Books of the Month 2012-2013

Why a book of the month?
     When a school shares a book, and family participation is encouraged. a spirit of community is promoted. The books of the month are chosen based on content that addresses human feelings and encourages the human universal values of empathy and caring. Sharing these types of stories help to build a sense of community among students in a classroom, in the school building, and district-wide, through the development of positive character traits. Instilling concepts such as generosity, responsibility, perseverance, acceptance, honesty, respect and cooperation helps children to experience success both academically and socially.
     Usually a picture book, it can be read in one sitting in classrooms at all grade levels. The spirit of a literate community is fostered when the whole community has a shared reading experience.
Every community wants to foster happy, socially-responsible children. So ask a child you know about the book of the month!

previous Books of the Month

September 2012


by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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October 2012

Ballots for Belva

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

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November 2012

Seasons of the Circle

by Joseph Bruchac

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December 2012

Immi's Gift

by Karen Littlewood

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January 2013

The Runaway Wok

by Ying Chang Compestine

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February 2013

The Three Questions
by Jon J. Muth

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March 2013

George and Martha

by James Marshall

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April 2013

Angel Child, Dragon Child
by Michele Maria Surat

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May 2013

The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey

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June 2013

Listen to the Wind

by George Mortenson

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K. Virginia Bond