirina Ballerina, by Anne Marie Pace (Kindergarten)
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster, by Mo Willems (1st Grade)
El Chupacabras, by Adam Rubin (2nd Grade)
Attack of the Kracken (the Yeti Files #3), by Kevin Sherry (3rd Grade)
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, by Jackson Pearce (4th Grade)
The Peculiar Incident of Shady Street, by Lindsay Currie (5th Grade)

September: "Back to School Fun"

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When Pencil Met Eraser, by Karen Kilpatrick and German Blanco (Kindergarten)
Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure (a return back to school mask book for kids), by Sesame Workshop (1st Grade)
This School Year Will be the Best, by Kay Winters (2nd Grade)
School is More than a Building, by Kelley Donner (3rd Grade)
Confessions from the Principal's Kid, by Robin Mellom (4th Grade)
Absolutely Almost, by Lisa Graff (5th Grade)

August: "Arts & Creativity"

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Henri's Scissors, by Jeanette Winter (Kindergarten)
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little People BIG DREAMS, by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (1st Grade)
My Hands Sing the Blues, by Jeanne Walker Harvey (2nd Grade)
The Met Hokusai: He Saw the World in a Wave (What the Artist Saw), by Susie Hodge (3rd Grade)
Marcus Makes a Movie, by Kevin Hart and Geoff Rodkey (4th Grade)
The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire, Book 15), by Tui T. Sutherland (5th Grade)

July: "Amazing Animals"

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, by Bill Martin Jr. (Kindergarten)
The Fish Who Found the Sea, by Alan Watts (1st Grade)
What If You Had Animal Hair?, by Sandra Markle (2nd Grade)
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story Of The Shopping Mall Gorilla, by Katherine Applegate (3rd Grade)
A Wolf Called Wander, by Rosanne Parry (4th Grade)
Pax, by Sara Pennypacker (5th Grade)

June: "Friendship & Fun"

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Peanut Butter & Cupcake, by Terry Border (Kindergarten)
Duck & Goose, by Tad Hills (1st Grade)
The Princess and The Pony, by Kate Beaton (2nd Grade)
Mr. Pine's Purple House, by Leonard Kessler (3rd Grade)
The House at Pooh Corner, by A. A. Milne (4th Grade)
Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

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The Tooth Fairy's Tummy Ache, by Lori Orlinsky (Kindergarten)
Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin (1st Grade)
The Tale of the Tiger Slippers, by Jan Brett (2nd Grade)
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again), by Dan Santat (3rd Grade)
Granted, by John David Anderson (4th Grade)
Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #1), by Jeffrey Brown (5th Grade)

April: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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Matter: Physical Science for Kids, by Andi Diehn (Kindergarten)
The Darkest Dark, by Chris Hadfield (1st Grade)
The Water Princess, by Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel (2nd Grade)
Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet, by Elizabeth Suneby (3rd Grade)
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, by Chris Barton (4th Grade)
The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, 2), by Peter Brown (5th Grade)

March: "Music & Entertainment"

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I Got the Rhythm, by Connie Schofield-Morrison (Kindergarten)
Forever Young, by Bob Dylan (1st Grade)
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford (2nd Grade)
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, by Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley (3rd Grade)
Your Name Is a Song, by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (4th Grade)
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition, by Misty Copeland (5th Grade)

February: "People & Places Around the World"

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The Day You Begin, by Jaqueline Woodson (Kindergarten)
I Am Sacagawea, by Brad Meltzer (1st Grade)
Courageous History Makers: 11 Women from Latin America Who Changed the World, by Naibe Reynoso (2nd Grade)
Grace Banker and Her Hello Girls Answer the Call: The Heroic Story of WWI Telephone Operators, by Claudia Friddell (3rd Grade)
The Story of Simone Biles: A Biography Book for New Readers, by Rachelle Burk (4th Grade)
Amina's Voice, by Hena Khan (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & New Adventures"

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Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, by James Dean (Kindergarten)
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat (1st Grade)
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, by Margaret McNamara (2nd Grade)
Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke (3rd Grade)
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, by Donald Sobol (4th Grade)
Treasure Hunters, by James Patterson (5th Grade)

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