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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2010)



Last updated Thursday, September 24, 2020

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December: "Winter Wonderlands"

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Angelina Ice Skates, by Katharine Holabird (Kindergarten)
The Three Snow Bears, by Jan Brett (1st Grade)
Under the Snow, by Melissa Stewart (2nd Grade)
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, by Susan Wojciechowski (3rd Grade)
Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House #36), by Mary Pope Osborne (4th Grade)
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, by Ingri D'Aulaire (5th Grade)

November: "Fun and Games"

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All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon (Kindergarten)
Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy, by Ian Falconer (1st Grade)
Gunner, Football Hero, by James E. Ransome (2nd Grade)
The Goalie Mask (Hockey Heroes Series), by Mike Leonetti (3rd Grade)
The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Keatley Snyder (4th Grade)
Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Mysteries, and Magic"

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Boogie Knights, by Lisa Wheeler (Kindergarten)
Only A Witch Can Fly, by Alison McGhee (1st Grade)
Bats, At The Library, by Brian Lies (2nd Grade)
The Three Robbers, by Tomi Ungerer (3rd Grade)
100 Cupboards, by N.D. Wilson (4th Grade)
Mysterious Bendedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart (5th Grade)

September: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales"

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The Little Red Hen, by Jerry Pinkney (Kindergarten)
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk, by Gerald McDermott (1st Grade)
Strega Nona: An Old Tale, by Tomie dePaola (2nd Grade)
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal, by Paul Fleishman (3rd Grade)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo (4th Grade)
How to Be a Pirate (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III), by Cressida Cowell (5th Grade)

August: "Movies and Books"

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There's a Nightmare in My Closet, by Mercer Mayer (Kindergarten)
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans (1st Grade)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi and Ron Barrett (2nd Grade)
Shrek, by William Steig (3rd Grade)
Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl (4th Grade)
How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III), by Cressida Crowell (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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Do You Know What I'll Do?, by Charlotte Zolotow (Kindergarten)
I Will Make Miracles, by Susie Morgenstern (1st Grade)
The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Weise (2nd Grade)
Verdi, by Janell Cannon (3rd Grade)
Ramona Forever, by Beverly Cleary (4th Grade)
Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo (5th Grade)

June: "Superheroes and Super People"

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How to Heal a Broken Wing, by Bob Graham (Kindergarten)
Robot Zot!, by Jon Scieszka (1st Grade)
Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!, by Shana Corey (2nd Grade)
A True Story About Jackie Robinson (Testing The Ice), by Sharon Robinson (3rd Grade)
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story, by Paula Yoo (4th Grade)
The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan (5th Grade)

May: "Literature From Around the World"

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Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawai'i, by Gerald McDermott (Kindergarten)
For You Are a Kenyan Child, by Kelly Cunnane (1st Grade)
I Lost My Tooth in Africa, by Penda Diakite (2nd Grade)
Stone Soup, by Jon J. Muth (3rd Grade)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin (4th Grade)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2), by Rick Riordan (5th Grade)

April: "From the Earth to the Moon!"

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If You Decide To Go To The Moon, by Faith McNulty (Kindergarten)
Faces of the Moon, by Bob Crelin (1st Grade)
How The Moon Regained Her Shape, by Janet Ruth Heller (2nd Grade)
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, by Brian Floca (3rd Grade)
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, by Kathryn Lasky (4th Grade)
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (5th Grade)

March: "Music and Celebrations"

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Barn Dance!, by Bill Martin and John Archambault (Kindergarten)
Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book, by Yuyi Morales (1st Grade)
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum, by Robert Andrew Parker (2nd Grade)
Jazz, by Walter Dean Myers (3rd Grade)
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden (4th Grade)
11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship"

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The Knight and The Dragon, by Tomie dePaola (Kindergarten)
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mo Willems (1st Grade)
The Boy who Grew Flowers, by Jennifer Wojtowicz (2nd Grade)
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, by Isabella Hatkoff (3rd Grade)
Henry and Beezus, by Beverly Cleary (4th Grade)
Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster, by Berkeley Breathed (5th Grade)

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

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The Perfect Nest, by Catherine Friend (Kindergarten)
How to Make a Cherry Pie & See the USA, by Marjorie Priceman (1st Grade)
Erika-San, by Allen Say (2nd Grade)
Eve of the Emperor Penguin, by Mary Pope Osborne (3rd Grade)
From Russia with Lunch, by Bruce Hale (4th Grade)
Eye Of The Forest (Children Of The Lamp), by P.B. Kerr (5th Grade)

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