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Teacher-Selected Books by Month (2024)



Last updated Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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August: "Back to School Fun"

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We Don't Eat our Classmates! : A Penelope Rex Book, by Ryan T. Higgins (Kindergarten)
How Do you Do?, by Larissa Theule (1st Grade)
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, by Laurie Keller (2nd Grade)
Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Book 3), by Annie Barrows (3rd Grade)
Ralph S. Mouse, by Beverly Cleary (4th Grade)
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom, by Booki Vivat (5th Grade)

July: "Amazing Animals"

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Penguin Problems, by Jory John (Kindergarten)
On Beyond Bugs! All About Insects (The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library), by Tish Rabe (1st Grade)
Give Bees a Chance, by Bethany Barton (2nd Grade)
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World, by Steve Jenkins (3rd Grade)
The Book of Brilliant Bugs, by Jess French (4th Grade)
Road Trip, by Gary Paulsen (5th Grade)

June: "Friendship & Fun"

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Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort, by Alex Millan (Kindergarten)
Frank and Bean, by Jamie Michalak (1st Grade)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns We Can All Get Along, by Reverend Ana and Howard Binkow (2nd Grade)
Bad Kitty Joins the Team, by Nick Bruel (3rd Grade)
Smile: A Graphic Novel, by Raina Telgemeier (4th Grade)
Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (5th Grade)

May: "Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales"

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Not Quite Narwhal, by Jessie Sima (Kindergarten)
The Case of the Stinky Stench (Volume 2) (Lady Pancake & Sir FrenchToast), by Josh Funk (1st Grade)
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes, by Duncan Tonatiuh (2nd Grade)
A Year Full of Stories: 52 Classic Stories from All Around the World, by Angela McAllister (3rd Grade)
The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants), by Melissa de la Cruz (4th Grade)
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer (5th Grade)

April: "The Wonders of Science & Technology"

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Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum, by Meghan McCarthy (Kindergarten)
I'm Trying to Love Math, by Bethany Barton (1st Grade)
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, by Laurie Wallmark (2nd Grade)
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague, by Julia Finley Mosca (3rd Grade)
Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Blasts Off! (From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. MacGuire), by Frances O'Roark Dowell (4th Grade)
Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle: A Mystery with Spy Cameras, Code Wheels, and Other Gadgets You Can Build, by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith (5th Grade)

March: "Music & Entertainment"

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Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley, by Bob and Cedella Marley (Kindergarten)
Imagine, by John Lennon (1st Grade)
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World), by Brad Meltzer (2nd Grade)
Every Thing On It, by Shel Silverstein (3rd Grade)
William's Midsummer Dreams, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (4th Grade)
My Own Lightning, by Lauren Wolk (5th Grade)

February: "People & Places Around the World"

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Rita Moreno: A Little Golden Book Biography, by Maria Correa (Kindergarten)
Alice Waters Cooks Up a Food Revolution, by Diane Stanley (1st Grade)
Rosalind Looked Closer: An Unsung Hero of Molecular Science, by Lisa Gerin (2nd Grade)
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter , by Dianne Ochiltree (3rd Grade)
Mikis and the Donkey, by Bibi Dumon Tak (4th Grade)
Middle School: Escape to Australia, by James Patterson (5th Grade)

January: "Mysteries & New Adventures"

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A Giraffe and a Half, by Shel Silverstein (Kindergarten)
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, by Drew Daywalt (1st Grade)
Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook, by Kim Smith (2nd Grade)
The Unforgettable Logan Foster, by Shawn Peters (3rd Grade)
Flying Lessons & Other Stories, by Ellen Oh (4th Grade)
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero, by Rachel Renée Russell (5th Grade)

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