Books of the Month

  • Books of the Month ImageColumbia Heights Public Schools celebrates literacy as a District with Books of the Month for each level (elementary, middle, high).

    Students will be introduced to the books in school, and we encourage families and students to continue literacy outside of school. View the entire book list for the entire 2021-2022 school year below!

2021-2022 Books

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    Elementary

    Middle School

    High School

    July

    "A Different Pond" by Bao Phi
    "Malala’s Magic Pencil" by Malala Yousafzai

    "City Spies" by James Ponti 

    "How to Hang a Witch" by Adriana Mather 

    August

    "Parker Looks Up" by Parker Curry
    "Big Feelings" by Alexandra Penfold

    "Letters From Cuba" by Ruth Behar

    "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas

    September

    "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman
    "Flight School" by Lita Judge

    "Efren Divided" by Ernesto Cisneros

    "He Said, She Said" by Kwame Alexander

    October

    "A Quiet Place" by Douglas Wood
    "I Am Peace" by Susan Verde

    "Wolfpack" (Young Readers Edition) by Abby Wambach

    "Ms. Marvel: No Normal" by G. Willow Wilson

    November

    "Smoky Night" by Eve Bunting
    "Goal" by Mina Javaherbin

    "Twins" by Varian Johnson

    "Felix Ever After" by Kacen Callender

    December

    "The Recess Queen" by Alexis O’Neill
    "The Juice Box Bully" by Bob Sornson

    "All Together Now" by Hope Larson

    "The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA" by Brenda Woods

    January

    "Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes
    "Seeds of Change" by Jen Cullerton Johnson

    "Dragon Hoops" by Gene Luen Yang

    "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman

    February

    "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane DeRolf
    "My Day is Ruined" by Bryan Smith

    "Flamer" by Mike Curato

    "The Rock and the River" by Kekla Magoon

    March

    "My Mouth is a Volcano" by Julia Cook
    "Dear Juno" by Soyung Pak

    "Almost There and Almost Not" by Linda Urban

    "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi

    April

    "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers
    "Rosie Revere Engineer" by Andrea Beaty

    "The Lion of Mars" by Jennifer L. Holm

    "Allegedly" by Tiffany D. Jackson 

    May

    "Mr. Peabody’s Apples" by Madonna
    "Luigi and the Barefoot Races" by Dan Paley

    "Each Tiny Spark" by Pablo Cartaya 

    "The Running Dream"" by Wendelin Van Draanen

    June

    "Sonia Sotamayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx" by Jonah Winter
    "Be You" by Peter H. Reynolds

    "The Jumbies" by Tracey Baptiste

    "The Poet X"" by Elizabeth Acevedo