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December 8 Christmas Books
December 1 Classic Reissues
November 25 No Small Thing, by Natalie Ghent, To The Beach! by Linda Ashman
November 10 “Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent” , by Lauren Child, “Spilled Water” , by Sally Grindley, “Bound” , by Donna Jo Napoli
November 3 High Adventure Books
October 27 Halloween Books
October 20 ABC Books
October 13 Fantasy Books
October 06 Autum Picture Books
September 29 “Captain Arsenio: Inventions and (Mis) Adventures in Flight” , by Pablo Bernasconi, “The House on the Gulf” , by Margaret Peterson
September 22 Books about Penguins
September 16 Read-A-Louds
September 08 “Utterly Me, Clarice Bean” , followed by “Clarice Bean Spells Trouble” , both by Lauren Child
September 01 P icture books that help celebrate reading
August 25 Beginning of school books
August 18 “Dinosaurs: Encyclopedia Prehistorica” , by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart , “Broken Song” , by Kathryn Lasky
August 11 “Olivia Kidney and the Exit Academy” , by Ellen Potter , “What's Going On In There? A Guessing Book” , by Geoffrey Grahn
August 04 “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince”, by J. K. Rowling,  “The Surprise Visitor”, by Juli Kangas
July 28 “Seeds”, by Ken Robbins,  “Zinnia's Flower Garden”, by Monica Wellington,  “Counting in the Garden”, by Kim Parker“The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands”, by Sneed B. Collard III
July 07 "No Small Thing", by Natalie Ghent , “To The Beach!” by Linda Ashman
June 30 “O, Say Can You See: Symbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words”, by Sheila Keenan , “Saving the Liberty Bell”, by Megan McDonald , “Fight For Freedom: The American Revolutionary War”, by Benson Bobrick , “We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States”, illustrated by David Catrow , “America Is…”, by Louise Borden
June 23 "The Last Treasure" , by Janet S. Anderson, "The Visit" , by Reeve Lindbergh
June 16 Father's Day book list
June 09 Summertime book list
June 02 "The Boy Who Saved Baseball" , by John H. Ritter, "The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino" , by Dan Shaughnessy , "The Shot Heard ‘Round The World" , by Phil Bildner, "Mudball" , written and illustrated by Matt Tavares, "And I Can read Book: The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball", "Ballpark: The Story of America's Baseball Fields" by  Lynn Curlee
May 26 "Running with Angels: The Inspiring Journey of a Woman Who Turned Personal Tragedy into Triumph Over Obesity" , by Pamela H. Hansen, "Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo" , by Obert Skye
May 19 "Zen Shorts" , by Jon J. Muth, "This Little Light Of Mine" .  by E. B. Lewis, "Home" , by Jeannie Baker, "Walt Whitman: Words For America" , by Barbara Kerley, "When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Loren Long, "Mother Teresa" , by Demi, "Imagine A Day" , by Sarah L. Thompson
May 12 "Arrowhawk" , by Lola M. Schaefer, "The Truth About Sparrows" , by Marian Hale
May 05 "Baby Unique", by David Ellwand, "The Double Life of Zoe Flynn", by Janet Lee Carey
April 28: "The Toughest Cowboy", by John Frank, "Mr. George Baker", by Amy Hest, "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot", by Linda Smith, "Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse", by Linsay Barrett George, "Sure As Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends", by Alice McGill, "The Three Silly Billies", by Margie Palatini, “Dusty Locks and The Three Bears",, “Detective LaRue: Letters From the Investigation", by Mark Teague, “The Royal Mice:  The Sword and the Horn", by Loretta Krupinski
April 21: “Whispering to Witches”, by Anna Dale, “Pie In The Sky", by Lois Ehlert
April 14  “I Like Myself!", by Karen Beaumont, “Voyage of Ice", by Michelle Torrey
April 07: “North of Everything", by Craig Crist-Evans, “Omnibeasts", by Douglas Florian, “Runny Babbit, A Billy Sook” by Shel Silverstein, “Wonderful Words, Poems about Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening” by Lee Bennett Hopkins, “Once Upon A Poem", with a foreword by Kevin Crossley Holland, “A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes, A Pocket Book", by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, “The Pig in the Spigot"' by Richard Wilbur
March 31:  “The Librarian of Basra, A True Story From Iraq", by Jeanette Winter, “Fish", by L. S. Matthews, “There's A Big, Beautiful World Out There!", by Nancy Carlson, “There's A Big, Beautiful World Out There!", by Nancy Carlson
March 24: “Just Another Morning", by Linda Ashman, “Alice the Fairy", by David Shannon, “Once Upon A Cloud", by Rob D. Walker, “Flyaway Katie", by Polly Dunbar, “My Chair", by Betsy James, “Orson Blasts Off", by Raul Colon, “A Monkey Among Us", by Dave Horowitz
March 17: “Weaving The Rainbow", by George Ella Lyon, "The Fish In Room 11", by Heather Dyer
March 10: “The Report Card", by Andrew Clements, “Mouse In The House", by Nana Quimby
March 03 "Fairytale News", by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins, "Chu Ju's house" by Gloria Whelan
February 24: I Saw Your Face, "Coming on Home Soon", by Jacqueline Woodson, "Let's Talk About Race", by Julius Lester, "An African Princess", by Lyra Edmonds, "This Little Light of Mine", "Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins", by Carol Boston Weatherford, "A Sweet Smell of Roses", by Angela Johnson, "Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life", by Jerdine Nolen, "Seaward Born", by Lea Wait, "Journey to the Bottomless Pit: The Story of Stephen Bishop & Mammoth Cave", by Elizabeth Mitchell  
February 17:  When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots, Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times", by David Rubel
February 10: I Love..., by Minne and Natali Forteir, Never Too Little To Love, by Jeanne Willis, The Way I Love You, by David Bedford, On the Hill, by Lisa Jahn-Clough, Bear Hugs, by Karma Wilson
February 03: February 03, 2005
January 27:  January 27, 2005
January 20: January 20, 2005
January 13: January 13, 2005
January 06: January 6. 2005