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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2008)



Last updated Thursday, September 24, 2020

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December: "Winter Wonderlands"

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Dogs, by Carolyn Conahan (Kindergarten)
A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree, by Colleen Monroe (1st Grade)
Mooseltoe, by Margie Palatini (2nd Grade)
The Night of Las Posadas, by Tomie dePaola (3rd Grade)
Welcome Comfort, by Patricia Polacco (4th Grade)
Nutcracker, The, by E.T.A. Hoffman (5th Grade)

November: "Fun & Games"

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If You Give a Pig a Party, by Laura Numeroff (Kindergarten)
Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton (1st Grade)
Russell and the Lost Treasure, by Rob Scotton (2nd Grade)
Bats at the Beach, by Brian Lies (3rd Grade)
Thunder Cake, by Patricia Polacco (4th Grade)
Punk'd and Skunked, by R.L. Stine (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, and Mysteries"

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Mrs. McMurphy's Pumpkin, by Rick Walton (Kindergarten)
The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk, by Stan & Jan Berenstain (1st Grade)
Scarecrow Finds a Friend, by Blume Rifken (2nd Grade)
The Nightmare Before Christmas, by Tim Burton (3rd Grade)
Araminta Spookie 1: My Haunted House, by Angie Sage (4th Grade)
The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew Book 4), by Carolyn Keene (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, by Dr. Seuss (Kindergarten)
Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach, by Carmen Agra Deedy (1st Grade)
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, by Mini Grey (2nd Grade)
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, by Eugene Trivizas (3rd Grade)
Dinosaurs Before Dark, by Mary Pope Osborne (4th Grade)
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, by Betty MacDonald (5th Grade)

August: "Movies and Books"

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Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson (Kindergarten)
Punk Farm, by Jarrett Krosoczka (1st Grade)
The Ant Bully, by John Nickle (2nd Grade)
Horton Hears a Who, by Dr. Seuss (3rd Grade)
Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh (4th Grade)
James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Whistle For Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats (Kindergarten)
Hands: Growing Up to be an Artist, by Lois Ehlert (1st Grade)
Growing Up With Tamales, by Gwendolyn Zepeda and Gabriela Ventura (2nd Grade)
Tea with Milk, by Allen Say (3rd Grade)
La Mariposa, by Francisco Jimenez (4th Grade)
Surviving Brick Johnson, by Laurie Myers (5th Grade)

June: "Superheroes and Super People"

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Not Afraid of Dogs, by Susanna Pitzer (Kindergarten)
Courage, by Bernard Waber (1st Grade)
The Great Fuzz Frenzy, by Janet Stevens (2nd Grade)
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County, by Janice N. Harrington (3rd Grade)
The Great Cape Rescue, by Phyllis Shalant (4th Grade)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, Book 1: The Hero Revealed, by William Boniface (5th Grade)

May: "Family and Culture"

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Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, by Yuyi Morales (Kindergarten)
Grandfather Counts, by Andrea Cheng (1st Grade)
I Have an Olive Tree, by Eve Bunting (2nd Grade)
The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi (3rd Grade)
The Lichee Tree, by Ching Yeung Russell (4th Grade)
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr (5th Grade)

April: "From the Earth to the Moon!"

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Discovering Nature's Alphabet, by Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl (Kindergarten)
What's Up, What's Down?, by Lola Schaefer (1st Grade)
A Day in the Salt Marsh, by Kevin Kurtz (2nd Grade)
Nature's Paint Box: A Seasonal Gallery of Art and Verse, by Patricia Thomas (3rd Grade)
Mysteries in our National Parks: Cliff-Hanger, by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson (4th Grade)
Mysteries in our National Parks: Buried Alive, by Gloria Skurzynski (5th Grade)

March: "Music and Celebrations"

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Giraffes Can't Dance, by Giles Andreae (Kindergarten)
I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello, by Barbara Garriel (1st Grade)
Our Marching Band, by Lloyd Moss (2nd Grade)
The Dog Who Sang at the Opera, by Marshall Izen and Jim West (3rd Grade)
Do Re Mi: If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido D'Arezzo, by Susan Roth (4th Grade)
Playing Dad's Song, by D. Dina Friedman (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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My Friend is Sad, by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
The Granny-Man, by Judy Schachner (1st Grade)
Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen (2nd Grade)
Floridius Bloom and the Planet of Gloom, by Lorijo Metz (3rd Grade)
The Big One-Oh, by Dean Pitchford (4th Grade)
Trouble According to Humphrey, by Betty Birney (5th Grade)

January: "New People, New Places, and New Things"

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Lisa's Airplane Trip, by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben (Kindergarten)
Parts, by Tedd Arnold (1st Grade)
Curious George Rides a Bike, by H. A. Rey (2nd Grade)
The Paper Princess Finds Her Way, by Elisa Kleven (3rd Grade)
Robert and the Happy Endings, by Barbara Seuling (4th Grade)
2095 (Time Warp Trio), by Jon Scieszka (5th Grade)

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