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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2015)



Last updated Saturday, November 28, 2020

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December: "The Spirit of Giving"

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Numeroff (Kindergarten)
Olive, the Other Reindeer, by Vivian Walsh (1st Grade)
Turkey Claus, by Wendi Silvano (2nd Grade)
Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano (3rd Grade)
An Orange for Frankie, by Patricia Polacco (4th Grade)
Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition, by Catherine Ryan Hyde (5th Grade)

November: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale, by Steven Guarnaccia (Kindergarten)
Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty (1st Grade)
Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, by Gene Barretta (2nd Grade)
I, Galileo, by Bonnie Christensen (3rd Grade)
If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers, by David J. Smith (4th Grade)
House of Robots, by James Patterson (5th Grade)

October: "Halloween, Magic, & Monsters"

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Halloween Hustle, by Charlotte Gunnufson (Kindergarten)
Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat, by Doreen Cronin (1st Grade)
Julia's House for Lost Creatures, by Ben Hatke (2nd Grade)
Dory Fantasmagory, by Abby Hanlon (3rd Grade)
Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic, by Mark Tatulli (4th Grade)
Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon (5th Grade)

September: "Back to School Fun & Games"

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Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, by Anna Dewdney (Kindergarten)
Miss Nelson is Missing, by Harry Allard Jr. (1st Grade)
Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!, by Vicki Myron (2nd Grade)
Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, by Barbara Park (3rd Grade)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, by Jeff Kinney (4th Grade)
Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea (5th Grade)

August: "Arts and Entertainment"

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The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt (Kindergarten)
Too Much Glue, by Jason Lefebvre (1st Grade)
Vincent's Colors, by Vincent Van Gogh (2nd Grade)
When Pigasso Met Mootisse, by Nina Laden (3rd Grade)
Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble, by Nick Bruel (4th Grade)
All the Answers, by Kate Messner (5th Grade)

July: "Summer Fun & Games"

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A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen (Kindergarten)
Going Places, by Paul Reynolds (1st Grade)
McElligot's Pool (Classic Seuss), by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Like Bug Juice on a Burger, by Julie Sternberg (3rd Grade)
Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, by Jeff Kinney (4th Grade)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar, by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou (5th Grade)

June: "People & Places Around the World"

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The Adventures of Taxi Dog, by Debra and Sal Barracca (Kindergarten)
A Walk in New York, by Salvatore Rubbino (1st Grade)
The Matchbox Diary, by Paul Fleischman (2nd Grade)
A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond (3rd Grade)
Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini, by Richard Platt (4th Grade)
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

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The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson (Kindergarten)
Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina (1st Grade)
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss (2nd Grade)
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies), by Ernest Drake and Dugald Steer (3rd Grade)
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman (4th Grade)
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan (5th Grade)

April: "Amazing Animals & Interesting Environments"

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The Mixed-Up Chameleon , by Eric Carle (Kindergarten)
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (1st Grade)
A Little Book Of Sloth, by Lucy Cooke (2nd Grade)
Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival , by Janet Coleman (3rd Grade)
War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo (4th Grade)
The Turtle of Oman: A Novel, by Naomi Shihab Nye (5th Grade)

March: "Music & Celebrations"

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Chicks and Salsa, by Aaron Reynolds (Kindergarten)
Chicken Dance, by Tammi Sauer (1st Grade)
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, by Joyce Sidman (2nd Grade)
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, by Laban Carrick Hill (3rd Grade)
A Pizza the Size of the Sun, by Jack Prelutsky (4th Grade)
Lizard Music, by Daniel Manus Pinkwater (5th Grade)

February: "Friendship & Family"

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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, by Mo Willems (Kindergarten)
Sophie's Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller (1st Grade)
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems, by Janet Stevens (2nd Grade)
Jenny and the Cat Club, by Esther Averill (3rd Grade)
The Secret of Whale Island (Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #1), by Thea Stilton (4th Grade)
The Adventures of Beanboy, by Lisa Harkrader (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & Adventure"

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The Snatchabook, by Helen Docherty (Kindergarten)
"Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!", by Patricia Thomas (1st Grade)
Those Darn Squirrels!, by Adam Rubin (2nd Grade)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce (3rd Grade)
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill, by Alexander McCall Smith (4th Grade)
The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1), by Michael Buckley (5th Grade)

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