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September Book List
for use with A Guide for the Montessori Classroom: Fall

September themes: Our peaceful classroom, Introductory lessons, Children make class rules, Peace table, Nature table, Care of class environment, Care of class animals, Grace & courtesy lessons, Parts of the body, Control of the body, Care of the body, Feelings, Senses, Celebration of Life

September - Week 1 (Scroll down for an alphabetical list)

Our Peaceful Classroom, Aline D. Wolf, Parent Child Press
Quiet Wyatt!, Bill Maynard, Putnam Publishing Group
The Listening Walk, Paul Showers, HarperCollins
I Want to Hear the Quiet, Aline Wolf, Parent Child Press
Quiet Please, Eve Merriam, Simon & Schuster
Listen to the Wind, Greg Mortenson, Dial Books
Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?, Random House (about noises ending in quiet)
Too Much Noise, Ann McGovern, illustrated by Simms Taback, Scholastic
I Offer You Peace, Aline Wolf, Parent Child Press
Peace is a Circle of Love, Joan Walsh Anglund, Harcourt Brace
We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices, Lauren Murphy Payne, Free Spirit Publishing
A Million Visions of Peace: Wisdom from the Friends of Old Turtle, Jennifer Garrison, Pfeifer
A Leader’s Guide to We Can Get Along, Lauren Murphy Payne and Claudia Rohling, Free Spirit
A Leader’s Guide to I Like Being Me, Judy Lalli and Martha Whitworth, Free Spirit
It’s Mine!, Leo Lionni, Dragonfly Books
Old Turtle, Douglas Wood, Scholastic
I Am a Part of Nature, Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree
The Children’s Book of Heros, William Bennett, Simon & Schuster
A Closer Look (Big Book), Natalie Lunis, Newbridge Educational Publishing
Counting Wildflowers, Bruce McMillan, Mulberry Books
The Missing Piece, Shel Silverstein, HarperCollins Junior Books
Make Someone Smile and 40 More Ways to Be a Peaceful Person, Judy Lalli, Free Spirit
Peace Begins With You, Katherine Scholes, Sierra Club Books
I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Child’s Book About Understanding and Celebrating Each Other, Cindy Gainer, Free Spirit
Oops! Excuse Me Please!, Bob McGrath, Barrons
The Thingumajig Book of Manners, Irene Keller, Ideals
Manners, Aliki, Mulberry Book
Please Pass the Peas: A Book of Manners, Dina Anastasio, Roxbury
Hap Palmer Favorites: Songs for Learning Through Music and Movement, Alfred Publishing
An Alphabet of Animal Signs (Beginning sign language series), S. Harold Collins, Garlic Press
Basic Signing Vocabulary Cards, Set A, Garlic Press (American Sign Language)


September - Week 2
My Hands, Aliki, HarperCollins
Hands, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Brace
Hand Rhymes, Marc Brown, Econo-Clad Books
Salt Hands, Jane Aragon, Puffin
Sink or Float (Big Book), Lisa Trumbauer, Newbridge Educational Publishing
When I Was Little: A Four-year-old’s Memoir of Her Youth, Jamie Lee Curtis, HarperCollins
My Feet, Aliki, HarperCollins
Look at Feet, Henry Pluckrose, Franklin Watts
Human Body: Feet, Robert James, Rourke Press
The Foot Book, Dr. Seuss, Random House
A Pair of Socks, Stuart J. Murphy, HarperCollins
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes, Ann Morris, Mulberry Books
Whoever You Are, Mem Fox, Harcourt Brace
Look at Faces, Henry Pluckrose, Franklin Watts
I Like Being Me, Judy Lalli, Free Spirit
My Song Is Beautiful, Mary Ann Hoberman, Little, Brown Young Readers
Hats, Hats, Hats, Ann Morris, Mulberry Books
Free To Be ...You and Me, Marlo Thomas, Running Press
Is it Larger? Is it Smaller?, Tana Hoban, Mulberry Books
Germs Make Me Sick, Melvin Berger, Harper Trophy
How it Works: the Human Body, Kate Barnes, Barnes and Noble
How Many Teeth?, Paul Showers, HarperCollins
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World, Beeler, Houghton Mifflin
The Real Tooth Fairy, Marilyn Kaye, Voyager
Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy?, Jason Alexander, Orchard
