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Morgan Brown–Jefferson/Lincoln Elementary School STEM (Ottawa)

  1. Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
  2. Ada Twist, Scientist  by Andrea Beaty
  3. Rosie Revere, Engineer  by Andrea Beaty
  4. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
  5. If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen
  6. If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
  7. If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen
  8. What Do You Do With an Idea by Kobi Yamada
  9. What Do You Do With a Problem by Kobi Yamada
  10. What Do You Do With a Chance  by Kobi Yamada
  11. Whoosh  by Chris Barton
  12. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  13. Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  14. 1001 Inventions by Salim Al-Hassani
  15. Invent to Learn Guide to Fun by Josh Burker
  16. Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh
  17. Tough Boris by Mem Fox
  18. Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup
  19. When I Was Five by Arthur L. Howard
  20. How to Code a Sand Castle by Josh Funk
  21. How to Code a Roller Coaster by Josh Funk
  22. Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  23. What to Do With a Box by Jane Yolen
  24. I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff
  25. The World is Not a Rectangle by Jeanette Winte
  26. Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea by Elizabeth Suneby
  27. Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin
  28. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
  29. Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? by Patrice McLaurin
  30. Gritty Ninja by Mary Nhin
  31. Focused Ninja by Mary Nhin
  32. What About Moose? by Corey Rosen Schwartz
  33. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark
  34. What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  35. Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak
  36. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Rubenstein


Rebekah Varland–Kimes Elementary-1st Grade (Streator)

  1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  2. Bears’ Picnic by Stan Berenstain
  3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin, Jr.
  4. Franklin Rides a Bike by Paulette Bourgeois
  5. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  6. Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  7. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  8. There’s An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
  9. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  10.  Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  11. The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
  12. The Snow Leopard by Jackie Morris
  13. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  14. Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland
  15. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
  16. Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff
  17. Dad, Jackie, & Me by Myron Uhlberg
  18. The Empty Pot by Demi
  19. Henry & Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
  20. When the Library Lights Go Out by Megan McDonald
  21. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
  22. The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning
  23. The Icky Bug Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta

Kayla Kross–Rutland 1st/2nd Grade ELA

  1. Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds
  2. Hoot & Peep by Lita Judge
  3. Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown
  4. Ida, Always by Caron Levis
  5. Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
  6. Three Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
  7. Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
  8. Snow Day! by Lester Laminack
  9. Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Brooke Grzanich–Leland 4th Grade


  1. The Bug Girl by Sophia Spencer
  2. Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
  3. Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht
  4. Apples to Oregon by Debra Hopkinson
  5. Honeybee by Candace Fleming
  6. A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
  7. Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz

Crystal Schaffner–Centennial Elementary (Streator)

