Pre-K - 1st grade Book of the Month
A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara
Elinor is a perfectionist in Mr.Tiffin’s classroom. She works hard on all her assignments and loves to work, but during April, poetry month, Elinor finds it difficult to write a poem. But when she hears that an author is coming to her school, she is determined to write the perfect poem.
2nd - 3rd grade Book of the Month
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. There you will meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. Full of the craziest stories and amazing adventures, this book will keep you smiling for hours.
4th - 5th grade Book of the Month
Love the Dog by Sharon Creech
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write poetry. Every time Jack starts to write a poem, his brain just feels empty. But his teacher won’t stop giving poetry assignments, and Jack can’t avoid them forever. When Jack gets a dog, poems start to flow. The more he starts to write, the more he realizes he has something to say.
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girl Dreaming is making a second Book of the Month appearance. Through vivid poems, Jacqueline Woodson shares her childhood and what it was like growing up as an African-American in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She talks about living with the remnants of the Jim Crow laws and her awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Each poem is charged with emotions, and you are bound to be inspired.
9th grade - 12th Book of the Month
With Their Eyes by Annie Thoms
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only four blocks from the World Trade Center. Within hours, students’, teachers’ and administrators’ lives were changed. Here, in their own words, are their firsthand stories of the day we will never forget.