Library Wish List


Enrich our School Library

Help Bridgeview Montessori enhance our library collection by donating books you may have forgotten about or outgrown. The parent volunteer librarians have been working hard to input our entire collection so that student can enjoy exploring the stacks. Please feel free to leave books at the desk or drop them off with your child's teacher.

Many families choose to honor a Bridgeview Montessori tradition of  donating a title when their child has a birthday as a way to remember that wonderful milestone. Please consider this as an option as well.

Suggested Titles:

  • The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
  • Rosey Revere: Engineer by Andrea Beaty
  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Recent Caldecott Medal Winners

  • 2017: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)
  • 2016: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick (Little, Brown/Hachette)
  • 2015: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)
  • 2013: This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
  • 2012: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.)
  • 2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)
  • 2010: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown and Company)
  • 2009:  The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company)
  • 2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
  • 2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner  (Clarion)
  • 2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)
  • 2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)
  • 2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
  • 2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
  • 2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
  • 2001: So You Want to Be President?, illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George (Philomel Books)
  • 2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking)

Recent Caldecott Honored Books

  • Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Troy Andrews and published by (Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS)
  • Waiting, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
  • Voice of Freedom:  Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Candlewick Press)
  • Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson, written by Matt de la Peña (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin)
  • Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)
  • Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Little Bee Books/Bonnier)
  • Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis (Candlewick Press)
  • They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books)
  • Nana in the City written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo, (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
  • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Candlewick Press)
  • Viva Frida, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book)
  • The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
  • This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki (First Second)

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