The list is primarily composed of Caldecott winners and honorees, books related to our 22-23 thematic studies, and nonfiction books (i.e. real pictures) of animals and children. We are also attempting to make our library more reflective of our school community. We are eager to add books on holidays such as Nowruz, Diwali, and Lunar New Year, books of cultural representation such as All the Way to America and Watch the Stars Come Out, and books that show children being their authentic selves such as Julian is a Mermaid and All Kinds of People. To that end, we would love your suggestions for books that you feel are a good representation of your family’s cultural traditions and beliefs. Finally, there is a growing body of evidence of the importance of developing early civic knowledge and understanding. In addition to all our students completing the 16 preschool lessons on Great Americans from the Core Knowledge institute, we’re trying to add more “Americana” and civics books to our collection. I particularly love Oxcart Man, When I Was Young in the Mountains, and Last Stop on Market Street, but would love suggestions here, too.
If there is a book on here that you purchase or want to donate from your own collection, but not from Amazon, please let Diana know so that she can take it off the Amazon wishlist.
We cannot accept random book donations. We have limited space and need to curate our library to meet the needs of our curriculum and our students.