Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco (DRA 2.1, K-2 interstest) is about a Russian American Girl who is friends with an African American neighbor. In the story they exchange their cultural traditions (like religion, family, food, etc.) I think this is a great book to celebrate community and friendship. I would use this book in a k-2 setting to teach the importance of friendship aand the value of sharing our diversity with each other.
How Many Teeth? by Paul Showers, True Kelley (Illustrator). Dental Health Month books for children. http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/dental-health/kids-books/how-many-teeth.html ... I have this book at home and the kids love for me to read it to them before they brush their teeth at night! :)