Monthly Book Suggestions
 June, July, August
See files Book suggestions and Elementary Summer Reading List under Useful Links
Graphic Novels
Friends Series Shannon Hale
Legend of the Star Runner J. L. Wagner
Bad Guys Aaron Blakely
Mineraft R. Sfe. Monster
Narwal Ben Clanton
Funny Girl Betsy Bird
Click Kayla Miller
The Last Kids on Earth
Books by Raina Telgemeier
Awkward Svetlana Chmakova
This One Summer Marika tamaki
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
Diary of A Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Amulet Kazu Kibuisha
American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang
Dogman Dav PilkeyNew Kid Jerry Craft

April is Poetry Month

ReadWriteThink poetry
Word Mover
Acrostic Poem Interactive
Diamonte Poem Interactive
Riddle Poem Interactive
Shape Theme Poems Interactive
Rhyme Zone
Writing With Writers Poetry Scholastic

Kenn Nesbit books
Shel Silverstein books
Bruce Lansky books
Jack Prelutsky books
Poetry for Young People different poets
Poetry for Kids by different poets

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
A Stick is an Excellent Thing : Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer
Poems to Learn by Heart : Carolyn Kennedy
20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury
Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
A Poke in the I: A collection of concrete poems by Paul B. Janeczko
I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni
A is for Arnyx : An Alphabet in Verse  by Guy Conner
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ; Poetry by Mr. Rogers by Mr. Rogers
Book of Nature Poetry by j. Patrick Lewis
The Random House Book of Poetry
Sing a Song of Seasons : A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year by Nosy Crow
If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries by Judith Viorst
Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems by Kate Coombs
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming : And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Adults by Chris Haris
Hip Hop Speaks to Children : A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat by Nikki Giovanni

Fold Older Students
Out of Wonder : Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Love That Dog Sharon Creech

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Cast Away poems for Our Time by Naomi Shihab Nye
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne
Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color

March is Women's History Month

Picture Books

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David Adler
Betsy ross by Alexandra Wallner
Sonia Sotomayor by Jonah Winter
She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 
I Dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes the Mark by Debbie Levy
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks by Cynthia Levinson
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Free As a Bird: The Story of Malala by Lin Maslo
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tonya Lee Stone
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson
Before She Was Harriet by James Ransome
Mae Among Stars by Roda Ahmed
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner

Any of the Who Was series about women
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon
Cornerstones of Freedom: Women's Right to Vote by Peter Benoit
What Would She Do? 25 Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women by Kay Woodward
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

February is Black History Month

Picture Books

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
The Jazzman by Karin Ehrhardt
Moses:When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom 
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African -Americans by Kadir Nelson
What Color is My World -The Lost History of African American Inventors by Kareem Abdul Jabbar
The Kidnapped Prince : The Life of Olaudah Equiano
Night John by Gary Paulsen
Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons
Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
My Dream Of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
Night Boat to Freedom by Margot Theis Raven
More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson
Freedom on the Menu by Carole Boston Weatherford
Cornrows by Camille Yarbrough
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack
Teammates by Peter Golenbock
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road by Julius Lester
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Frederick Douglas The Last Day of Slavery by William Miller
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad by Faith Ringgold
My Name is James Madison Hemings by Jonah Winter
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Unspoken by Henry Coles
Now Let Me Fly by Dolores Johnson
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo
Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite Davol
Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior

Intermediate Grade Books
Who Was Rosa Parks by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Let's Dream Martin Luther King, Jr. by Peter and Connie Roop
The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
Harriet Tubman by Jane plocovar
Frederick Douglass by Margaret Davidson
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Harriet Tubman by George Sullivan
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams- Garcia
Martin Rising by Andrea Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Any book by Kwame Alexander
Any book by Andrea or Brian Pinkney
Any book by Christopher Paul Curtis
Any book by Walter Dean Myers
Any book by Jacqueline Woodson
Any book by Nikki Grimes