Book of the Day

May 2017

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Save the Rhino Day
Rhinoceroses Are Awesome!

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - Save the Rhino Day
Today is save the Rhino Day. It encourages us to be aware of, and support efforts to save the Rhinoceros from extinction.

Boom! When rhinoceroses move, the ground shakes! These tanks with horns are one of the world's largest land animals. Engaging text, bold photos, and colorful maps shine a spotlight on these mighty pachyderms. Readers are introduced to physical features, behavior, habitat, and life cycle to find out why rhinoceroses are awesome!

Author Morey, Allan
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading O
ATOS 3.6
Lexile 680L
 
Brother and Sister Day
Katie Woo's Funny Friends and Family Jokes

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Brother and Sister Day
Brothers and Sisters Day is a day to cherish your siblings. Don't have one? A good friend or cousin can be just as close!

Katie Woo has some of the funniest friends and family around, so it is no surprise that she has a joke book filled with laughs all about them. Her jokes about Pedro, JoJo, and her mom and dad are sure to make you giggle. Then learn how to tell jokes yourself with Katie's tips.

Author Manushkin, Fran
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-2
Interest level K-2
 
World Press Freedom Day
Choosing News: What Gets Reported and Why

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day recognizes the value of freedom of expression, and the sacrifices journalist have made to attain this freedom.

Where do you get your news? More news sources are available to us than ever before. But who decides what is news? Learn to identify good news sources and watch for slant. Don't be fooled! Make sure your sources tell the real story.

Author Palser, Barb
Pages 80 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 6-7
Interest level 5-8
Guided reading Z
ATOS 8
Lexile 1040L
 
Star Wars Day
Totally Wacky Facts About Exploring Space

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Star Wars Day
Are you a big Star Wars fan? Today is Star Wars Day, so why not check out this fun book about space.

Do you know which astronaut played golf on the moon? Ever wondered how much a space suit weighs? Have you thought about what astronauts do with their dirty underwear? Out-of-this-world facts and a bright, bold design will keep struggling and reluctant readers wanting more!

Author Carlson Berne, Emma
Pages 112 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 3-6
Lexile 890L
 
Cinco Day Mayo
Max Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - Cinco Day Mayo
It's Cinco de Mayo! Learn about the food, music, dancing, and other customs of this popular Mexican celebration.

Max is invited to a fiesta at José's house. They are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Food, music, dancing, and a parade are all part of the celebration.

Author Worsham, Adria F
Illustrator Gallagher-Cole, Mernie
Pages 24 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level PreK-2
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading F
ATOS 1.6
Lexile 580L
 
Kentucky Derby
All About Horses: Everything A Horse-Crazy Girl Needs to Know

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby, America's most famous horse race, has been an annual event at Churchill Downs every year since 1875.

From mucking out stables, grooming, feeding, and even visits to the dentist a lot goes into taking care of a horse. Engaging text, entertaining quizzes, and colorful photos help girls learn how to keep their favorite equine as healthy as a horse!

Author Kolpin, Molly
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading R
ATOS 4.6
Lexile 860L
 
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Children's Book Week
How Books Are Made

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Children's Book Week
This week is Children's Book Week - not that we needed an excuse to read! Celebrate by learning how books are made.

To make a book, you first start with an idea. What comes next? Crack open the cover to find out how books are made.

Author Rustad, Martha E. H.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading M
ATOS 2.3
Lexile 470L
 
No Sock Day
Why Feet Smell and Other Gross Facts about Your Body

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - No Sock Day
It's "No Sock" Day! Get out your sandals and flip flops. Give those toes of yours a breath of fresh air.

Did you know that your body is home to more than 32 million kinds of germs? They live on your feet, in your nose, and even in your mouth! Learn more about the gross things your body does and why it does them. You'll never look at yourself the same way again!

Author Rake, Jody Sullivan
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading M
ATOS 3.2
Lexile 640L
 
National Teacher Day
Teachers Help

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - National Teacher Day
Teachers mold our lives, affecting who we are and become. Today, take time to thank those who have had a positive impact in our lives.

Teachers help explain the world around us. Learn about a teacher's tools, workplace, and role in the community.

Author Deedrick, Tami
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading J
Lexile 620L
 
School Nurses Day
Helping You Heal: A Book About Nurses

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - School Nurses Day
Today, let's honor our school nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care.

Describes some of the things that nurses do to help people stay healthy.

Author Wohlrabe, Sarah C.
Illustrator Thomas, Eric
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-3
Interest level PreK-3
Guided reading H
ATOS 1.9
Lexile 390L
 
Eat What You Want Day
The Most Disgusting Foods on the Planet

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Eat What You Want Day
What is your favorite thing to eat? Go ahead and have any and all of your favorite foods and snacks, but maybe not the foods in this book!

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? How about a nice hot bowl of saliva soup? Or a plate of monkey brains? In different parts of the world, different foods are acceptable and popular. A food that you think is gross may be delicious to someone else. Pull up a plate and try not to lose your appetite. It’s time to discover the most disgusting foods on the planet!

Author Perritano, John
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading U
ATOS 4.2
Lexile 710L
 
Florence Nightingale's Birthday
Florence Nightingale

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - Florence Nightingale's Birthday
Explore the life and achievements of nurse Florence Nightingale. She is called the "Mother of Modern Nursing." Today is her birthday.

Explore the life and achievements of nurse Florence Nightingale.

