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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2013)



Last updated Thursday, September 24, 2020

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December: "The Spirit of Giving"

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Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney (Kindergarten)
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, by James Dean (1st Grade)
Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett (2nd Grade)
The Lemonade Ripple: A Sweet Story of Kindness and Charity, by Paul Reichert (3rd Grade)
The Unfinished Angel, by Sharon Creech (4th Grade)
Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (5th Grade)

November: "Sports, Fun and Games"

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Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon (1st Grade)
The Great Paper Caper, by Oliver Jeffers (2nd Grade)
Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka (3rd Grade)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary (4th Grade)
Wild Pitch, by Cal Ripken Jr. (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Mysteries, and Magic"

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The 13 Nights of Halloween, by Guy Vasilovich (Kindergarten)
Which Way to Witch School?, by Scott Santoro (1st Grade)
What Was I Scared Of? A Glow-in-the-Dark Encounter, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Frankenstein Takes the Cake, by Adam Rex (3rd Grade)
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz (4th Grade)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare (5th Grade)

September: "Faraway Places"

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Goodnight Hawaiian Moon, by Dr. Carolan (Kindergarten)
Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale, by Marisa Montes (1st Grade)
Zen Ties, by Jon J. Muth (2nd Grade)
Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh, by Amy Novesky (3rd Grade)
Magic Tree House #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas , by Mary Pope Osborne (4th Grade)
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (5th Grade)

August: "Lights! Camera! Action!"

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Angelina on Stage (Angelina Ballerina), by Katharine Holabird (Kindergarten)
Madeline in London, by Ludwig Bemelmans (1st Grade)
The Sign on Rosie's Door, by Maurice Sendak (2nd Grade)
The Boy of a Thousand Faces, by Brian Selznick (3rd Grade)
Hotel For Dogs, by Lois Duncan (4th Grade)
The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende (5th Grade)

July: "Independence and Growing Up"

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My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, and High Fives, by Jamie Lee Curtis (Kindergarten)
This Moose Belongs to Me, by Oliver Jeffers (1st Grade)
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty, by Linda Glaser (2nd Grade)
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street, by Roni Schotter (3rd Grade)
Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood (4th Grade)
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead (5th Grade)

June: "Super Heroes and Super People"

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The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy, by Jacky Davis (Kindergarten)
Superhero Joe, by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman (1st Grade)
Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery, by Kevin O'Malley (2nd Grade)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition, by William Kamkwamba (3rd Grade)
The Journey That Saved Curious George, by Louise Borden (4th Grade)
Super, by Matthew Cody (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairytales"

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Two of Everything , by Lily Toy Hong (Kindergarten)
The Boy Who Cried Ninja , by Alex Latimer (1st Grade)
Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale, by Eric Kimmel (2nd Grade)
Aesop's Fables, by Don Daily (3rd Grade)
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy (4th Grade)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making , by Catherynne M. Valente (5th Grade)

April: "Amazing Animals and Interesting Environments"

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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story, by Mark Kelly (Kindergarten)
Suryia Swims!, by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle (1st Grade)
The Bee Tree, by Patricia Polacco (2nd Grade)
The Beetle Book, by Steve Jenkins (3rd Grade)
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog, by Garth Stein (4th Grade)
The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley (5th Grade)

March: "Music and Celebrations"

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Rock 'N' Roll Mole, by Carolyn Crimi (Kindergarten)
The Remarkable Farkle Mcbride, by John Lithgow (1st Grade)
Harlem's Little Blackbird, by Renee Watson (2nd Grade)
When I Get Older: The Story behind "Wavin' Flag", by K'NAAN and Sol Sol (3rd Grade)
Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey, by Gary Golio (4th Grade)
Under the Mambo Moon, by Julia Durango (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship and Family "

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Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, by Aaron Blabey (Kindergarten)
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead (1st Grade)
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Freedom Summer, by Deborah Wiles (3rd Grade)
Bully, by Patricia Polacco (4th Grade)
The Absolute Value of Mike , by Kathryn Erskine (5th Grade)

January: "Discovery and Adventure"

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The Snowy Day , by Ezra Keats (Kindergarten)
Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale, by Steven Kellogg (1st Grade)
Mr. Lincoln's Boys , by Staton Rabin (2nd Grade)
American Tall Tales, by Mary Pope Osborne (3rd Grade)
Paddle-to-the-Sea , by Holling C. Holling (4th Grade)
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg , by Rodman Philbrick (5th Grade)

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