A Fairy Went A-Marketing, Rose Fyleman, Dutton Children’s Books
The Greedy Triangle, Marilyn Burns, Scholastic Books
Play With Me, Marie Hall Ets, Puffin
Whoever You Are, Mem Fox, Harcourt (Voyager Books)
Rachael Fister’s Blister, Amy MacDonald, Houghton Mifflin
Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw, Bruce McMillan, Holiday House
All the Colors of the Earth, Sheila Hamanaka, Morrow Junior Books
All the Colors We Are, Katie Kissinger, Redleaf Press
Indoor Plant Care, Carol Lerner, William Morrow & Co


September - Week 3
Changes, Marjorie Allen and Shelley Rotner, Macmillan
The Four Seasons (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational
Gather Up, Gather In: A Book of Seasons, M. C. Helldorfer, Puffin
How Do You Know It’s Fall?, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Why Do Leaves Change Color?, Betsy Maestro, Harper Trophy
Look What I Did With a Leaf!, Morteza E. Sohi, Walker and Company
Every Autumn Comes the Bear, Jim Arnosky, Putnam
Have You Seen Trees?, Joanne Oppenheim, Addison-Wesley Educational
Raccoons and Ripe Corn, Jim Arnosky, HarperCollins
The Reasons for Seasons, Gail Gibbons, Holiday House
Digger, the Story of a Mole in the Fall, Kenneth Lilly, Raintree/Steck Vaughn
The Human Body (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational Publishing
How it Works: The Human Body, Kate Barnes and Steve Weston, Barnes & Noble
Me and My Amazing Body, Joan Sweeney, Dragonfly Books
My Buddy, Audry Osofsky, Henry Holt
Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites, Durga Bernhard, Orchard
The Visual Dictionary of the Skeleton, Eyewitness Visual Dictionary, DK
The Skeleton Inside You, Philip Balestrino, HarperCollins
You Can’t Make a Move without Your Muscles, Paul Showers, HarperCollins
Muscles: Our Muscular System, Seymour Simon, Harper Trophy
Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere (Big Book), Dwight Kuhn and Melvin Berger, Newbridge
I Like to be Little, Charlotte Zolotow, HarperCollins
What’s Wrong with Timmy?, Maria Shriver, Warner Books
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, Jeanette Winter, Harcourt Children's Books
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn, Melvin Berger, HarperCollins
What is a Belly Button?: First Questions and Answers About the Human Body, Time Life Books
Bread, Bread, Bread, Ann Morris, Mulberry Book
You Are What You Eat (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt
Everybody Eats Bread, Norah Dooley, Lemer Publishing
There’s an Alligator Under My Bed, Mercer Mayer, Dial Books for Young
Growing Colors, Bruce McMillan, Mulberry Books
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Putnam Publications
How Are You Peeling?, Freyman and Elffers, Arthur & Levine Publishing
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Mem Fox, Kane-Miller Books


September - Week 4
Quick as a Cricket, Audrey Wood, Child’s Play
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day, Jamie Lee Curtis, HarperCollins
All I See Is Part of Me, Chara Curtis, Illumination Arts
All My Feelings at Preschool: Nathan’s Day, Susan Conlin, Parenting Press
When Sophie Gets Angry- Really Really Angry, Molly Bang, The Blue Sky Press
How Are You Peeling?, Freyman and Elffers, Arthur & Levine Publishing
My Many Colored Days, Dr.Seuss, Knopf
Let’s Talk About Feeling Angry, Joy Berry, Scholastic
All My Feelings at Home: Ellie’s Day, Susan Conlin, Parenting Press
Feelings, Aliki, Mulberry Books
I Am An Artist, Pat Lowrie Collins & Robin Brickman, Milbrook Press
Fun is a Feeling, Chara Curtis, Illumination Arts
Where’s the Cat?, Stella Blackstone & Debbie Harter, Abbeville Kids, McGraw-Hill
Over, Under, and Through and Other Spatial Concepts, Tana Hoban, Simon & Schuster
Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions, Ruth Heller, Grosset & Dunlap
Let’s Talk About Feeling Sad, Joy Berry, Scholastic
Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings, Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda, Little Brown
Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmation, Lauren Murphy Payne, Free Spirit
I Like Being Me, Judy Lalli, Free Spirit
My Song Is Beautiful, Mary Ann Hoberman, Little, Brown Young Readers
Free To Be ...You and Me, Marlo Thomas, Running Press
I Can Do It! (My World), Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Dr. Seuss, Random House
Look What I Did With a Leaf!, Morteza E. Sohi, Walker and Company
I’m in Charge of Celebrations, Byrd Baylor, Aladdin
On the Day You Were Born, Debra Frasier, Harcourt & Brace
The Happy Hedgehog, Marcus Pfister, North South Books
How Was I Born?, Lennart Nilson, Bantam Doubleday Dell
Children Just Like Me: Celebrations, Dorling Kindersley
How You Were Born, Joanna Cole, Mulberry Books
A Little House Birthday (My First Little House), Laura Ingalls Wilder, HarperCollins
My Five Senses, Aliki, HarperCollins Juvenile Books
My Senses Help Me (My World), Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing
See, Hear, Touch, Taste, Smell (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational Publishing
My Fingers Are for Touching, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Feeling Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Touch Will Tell, Marcia Brown, Franklin Watts
Is it Rough? Is it Smooth? Is it Shiny?, Tana Hoban, Greenwillow
A Whiff and a Sniff, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Smelling Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Human Body: Nose, Robert James, Rourke Press
Hearing Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Clang, Boom, Bang, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Hearing, Mandy Suhr, Carolrhoda Books
The Listening Walk, Paul Showers, HarperCollins Children’s Books
My Eyes Are For Seeing, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Seeing Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Human Body: Eyes, Robert James, Rourke Press
Look at Eyes, Henry Pluckrose, Franklin Watts
Walk With Your Eyes, Marcia Brown, Franklin Watts
I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf, Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, Harper
A Girl Named Helen Keller, Margo Lundell, Scholastic
Listen Buddy, Audry Osofsky, Henry Holt
Animal Senses (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational Publishing
A Tasting Party, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Tasting Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press


Alphabetical September Books
All the Colors of the Earth, Sheila Hamanaka, Morrow Junior Books
All the Colors We Are, Katie Kissinger, Redleaf Press
All I See Is Part of Me, Chara Curtis, Illumination Arts
All My Feelings at Home: Ellie’s Day, Susan Conlin, Parenting Press
All My Feelings at Preschool: Nathan’s Day, Susan Conlin, Parenting Press
An Alphabet of Animal Signs (Beginning sign language series), S. Harold Collins, Garlic Press
Animal Senses (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational Publishing
Basic Signing Vocabulary Cards, Set A, Garlic Press (American Sign)
Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions, Ruth Heller, Grosset & Dunlap
Bread, Bread, Bread, Ann Morris, Mulberry Book
Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere (Big Book), Dwight Kuhn and Melvin Berger, Newbridge
Changes, Marjorie Allen and Shelley Rotner, Macmillan
Children Just Like Me: Celebrations, Dorling Kindersley
Children’s Book of Heros, William Bennett, Simon & Schuster
Clang, Boom, Bang, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Closer Look (Big Book), Natalie Lunis, Newbridge Educational Publishing
Counting Wildflowers, Bruce McMillan, Mulberry Books
Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy?, Jason Alexander, Orchard
Digger, the Story of a Mole in the Fall, Kenneth Lilly, Raintree/Steck Vaughn
Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites, Durga Bernhard, Orchard
