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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2007)



Last updated Thursday, September 24, 2020

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December: "Winter and Winter Holidays"

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Bah! Humbug?, by Lorna and Lecia Balian (Kindergarten)
Four Friends at Christmas, by Tomie dePaola (1st Grade)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas, by Elise Primavera (3rd Grade)
Who is Stealing the Twelve Days of Christmas, by Martha Freeman (4th Grade)
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens and Jane Resnick (5th Grade)

November: "Sports, Games, and Hobbies"

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Curious George in the Snow, by H. A. and Margaret Rey (Kindergarten)
The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss (1st Grade)
Gracie Goat's Big Bike Race, by Erin Mirabella (2nd Grade)
Salt In His Shoes, by Deloris and Roslyn Jordan (3rd Grade)
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare, by Patricia Polacco (4th Grade)
Travel Team, by Mike Lupica (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, and Mysteries"

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Los Gatos Black on Halloween, by Marisa Montes (Kindergarten)
Abiyoyo, by Pete Seeger (1st Grade)
Behind the Mask, by Yangsook Choi (2nd Grade)
Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg (3rd Grade)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving (4th Grade)
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All, by Donald Sobol (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen (Kindergarten)
Adele & Simon, by Barbara McClintock (1st Grade)
Frog and Toad Are Friends, by Arnold Lobel (2nd Grade)
The Loathsome Dragon, by David Wiesner and Kim Kahng (3rd Grade)
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, by Jack Prelutsky (4th Grade)
Day of the Dragon King, by Mary Pope Osborne (5th Grade)

August: "Feelings and Emotions"

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I'm Big Enough, by Amber Stewart (Kindergarten)
The Way I Feel, by Janan Cain (1st Grade)
Hurty Feelings, by Helen Lester (2nd Grade)
Coming On Home Soon, by Jacqueline Woodson (3rd Grade)
Safe At Home, by Sharon Robinson (4th Grade)
Here Today, by Ann Martine (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Beegu, by Alexis Deacon (Kindergarten)
While We Were Out, by Ho Baek Lee (1st Grade)
Guji Guji, by Chih-Yuan Chen (2nd Grade)
The Three Questions, by Jon Muth (3rd Grade)
Henry's Freedom Box, by Ellen Levine (4th Grade)
Shredderman: Secret Identity, by Wendelin Van Draanen (5th Grade)

June: "Role Models"

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My Pal Victor/ Mi amigo Victor, by Diane Gonzalez-Bertrand (Kindergarten)
Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann (1st Grade)
George Washington's Teeth, by Deborah Chandra (2nd Grade)
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, by David Adler (3rd Grade)
Cesar: Si, Se Puede!/ Yes, We Can!, by Carmen Bernier-Grand (4th Grade)
Frindle, by Andrew Clements (5th Grade)

May: "Family and Culture"

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My Family and I/Mi familia y yo, by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza (Kindergarten)
Flower Garden, by Eve Bunting (1st Grade)
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, by Tomie dePaola (2nd Grade)
Sam and the Lucky Money, by Karen Chinn (3rd Grade)
Mama and Papa Have a Store, by Amelia Carling (4th Grade)
Stuart Little, by E. B. White (5th Grade)

April: "Health and Environment"

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A Grand Old Tree, by Mary Newell DePalma (Kindergarten)
A Frog in the Bog, by Karma Wilson (1st Grade)
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, by Verna Aardema (2nd Grade)
Johnny Appleseed, by Steven Kellogg (3rd Grade)
Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman (4th Grade)
Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan (5th Grade)

March: "Music"

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Animal Music, by Harriet Ziefert (Kindergarten)
This Jazz Man, by Karen Ehrhardt (1st Grade)
Violet's Music, by Angela Johnson (2nd Grade)
How Music Came to the World: An Ancient Mexican Myth, by Hal and Carol Ober (3rd Grade)
The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White (4th Grade)
The Music Thief, by Peni R. Griffin (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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Bear's New Friend, by Karma Wilson (Kindergarten)
Diary of a Spider, by Doreen Cronin (1st Grade)
Frog and Toad Together, by Arnold Lobel (2nd Grade)
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, by Laurence Anholt (3rd Grade)
Superfudge, by Judy Blume (4th Grade)
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary Schmidt (5th Grade)

January: "Diversity"

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Frida, by Jonah Winter (Kindergarten)
Mr. George Baker, by Amy Hest (1st Grade)
Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year, by Eric Kimmel (2nd Grade)
The Goat Lady, by Jane Bregoli (3rd Grade)
The Year of the Dog, by Grace Lin (4th Grade)
Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata (5th Grade)

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