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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2002)



Last updated Thursday, September 24, 2020

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December: "Winter Holidays"

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Morris's Disappearing Bag, by Rosemary Wells (Kindergarten)
Dream Snow, by Eric Carle (1st Grade)
Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas, by Jan L Waldron (2nd Grade)
Santa and the Three Bears, by Dominic Catalano (3rd Grade)
Carlos, Light the Farolito, by Jean Ciavonne (4th Grade)
Going Home, by Eve Bunting (5th Grade)

November: "Thanksgiving"

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims, by B.G. Hennessy (Kindergarten)
This Is the Turkey, by Abby Levine (1st Grade)
The Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving, by Stan and Jan Berenstain (2nd Grade)
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, by Laurie Halse Anderson (3rd Grade)
Thanksgiving Wish, by Michael Rosen (4th Grade)
Squanto's Journey, by Joseph Bruchac (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween"

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Mouse's First Halloween, by Lauren Thompson (Kindergarten)
My Monster Mama Loves Me So, by Laura Leuck (1st Grade)
Arthur's Halloween, by Marc Brown (2nd Grade)
Halloween Hats, by Elizabeth Winthrop (3rd Grade)
A Picnic in October, by Eve Bunting (4th Grade)
A Newbery Halloween, by Martin Harry Greenberg (Editor), et al. (5th Grade)

September: "Imagination, Fantasy, and Folklore"

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff, by Stephen Carpenter (Kindergarten)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by James Marshall (1st Grade)
Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse, by Jean Ekman Adams (2nd Grade)
The Three Little Javelinas, by Susan Lowell (3rd Grade)
The Wolf Who Cried Boy, by Bob Hartman (4th Grade)
The Legend of Mexicatl, by Jo Harper (5th Grade)

August: "Feelings and Emotions"

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Tom Goes to Kindergarten, by Margaret Wild, et al. (Kindergarten)
A Story for Hippo: A Book about Loss, by Simon Puttock (1st Grade)
Why Are You Fighting, Davy?, by Brigitte Weninger, et al. (2nd Grade)
Daughter's Day Blues, by Laura Pegram (3rd Grade)
The Worry Stone, by Marianna Dengler (4th Grade)
Wingwalker, by Rosemary Wells (5th Grade)

July: "Schools"

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David Goes to School, by David Shannon (Kindergarten)
Olivia Saves the Circus, by Ian Falconer (1st Grade)
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, by Harry Allard (2nd Grade)
The Recess Queen, by Alexis O'Neill (3rd Grade)
A Fine, Fine School, by Sharon Creech (4th Grade)
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, by Louis Sachar (5th Grade)

June: "Animals"

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Eric Carle (Kindergarten)
Hello, Red Fox, by Eric Carle (1st Grade)
It's the Bear!, by Jez Alborough (2nd Grade)
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!, by Marcus Pfister (3rd Grade)
Livingstone Mouse, by Pamela Duncan (4th Grade)
Leah's Pony, by Elizabeth Friedrich (5th Grade)

May: "Family"

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With My Brother, by Eileen Roe (Kindergarten)
Hannah's Baby Sister, by Marisabina Russo (1st Grade)
A Baby Sister for Frances, by Russell Hoban (2nd Grade)
A Chair For My Mother, by Vera Williams (3rd Grade)
Babar and His Children, by Jean de Brunhoff (4th Grade)
Poppa's New Pants, by Angela Shelf Medearis (5th Grade)

April: "Environment"

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Wind Says Good Night, by Katy Rydell (Kindergarten)
Curious George Goes to the Beach, by Margret Rey (1st Grade)
The Big, Big Sea, by Martin Waddell (2nd Grade)
My Mama Had a Dancing Heart, by Libba Moore Gray (3rd Grade)
The Whales' Song, by Dyan Sheldon (4th Grade)
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, by Susan Jeffers (5th Grade)

March: "Positive Images of Women"

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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?, by Eric Carle (Kindergarten)
Silly Sally, by Audrey Wood (1st Grade)
Just Us Women, by Jeannette Caines (2nd Grade)
The Woman Who Outshone the Sun, by Alejandro Cruz (3rd Grade)
Amber on the Mountain, by Tony Johnston (4th Grade)
My Great-Aunt Arizona, by Gloria Houston (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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Little Gorilla, by Ruth Bornstein (Kindergarten)
Corduroy, by Don Freeman (1st Grade)
Slumber Party!, by Judith Caseley (2nd Grade)
Wilson Sat Alone, by Debra Hess (3rd Grade)
The Bracelet, by Yoshiko Uchida (4th Grade)
Friends from the Other Side, by Gloria E. Anzaldua (5th Grade)

January: "Diversity"

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Two Mrs. Gibsons, by Touomi Igus (Kindergarten)
Families Are Different, by Nina Pellegrini (1st Grade)
Abuela's Weave, by Omar S. Castaneda (2nd Grade)
If a Bus Could Talk, by Faith Ringgold (3rd Grade)
Storm Boy, by Paul Owen (4th Grade)
Pink and Say, by Patricia Polacco (5th Grade)

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