  1. We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates
  2. Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison
  3. Boy Like You by Frank Murphy
  4. This Little Artist: An Art History Primer by Joan Holub
  5. Look Out, Leonard by Jessie James
  6. Please Don’t Read This Book by Deanna Kizis
  7. Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder
  8. Ghostbusters Book of Shapes by Jeff Harvey
  9. Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Straight to the Castle by Erin Hunting
  10. Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood
  11. Crayons’ Christmas by Drew Dewalt
  12. My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Shana Corey
  13. Pete the Cat Gets Groovy (14″ Doll)
  14. Flying Pig Plush
  15. Dress Up Bear
  16. Richard Scarry’s Cars & Trucks and Things That Go Read Together Edition
  17. Albert Einstein: A Curious Mind (Level 2)–Sarah Albee
  18. Mini Tab Baby Bear–Bill Martin, Jr & Eric Carle
  19. Pen Control Scholastic Early Learners
  20. 1 2 3 The Farm and Me (ATK Kids)
  21. Sight Words Scholastic Early Learners
  22. Time for School, Baby Shark
  23. Wash Your Fins, Baby Shark
  24. Dino’s Busy Book Scholastic Early Learners
  25. Ocean Tails Scholastic Early Learners
  26. Touch & Feel ABC Scholastic Early Learners
  27. Big Ideas for Little Philosophers Box Set
  28. Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn’s Missing Colors by James Dean
  29. Never Feed a Grumpy Reindeer
  30. Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton
  31. Food Faces by Deanna F. Cook
  32. I Believe in You by Sabrina Moyle
  33. Always So Grumpy by Erin Guendelsberger
  34. When the Lion Needs a Bath and Other Stories by Susanna Leonard Hill
  35. Catkwondo by Lisa H Detlefsen
  36. Let’s Find Momo by Andrew Knapp
  37. Won’t You Be My Neighbor by Fred Rogers
  38. Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake
  39. What is a Family? by Annette Griffin
  40. Farm that Mac Built by Tammi Sauer
  41. Barks and Beeps
  42. I Found a Kitty by Troy Cummings
  43. Animal Phonics Readers Parent Pack
  44. Guided Science Readers Level A (Parent Pack)
  45. Guided Science Readers Level D (Parent Pack)
  46. Guided Science Readers Level C (Parent Pack)
  47. Nonfiction Alphabet Readers Parent Pack (Multi-pack)
  48. Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Guided Level A (Classroom Set)
  49. Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Guided Level C (Parent Pack)
  50. Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Guided Level A (Parent Pack)
  51. SuperScience Mysteries Kit (Multiple) 20 Whodunits
  52. Early Learning Ready to Learn Workbook
  53. Let’s Find Out (Multi) My Rebus Readers Box 1
  54. Buddy Readers Levels E & F (16 Books)
  55. First Little Readers Guided Reading Levels G & H (Big Collection)
  56. Buddy Readers Level E & F (Classroom Set)
  57. First Little Readers Guided Reading Levels G & H
  58. English-Spanish First Little Readers Guided Reading Level C
  59. English -Spanish First Little Readers Guided Reading Level D
  60. English-Spanish First Little Readers Guided Reading Level A
  61. English-Spanish First Little Readers Guided Reading Level B
  62. Little Skill Seekers: Spot the Difference Workbook
  63. Little Skill Seekers: Connect the Dots Workbook
  64. Little Skill Seekers: Tracing Workbook
  65. Little Skill Seekers: Pre-K Math Practice Workbook
  66. Little Skill Seekers: Alphabet Connect the Dots Workbook
  67. Little Skill Seekers: 1-2-3 Draw! Workbook
  68. Little Skill Seekers: Early Math Workbook
  69. Little Skill Seekers: Handwriting Practice Workbook
  70. Little Skill Seekers: Sight Words Workbook
  71. Color Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas
  72. The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell
  73. Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
  74. Brain Games STEM Kindergarten
  75. Brain Games STEM Get Ready For Preschool
  76. Heroes Wear Masks: Elmos Super Adventure
  77. Magical Christmas (Peppa Pig)
  78. Peppa Loves Doctors and Nurses
  79. Speak Up Molly Lou Melon
  80. What’s in my Truck? by Roger Priddy
  81. Whales on the Bus by Katrina Charman
  82. Looky Looky Happy Halloween
  83. You’re My Little Baby (World of Eric Carle)
  84. It’s You I Like (Daniel Tiger)
  85. Funny Furry Tales A-D Kindergarten Reader Box Set
  86. Disney (HC) Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, Friends & Heroes (Look & Find)
  87. Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals by Derek Harmening
  88. Baby Einstein Look and Find
  89. Marvel (Boxed Set) Super Hero Adventures
  90. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs
  91. Pink is for Boys
  92. Heather Has Two Mommies
  93. Color of Us by Kathy Hardee
  94. Rain Boy by Dylan Glynn
  95. Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische
  96. Dolly Parton (Little People Big Dreams #28)
  97. Maria Montessori (Little People Big Dreams #23)
  98. Martin Luther King, Jr (Little People Big Dreams #33)
  99. Stephen Hawking (Little People Big Dreams #21)
  100. Elephant & Piggie Biggie

Ashley Buckingham–Jefferson Elementary

(3rd Grade)

  1. An A From Miss Keller
  2. Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk
  3. Crazy Like a Fox (Leedy)
  4. There’s a Frog in My Throat (Leedy)
  5. If I Built a School
  6. Be Quiet! (Higgins)
  7. Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf

