Books of the Month

PS 230 Books of the Month

Designed to support our students' social and emotional learning, PS 230 Books of the Month are incorporated into every classroom's daily and weekly schedules as read-alouds, sources for creative activities and writing projects, and topics of conversation. 

Click on the image to hear the book read-aloud.

Look for activities at home that can support your child's understanding of the central theme!

December 2019

Theme:  Self-Reflection

 Book Cover with a Smiling Exclamation Mark 

Exclamation Mark,

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

& Tom Lichtenheld

January 2020

Theme:  Empathy, Compassion & Forgiveness Book Cover with Girl Walking her Dog Come With Me,

by Holly M. McGhee

February 2020

Theme:  Friendship & Kindness Book Cover with a smiling child holding a Red Lollipop

Big Red Lollipop,

by Rukhsana Khan

March 2020

Theme:  Confidence Book Cover With a Confident Smiling Child 

I am Enough,

by Grace Byers

March 2019

Theme:  Persistence & Perseverance Book Cover for "Salt in His Shoes," featuring a young boy playing basketball Salt in His Shoes,

by Deloris Jordan 

April 2019

Theme:  Inclusion & Diversity

 Book Cover for "Whoever You Are" Whoever You Are,

by Mem Fox

May 2019

Theme:  Compassion & Forgiveness Book Cover of "We're all Wonders" We're All Wonders,

by R.J. Palacio

June 2019

Theme:  Envisionment

 Book Cover of "Sarabella's Thinking Cap" Sarabella's Thinking Cap,

by Judy Schachner

November 2018

Theme:  Risk-raking & Courage

 Book Cover for "The Things Lou Couldn't Do" 

The Thing Lou Couldn't Do

by Ashley Spires

December 2018

Theme:  Self-Reflection

 Book Cover for "Each Kindness," with a child standing next to a stream 

Each Kindness

by Jacqueline Woodson

January 2019

Theme:  Resilience

 Book Cover for "The Empty Pot

The Empty Pot

by Demi

February 2019

Theme:  Kindness & Empathy

 Book Cover of "Emmanuel's Dream," with a boy on a bicycle 

Emmanuel's Dream

by Laurie Ann Thompson

December 2017

Theme:  Self-Reflection Book Cover for "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes" The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

January 2018

Theme:  Resilience Fly Away Home

by Eve Bunting

February 2018

Theme:  Kindness Book Cover of Rainbow Fish The Rainbow Fish

by Marcus Pfister

March 2018

Theme: Persistence Book Cover with a young boy whose umbrella has broken in a storm What do You Do with a Problem?

by Kobi Yamada 

March 2017

 Theme:  New Ideas/Creativity & Teamwork

Kindergarten - 5th GradeBook cover of "Going Places" with two children in a go-cart at the top of a mountain 

Going Places

by Peter and Paul Reynolds

April 2017

Theme:  Making a Difference

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

 Book Cover for "Cloudette" 


by Tom Lichtenheld

May 2017

Theme:  Reflectiveness

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

  Book Cover for "The Dot," with a child painting an orange dot

The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds

June 2017

Theme:  Making the World Beautiful

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

 Book Cover of "Miss Rumphius" with a woman planting purple flowers 

Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney

November 2016

 Theme:  Inclusion

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Book Cover for "Calvin Can't Fly," the story of a bookworm birdie

Calvin Can't Fly

by Jennifer Berne

November 2016

Theme:  Inclusion

3rd - 5th Grade

 Book Cover for "The Invisible Boy" 

The Invisible Boy

by Trudy Ludwig

December 2016

Theme:  Courage

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

 Book Cover for "Courage" with a young boy standing on the edge of a diving board 


by Bernard Waber

December 2016

Theme:  Courage

3rd - 5th Grade

 Book Cover for "Say Something" 

Say Something

by Peggy Moss