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Brace
Every Autumn Comes the Bear, Jim Arnosky, Putnam
Everybody Eats Bread, Norah Dooley, Lemer Publishing
Fairy Went A-Marketing, Rose Fyleman, Dutton Children’s Books
Feelings, Aliki, Mulberry Books
Feeling Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Foot Book, Dr. Seuss, Random House
Four Seasons (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational Publishing
Free To Be ...You and Me, Marlo Thomas, Running Press
Fun is a Feeling, Chara Curtis, Illumination Arts
Gather Up, Gather In: A Book of Seasons, M. C. Helldorfer, Puffin
Germs Make Me Sick, Melvin Berger, Harper Trophy
Girl Named Helen Keller, Margo Lundell, Scholastic
Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings, Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda, Little
Greedy Triangle, Marilyn Burns, Scholastic Books
Growing Colors, Bruce McMillan, Mulberry Books
Hand Rhymes, Marc Brown, Econo-Clad Books
Hands, Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Brace
Hap Palmer Favorites: Songs for Learning Through Music and Movement, Alfred Publishing
Happy Hedgehog, Marcus Pfister, North South Books
Hats, Hats, Hats, Ann Morris, Mulberry Books
Have You Seen Trees?, Joanne Oppenheim, Addison-Wesley Educational
Hearing, Mandy Suhr, Carolrhoda Books
Hearing Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
How Are You Peeling?, Freyman and Elffers, Arthur & Levine Publishing
How Do You Know It’s Fall?, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
How it Works: The Human Body, Kate Barnes and Steve Weston, Barnes & Noble
How Many Teeth?, Paul Showers, HarperCollins
How Was I Born?, Lennart Nilson, Bantam Doubleday Dell
How You Were Born, Joanna Cole, Mulberry Books
Human Body (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational
Human Body: Eyes, Robert James, Rourke Press
Human Body: Feet, Robert James, Rourke Press
Human Body: Nose, Robert James, Rourke Press
I Am An Artist, Pat Lowrie Collins & Robin Brickman, Milbrook Press
I Am a Part of Nature, Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree
I Can Do It! (My World), Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing
I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf, Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, Harper
I Like Being Me, Judy Lalli, Free Spirit
I Like to be Little, Charlotte Zolotow, HarperCollins
I Offer You Peace, Aline Wolf, Parent Child Press
I Want to Hear the Quiet, Aline Wolf, Parent Child Press
I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Child’s Book About Understanding and Celebrating Each Other, Cindy Gainer, Free Spirit
I’m in Charge of Celebrations, Byrd Baylor, Aladdin
Indoor Plant Care, Carol Lerner, William Morrow & Co
Is it Larger? Is it Smaller?, Tana Hoban, Mulberry Books
Is it Rough? Is it Smooth? Is it Shiny?, Tana Hoban, Greenwillow
It’s Mine!, Leo Lionni, Dragonfly Books
Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmation, Lauren Murphy Payne, Free Spirit
Leader’s Guide to We Can Get Along, Lauren Murphy Payne and Claudia Rohling, Free Spirit
Leader’s Guide to I Like Being Me, Judy Lalli and Martha Whitworth, Free Spirit
Let’s Talk About Feeling Angry, Joy Berry, Scholastic
Let’s Talk About Feeling Sad, Joy Berry, Scholastic
Listen Buddy, Audry Osofsky, Henry Holt
Listen to the Wind, Greg Mortenson, Dial Books
Listening Walk, Paul Showers, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Little House Birthday (My First Little House), Laura Ingalls Wilder, HarperCollins
Look at Eyes, Henry Pluckrose, Franklin Watts
Look at Faces, Henry Pluckrose, Franklin Watts
Look at Feet, Henry Pluckrose, Franklin Watts
Look What I Did With a Leaf!, Morteza E. Sohi, Walker and Company
Make Someone Smile and 40 More Ways to Be a Peaceful Person, Judy Lalli, Free Spirit
Manners, Aliki, Mulberry Book
Me and My Amazing Body, Joan Sweeney, Dragonfly Books
