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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2009)



Last updated Thursday, September 24, 2020

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December: "Winter Wonderlands"

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A Penguin Story, by Antoinette Portis (Kindergarten)
Olivia Helps with Christmas, by Ian Falconer (1st Grade)
When Winter Comes, by Nancy Van Laan (2nd Grade)
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder, by Mark Cassino (3rd Grade)
Secrets of a Christmas Box, by Steven Hornby (4th Grade)
The Snow Spider, by Jenny Nimmo (5th Grade)

November: "Sports, Fun, and Games"

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Are You Ready to Play Outside?, by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
Skippyjon Jones, by Judy Schachner (1st Grade)
Ish, by Peter Reynolds (2nd Grade)
Pele, King of Soccer, by Monica Brown (3rd Grade)
Baseball in April and Other Stories, by Gary Soto (4th Grade)
Tangerine, by Edward Bloor (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Mysteries, and Magic"

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By the Light of the Halloween Moon, by Caroline Stutson (Kindergarten)
Kat Kong, by Dav Pilkey (1st Grade)
The Pumpkin Goblin Makes Friends, by Aaron Taylor (2nd Grade)
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories, by Alvin Schwartz (3rd Grade)
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events), by Lemony Snicket (4th Grade)
Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare, by Darren Shan (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales"

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Clay Boy, by Mira Ginsburg (Kindergarten)
The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, by Mairi Mackinnon (1st Grade)
The Little Green Witch, by Barbara Barbieri McGrath (2nd Grade)
Nacho and Lolita, by Pam Munoz Ryan (3rd Grade)
Grandma Chickenlegs, by Geraldine McCaughreen (4th Grade)
The Fairy's Mistake, by Gail Carson Levine (5th Grade)

August: "Movies and Books"

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Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parish (Kindergarten)
Thumbelina, by Hans Christian Andersen (1st Grade)
The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams (2nd Grade)
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo (3rd Grade)
Matilda, by Roald Dahl (4th Grade)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper (Kindergarten)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, by Pam Adams and Simms Taback (1st Grade)
Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown (2nd Grade)
Mrs. Katz and Tush, by Patricia Polacco (3rd Grade)
The BFG, by Roald Dahl (4th Grade)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar (5th Grade)

June: "Superheroes and Super People"

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The Story of Ruby Bridges, by Robert Coles (Kindergarten)
Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter (1st Grade)
Boxes for Katje, by Candace Fleming (2nd Grade)
Passage to Freedom, by Ken Mochizuki (3rd Grade)
Any Small Goodness, by Tony Johnson (4th Grade)
The Janitor's Boy, by Andrew Clements (5th Grade)

May: "Birthdays and Celebrations from Around the World"

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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, by Laura Numeroff (Kindergarten)
Fiesta Fiasco, by Ann Whitford Paul (1st Grade)
Fancy Nancy, Bonjour Butterfly, by Jane O'Connor (2nd Grade)
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish, by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard (3rd Grade)
Erandi's Braids, by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal (4th Grade)
Hip Hop Speaks to Children, by Nikki Giovanni (5th Grade)

April: "From the Earth to the Moon!"

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Goodbye Earth, Hello Moon!, by Gabriel Meil (Kindergarten)
Earth to Stella, by Simon Puttock (1st Grade)
Nico Visits the Moon, by Honorio Robledo (2nd Grade)
Max Goes to the Moon, by Jeffrey Bennett (3rd Grade)
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (4th Grade)
Leepike Ridge, by N. D. Wilson (5th Grade)

March: "Music and Celebrations"

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Froggy Plays in the Band, by Jonathan London (Kindergarten)
I'm a Little Teapot, by Iza Trapani (1st Grade)
Mole Music, by David McPhail (2nd Grade)
Manuelo the Playing Mantis, by Don Freeman (3rd Grade)
The Last Holiday Concert, by Andrew Clements (4th Grade)
Things Hoped For, by Andrew Clements (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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My Friends, by Taro Gomi (Kindergarten)
How To Make Friends With a Giant, by Gennifer Choldenko (1st Grade)
The Lamb Who Came For Dinner, by Steve Smallman (2nd Grade)
Pete & Pickles, by Berkeley Breathed (3rd Grade)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney (4th Grade)
Babe: The Gallant Pig, by Dick King-Smith (5th Grade)

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

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A Kitten Tale, by Eric Rohmann (Kindergarten)
It's Moving Day, by Pamela Hickman (1st Grade)
Arthur's Friendship Treasury, by Marc Brown (2nd Grade)
The First Tortilla: A Bilingual Story, by Rudolfo Anaya (3rd Grade)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick (4th Grade)
Facts of Life:Stories, by Gary Soto (5th Grade)

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