Pat Sullivan–Marquette Grade School (5th Grade)

  1. Graphic Novels (Ages 14 and under)
  2. I Survived…series
  3. Dog Man books

Catherine Venturi–Kimes Elementary (Streator)

  1. Dory Fantasmagory(#1)
  2. Dory Fantasmagory Real True Friend (#2)
  3. Dory Fantasmagory Dory Dory Black Sheep (#3)
  4. Dory Fantasmagory Head in the Clouds (#4)
  5. Dory Fantasmagory Tiny Tough (#5)
  6. Diary of a Pug: Pug’s Got Talent (#4)
  7. Balloons Over Broadway
  8. Red Book (Lehman)
  9. Red Sled (Judge)
  10. Journey (Becker)
  11. BOB Books
  12. Bear & Friends (Wilson)
  13. Pete the Cat books
  14. Pig the Pug Books

Samantha Simpson–Marseilles (1st Grade)


  1. Froggy Series
  2. Pete the Cat
  3. Pigeon Series
  4. Elephant & Piggie
  5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  6. When I Was Little (Paperback) (Jamie Lee Curtis)
  7. Big Words For Little People (Jamie Lee Curtis)
  8. The World Needs More Purple People
  9. Fancy Nancy books
  10. The Day the Crayons Quit
  11. The Day the Crayons Came Home
  12. Dr. Seuss Books
  13. Miss Nelson Books
  14. Rosie’s Walk
  15. Eric Carle Books
  16. Dragons Love Tacos
  17. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  18. Llama Llama series
  19. Frog & Toad series
  20. Snowman at Night
  21. Duck on a Tractor
  22. Mouse Shapes
  23. Room on the Broom
  24. How Do Dinosaurs…series
  25. Rainbow Fish
  26. Marsupial Sue
  27. Strictly No Elephants
  28. Mixed: A Colorful Story
  29. Don’t Touch This Book
  30. I Spy series
  31. Where’s Waldo series
  32. Underwear (Monsell)
  33. Pink is for Boys
  34. Press Here
  35. Harold and the Purple Crayon
  36. There’s a Monster at the End of this Book
  37. Book with No Pictures
  38. Me First
  39. Grumpy Monkey


Clara O’Neal, Marquette Elementary


  1. Giraffes Can’t Dance
  2. Tap the Magic Tree
  3. Mix it Up
  4. Grumpy Monkey
  5. Abracadabra Spring
  6. Harold and the Purple Crayon
  7. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
  8. Ten Black Dots

Alaina Weatherford–Rutland Grade School

(3/4 ELA)


  1. Clean Getaway
  2. Bad Guys, Cut to the Chase (#13)
  3. Wild Bird (Van Draanen)
  4. Watercress
  5. Ground Zero (Gratz)

Rosie Walker–McKinley Elementary (1st Grade)

  1. Frog and Toad series
  2. Mo Willems Books
  3. Mercy Watson series
  4. Crayon Man
  5. Crayons’ Christmas
  6. Day the Crayons Quit
  7. Day the Crayons Came Home
  8. Next Time You See the Moon
  9. Next Time You See a Sunset
  10. Any picture books about moon, planets, or space

Amanda Weygand–Marseilles Elementary (Art)

  1. Children’s Book of Art
  2. The Arts–A Visual Encyclopedia
  3. Women in Art: Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World
  4. This Little Artist: An Art History Primer
  5. Henri’s Scissors
  6. Ish (Creatrilogy)
  7. The Day the Crayons Quit
  8. Keith Haring–The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
  9. The Noisy Paint Box
  10. Yayoi Kusama From Here to Infinity
  11. Let’s Paint (Alborozo)
  12. We’re All Works of Art
  13. My Many Colored Days (Dr Seuss)
  14. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
  15. Art Labs for Kids
  16. My Name is Georgia
  17. Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
  18. Art and Max
  19. Dr Seuss Horse Museum
  20. Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
  21. Anywhere Artist
  22. Be a Maker
  23. Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community
  24. A Life Made by Hand
  25. How to Spot an Artist: This Might Get Messy
  26. A History of Western Architecture
  27. Women, Art, and Power and Other Essays
  28. The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century
  29. The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your Portfolio
  30. Manga for the Beginner: Everything you Need