Million Visions of Peace: Wisdom from the Friends of Old Turtle, Jennifer Garrison, Pfeifer
Missing Piece, Shel Silverstein, HarperCollins Junior Books
Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw, Bruce McMillan, Holiday House
Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?, Random House (about noises, ending in quiet)
Muscles: Our Muscular System, Seymour Simon, Harper Trophy
My Buddy, Audry Osofsky, Henry Holt
My Eyes Are For Seeing, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
My Feet, Aliki, HarperCollins
My Fingers Are for Touching, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
My Five Senses, Aliki, HarperCollins Juvenile Books
My Hands, Aliki, HarperCollins
My Many Colored Days, Dr.Seuss, Knopf
My Senses Help Me (My World), Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing
My Song Is Beautiful, Mary Ann Hoberman, Little, Brown Young Readers
Old Turtle, Douglas Wood, Scholastic
On the Day You Were Born, Debra Frasier, Harcourt & Brace
Oops! Excuse Me Please!, Bob McGrath, Barrons
Our Peaceful Classroom, Aline D. Wolf, Parent Child Press
Over, Under, and Through and Other Spatial Concepts, Tana Hoban, Simon & Schuster
Pair of Socks, Stuart J. Murphy, HarperCollins
Peace Begins With You, Katherine Scholes, Sierra Club Books
Peace is a Circle of Love, Joan Walsh Anglund, Harcourt Brace
Play With Me, Marie Hall Ets, Puffin
Please Pass the Peas: A Book of Manners, Dina Anastasio, Roxbury
Quick as a Cricket, Audrey Wood, Child’s Play
Quiet Please, Eve Merriam, Simon & Schuster
Quiet Wyatt!, Bill Maynard, Putnam Publishing Group
Raccoons and Ripe Corn, Jim Arnosky, HarperCollins
Rachael Fister’s Blister, Amy MacDonald, Houghton Mifflin
Real Tooth Fairy, Marilyn Kaye, Voyager
Reasons for Seasons, Gail Gibbons, Holiday House
Salt Hands, Jane Aragon, Puffin
See, Hear, Touch, Taste, Smell (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge
Seeing Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes, Ann Morris, Mulberry Books
Sink or Float (Big Book), Lisa Trumbauer, Newbridge Educational
Skeleton Inside You, Philip Balestrino, HarperCollins
Smelling Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
Tasting Party, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Tasting Things, Allan Fowler, Children’s Press
There’s an Alligator Under My Bed, Mercer Mayer, Dial Books for Young
Thingumajig Book of Manners, Irene Keller, Ideals
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World, Beeler, Houghton
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day, Jamie Lee Curtis, HarperCollins
Too Much Noise, Ann McGovern, illustrated by Simms Taback, Scholastic
Touch Will Tell, Marcia Brown, Franklin Watts
Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Putnam Publications
Visual Dictionary of the Skeleton, Eyewitness Visual Dictionary, DK
Walk With Your Eyes, Marcia Brown, Franklin Watts
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, Jeanette Winter, Harcourt Children's
We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices, Lauren Murphy Payne, Free Spirit Publishing
What is a Belly Button? First Questions and Answers About the Human Body, Time Life
What’s Wrong with Timmy?, Maria Shriver, Warner Books
When Sophie Gets Angry- Really Really Angry, Molly Bang, The Blue Sky Press
When I Was Little: A Four-year-old’s Memoir of Her Youth, Jamie Lee Curtis, HarperCollins
Where’s the Cat?, Stella Blackstone & Debbie Harter, Abbeville Kids, McGraw
Whiff and a Sniff, Jane Belk Moncure, Child’s World
Whoever You Are, Mem Fox, Harcourt /Voyager Books
Why Do Leaves Change Color?, Betsy Maestro, Harper Trophy
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn, Melvin Berger, HarperCollins
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Mem Fox, Kane-Miller Books
You Are What You Eat (Big Book), Melvin Berger, Newbridge Educational
You Can’t Make a Move without Your Muscles, Paul Showers, HarperCollins


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