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Booklist 2017-2018

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 (October 2017 – May 2018) in each grade level.

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  • October: Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak
  • November: Bird, Balloon, Bear by Il Sung Na
  • December: How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace
  • January: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
  • February: Here Comes the Tooth Fairy by Deborah Underwood
  • March: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • April: How Does a Dinosaur Stay Safe by Jane Yolen
  • May: Bug Zoo by Andy Harkness



  • October: My Five Senses by Aliki
  • November: T is for Turkey, A True Thanksgiving Story by Tanya Lee Stone
  • December: Llama, Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
  • January: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
  • February: If it’s Snowy, Clap Your Paws by Kim Norman
  • March: Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
  • April: And then it’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
  • May: A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry



  • October: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • November: The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh
  • December: The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
  • January: Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
  • February: They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
  • March: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • April: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • May: Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol



  • October: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
  • November: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • December: The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • January: Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  • February: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
  • March: Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet
  • April: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • May: The Mermaid by Jan Brett (released 8/22/17)



  • October: Mercy Watson: Princess in the Disguise by Kate DiCamillo
  • November: Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive by Jack Chabert and Sam Ricks
  • December: Dory, Dory, Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon
  • January: Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
  • February: Mary and the Little Shepherds of Fatima by Marlyn Monge and Maria Joao Lopes
  • March: Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dave Pilkey
  • April: Socks by Beverly Cleary
  • May: The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin



  • October: Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary
  • November: Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
  • December: The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • January: Mary and the Little Shepherds of Fatima by Marlyn Monge and Maria Joao Lopes
  • February: George Washington: Our Founding Father by Frank Keating
  • March: When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano
  • April: James and the Giant Peach by Raold Dahl
  • May: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White



  • October: Matilda by Raold Dahl
  • November: Some Writer by Melissa Sweet
  • December: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • January: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • February: Africa is My Home by Monica Edinger
  • March: Sunny Side Up by Jennifer & Matthew Holm
  • April: Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger
  • May: The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff



  • October: One Amazing Elephant by Linda Oatman High
  • November: The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  • December: A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
  • January: Roanoke, The Lost Colony by Jane Yolen
  • February: George VS George by Rosalyn Schanzer
  • March: Some Writer by Melissa Sweet
  • April: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • May: The Witches by Raold Dahl



  • October: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • November: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • December: Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • January: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • February: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Strous
  • March: Where the Mountains Meet the Moon by Grace Lin
  • April: Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
  • May: The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli



  • October: Poison is Not Polite by Robin Stevens
  • November: Buffalo Bill by Candace Fleming
  • December: Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
  • January: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud
  • February: The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
  • March: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • April: Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
  • May: The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz



  • October: The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz
  • November: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud
  • December: Posted by John David Anderson
  • January: Buffalo Bill by Candace Fleming
  • February: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • March: Salt from the Sea by Ruth Sepyts
  • April: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • May: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar


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