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Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of
Joan Dulanie, our school nurse, who passed away this past weekend. She will be missed.

NOTE: For SY 2017-2018, one space each has opened up for Grades 3, 4, and 6.

Booklist 2016-2017

Finished reading the book of the month and want to start with the next one? Below you will find the list of books for each month (September 2016 – June 2017) in each grade level.

Scroll down and make sure that you have the right list:


  • September: Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
  • October: Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak
  • November: Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
  • December: Pete The Car Saves Christmas by Eric Lit Win
  • January: The Chameleon That Saved Noah’s Ark by Yael Molchadsky
  • February: Here Comes the Tooth Fairy by Deborah Underwood
  • March: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • April: The Earth Book by Todd Parr
  • May: Bug Zoo by Andy Harkness



  • October: Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman
  • November: Beckle by Dan Santat
  • December: Super Truck by Stephen Savage
  • January: Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman
  • February: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
  • March: One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom
  • April: Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman and Zachariah O’Aora
  • May: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog by Lucille Colandro
  • June: Thunder Boy by Sherman Alexie



  • October: Chuck and Woodchuck by Cece Bell
  • November: Waiting by Kevin Henkes
  • December: Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger
  • January: Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick
  • February: Today I Am by Mies Van Hout
  • March: Previously by Allan Ahlberg
  • April: Clara by Emily Arnold McCully
  • May: There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith



  • October: The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell
  • November: My Teacher for President by Kay Winters
  • December: The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
  • January: A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
  • February: A Sick Day for Amus McGee by Philip C. Stead
  • March: Mossy by Jan Brett
  • April: Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
  • May: Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick



  • October: Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert & Sam Ricks
  • November: The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
  • December: Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon
  • January: Socks by Beverly Cleary
  • February: Let’s Get Cracking!: Kung Pow Chicken Series #1 by Cyndi Marko
  • March: Gingerbread for Liberty by Mara Rockliff
  • April: Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks by Skila Brown
  • May: Detective Gordon: The First Case by Ulf Nilsson
  • June: The Otter: Lighthouse Family Series by Cynthia Rylant



  • October: Detective Gordon: The First Case by Ulf Nilsson
  • November: Into The Wild by Doreen Cronin
  • December: Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon Hale
  • January: Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder
  • February: Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danzinger
  • March: Charlotte’s Web by EB White
  • April: Little Cat’s Luck by Marion Dane Bauer
  • May: Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
  • June: The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney



  • October: Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning by AJ Low
  • November: Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • December: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • January: Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey
  • February: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • March: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis
  • April: Sunny Side Up by Jennifer & Matthew Holm
  • May: James and the Giant Peach by Raold Dahl
  • June: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson



  • October: Full of Beans (Available on 8/30/2016) by Jennifer L. Holm
  • November: Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
  • December: The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  • January: Liberty (Dogs of WWII) (Available on 10/11/2016) by Kirby Larsen
  • February: The Witches by Raold Dahl
  • March: WONDER by R. J. Palacio
  • April: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • May: Truce by Jim Murphy
  • June: Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley



  • October: Moo by Sharon Creech
  • November: Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens
  • December: When the Sea Turned Silver by Grace Lin
  • January: Tru and Nelle by G. Neri
  • February: Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
  • March: The Door in the Staircase by Katherine Marsh
  • April: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • May: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • June: A Place I Belong by Cynthia Kadohata



  • October: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud
  • November: Once Was a Time by Leila Sales
  • December: The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin
  • January: The Last Boy at St. Edith’s Academy by Lee Malone
  • February: Murder is Bad Manner by Robin Stevens
  • March: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • April: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams – Garcia
  • May: We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Friedman
  • June: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead



  • October: NightBird by Alice Hoffman
  • November: The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud
  • December: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
  • January: The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  • February: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schiltz
  • March: Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  • April: How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson
  • May: First Class Murder by Robin Stevens
  • June: Anya’s War by Andrea Alban


3 comments to Booklist 2016-2017

  • Ayush Varma

    Love the booklist for 6 grade

  • Noah Bisrat grade 6

    It is awesome

  • Noah Bisrat

    I love the booklist for sixth grade. There is a big mix between different kinds of genres. Some books are just based on one genre like mystery or fiction, but most books in our reading list have a diverse twist of genres like mystery and fiction. If you like reading about folktales of different international nations When the Sea Turned to Silver would be a great choice. Each book meets some persons interests. That is what I like about the sixth grade reading list.

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