Jane Zollars–Marquette Academy (3rd Grade)

  1. The Times Machine by Danica Keller
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
  3. Dork Diaries series
  4. Harry Potter series
  5. I Survived Series
  6. My Weird School series
  7. Any Roald Dahl books
  8. The Who Was series
  9. Dog Man series
  10. Geronimo Stilton series
  11. Series of Unfortunate Events series

Tylyn Ericson–Wallace Grade School

  1. The Witches by Roald Dahl (Graphic Novel)
  2. Class Act
  3. Catherine’s War
  4. Warriors Graphic Novels
  5. Percy Jackson Graphic Novels
  6. City of Ember Graphic Novel
  7. Wrinkle in Time Graphic Novel
  8. White Bird Graphic Novel

Jessica Presnak–Art (Lincoln & Jefferson)

  1. Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
  2.  Be You by Peter H. Reynolds
  3. Magic Trash by J.H. Shapiro
  4. Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
  5. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
  6. The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  7. Red by Michael Hall
  8. ROY G BIV is Mad at Me Because I Love Pink by Nancy Guetter
  9. Eraser by Anna Kang
  10. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by David Catrow
  11. Henri’s Scissors by Jeanette Winter
  12. Anywhere Artist by Nikki Slade Robinson
  13. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  14. Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre
  15. Love Monster by Rachel Bright
  16. The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner
  17. Mix it Up by Hervé Tullet
  18. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  19. An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton
  20. Art for Kids by Kathryn Temple
  21. Peace Train by Cat Stevens 
  22. Needle Felting for Beginners by Roz Dace 
  23. Only One You by Linda Kranz
  24. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  25. Perfect Square by Michael Hall 
  26. Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
  27. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  28. Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
  29. Stitch and String Lab for Kids by Cassie Stephens
  30. Needle Felting by Lori Rea
  31. Clay Lab for Kids by Cassie Stephens
  32. Monarch Butterflies by Ann Hobbie
  33. Honeybee by Candace Fleming
  34. Giant Squid by Candace Fleming 
  35. Watercolor with Me in the Forest by Dana Fox
  36. How to Draw Everything by Peter Gray
  37. The Drawing Book for Kids by Woo! Junior Kids Activities
  38. Art Lab for Kids by Susan Schwake
  39. Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids by Karyn Tripp
  40. Portrait Drawing for Kids by Angela Rizza 
  41. Architecture for Kids by Mark Moreno
  42. How to Draw All the Things (for kids) by Alli Koch 
  43. Draw 50 Animals by Lee J. Ames 

Laura Zarwell–Opportunity School

  1. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More–by Karen Beaumont
  2. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  3. Something’s Wrong by Jory John
  4. Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer
  5. Hooray for Hat by Brian Won
  6. Parts by Ted Arnold
  7. Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
  8. Please Don’t Read This Book by Deanna Kizis
  9. Big Book of Science–Scholastic Early Learners
  10. Unstoppable by Adam Rex

Callie Fuchs–Lincoln Elementary

  1. Shrek! by William Steig
  2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  3. A Day with Yayah by By Nicola l. Campbell
  4. Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan 
  5. Bowwow Powwow by Brenda Child
  6. Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock By Dallas Hunt & Amanda Strong
  7. We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
  8. What Should Danny Do? by Adir Levi
  9. Help Your Angry Dragon by Melissa Winn
  10. Train Your Dragon to Accept No by Steve Herman
  11. Color Monster: Story About Emotions by Alena Llenas
  12. Right Now, I am Kind by Daniela Owen
  13. Right Now, I am Brave by Daniela Owen
  14. I Choose to Calm My Anger by Elizabeth Estrada
  15. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  16. Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
  17. Skin Like Mine by Latashia Perry

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