Author Edison, Erin
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading M
ATOS 2.8
Lexile 690L
 
National Mini Golf Day
Buzz Beaker and the Putt-Putt Contest

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 - National Mini Golf Day
Have you ever played mini golf? Today is a great day to check it out. Take your family to play or read along with Buzz Beaker!

Mike's Mini Golf is having a contest. Whoever builds the best new golf hole wins great prizes. Buzz works hard on his entry, but someone is standing in the way of his win. Does Buzz have what it takes to beat the smartest kid in his class?

Author Meister, Cari
Illustrator McGuire, Bill
Pages 32 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 2-3
Guided reading I
ATOS 2
Lexile 240L
 
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Mother's Day
Zeke Meeks vs the Mother's Day Meltdown

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Mother's Day
Today we honor all of the special women in our lives. Happy Mother's Day to all.

Mother's Day is coming up and all of Zeke's classmates are planning great gifts for their moms. But not Zeke. He's tired of his mom's healthy food and all her rules, and he doesn't think she deserves a thing. But when he starts thinking about all the good things his mom does, he starts to feel a little guilty. Will he have time to make the perfect gift, or will Mother's Day be a big meltdown?

Author Green, D.L.
Illustrator Alves, Josh
Pages 128 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-2
Interest level 2-4
Guided reading M
ATOS 3.5
Lexile 520L
 
National Chocolate Chip Day
Milton Hershey's Sweet Idea: A Chocolate Kingdom

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - National Chocolate Chip Day
National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates sweet, tasty chocolate chips. They are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition.

Have you ever tasted a Hershey chocolate bar? Milton Hershey’s chocolate bars are famous around the world, but it wasn’t an easy path to turn his idea into a reality. Readers will love learning the story behind the name as they follow along with Milton’s beginnings as a family farmer, his string of failed candy businesses, and his eventual massive success.

Author Cooper, Sharon Katz
Illustrator Sánchez, Alvaro Iglesias
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 2-4
ATOS 3.9
Lexile 610L
 
National Love A Tree Day
Trees

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - National Love A Tree Day
On this day, trees are celebrated and recognized for the wonderful gift that they are to us. Check out some of our books on trees today.

Take a quick look at the features of trees in this beginning science book.

Author Gregoire, Maryellen
Pages 16 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-1
Interest level PreK-1
Guided reading G
Lexile 150L
 
Brown v Board of Ed Day
The Little Rock Nine: A Primary Source Exploration of the Battle for School Integration

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Brown v Board of Ed Day
On this day in 1954, the US Supreme Court declared racially segregated public schools unconstitutional. This was a landmark case in US history.

The Little Rock Nine were a courageous group of students who became the center of the fight to end school segregation. They endured violence and vicious words. But they stood up for their beliefs. Explore the points of view of the Little Rock Nine and the people who opposed them through powerful primary sources and historical photos.

Author Krumm, Brian
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading U
ATOS 5.8
Lexile 880L
 
National Museum Day
Going to a Museum

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - National Museum Day
There is no better way to celebrate Museum Day than to take a trip down to a nearby museum. Check out our book on museums before you go.

This book teaches readers about what field trips are, why people take field trips, and what you can learn from a field trip to a museum.

Author Rissman, Rebecca
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-1
Interest level PreK-1
Guided reading H
Lexile 270L
 
NASCAR Day
Stock Cars

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - NASCAR Day
Today, NASCAR Day is observed. NASCAR drivers, celebrities, corporate partners, and fans come together today to raise funds for charity.

NASCAR has been a staple of American motorsports for more than 50 years. At first, drivers raced in the same cars they drove on the street. But over time, countless design and safety improvements gave rise to the Car of Tomorrow. Go behind the decals and under the hood to find out what makes stock cars the superstars of America’s racecourses.

Author Howard, Melanie A.
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading U
ATOS 5
Lexile 860L
 
Armed Forces Day
The Science of Soldiers

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Armed Forces Day
This is a day to sharply salute all of the men and women in all branches of military, who protect you and our country.

What does it take to be a soldier? Strength and intelligence both play a part, but soldiers need extra help to do their job of defending their country. Enter technology such as satellites, robotics, and computers. Learn all about these forms of technology and the scientific principles behind them.

Author Raatma, Lucia
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 5-6
Interest level 6-9
Guided reading X
ATOS 7
Lexile 990L
 
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American Red Cross Founder's Day
Clara Barton

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 - American Red Cross Founder's Day
On this day, in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. This organization provides emergency disaster relief.

Known as the "Angel of the Battlefield," Clara Barton cared for Civil War soldiers and formed the American Red Cross.  Photographs and easy-to-read text tells the story of this great woman in history.

Author Edison, Erin
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading O
ATOS 2.9
Lexile 500L
 
National Buy an Instrument Day
Instruments and Music

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - National Buy an Instrument Day
It is always fun to learn more about the world of music. Enjoy reading about various musical instruments on myON today.

Looks at a different category of musical instrument and shows how they are played around the world.

Author Nunn, Daniel
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-1
Interest level PreK-1
Guided reading M
Lexile 640L
 
Lucky Penny Day
Counting Money!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Lucky Penny Day
It's Lucky Penny Day. See how many pennies you can find. Perhaps a penny will be lucky for you today.

Basic math skills for early learners! Pebble's hallmark close photo text match makes beginning math concepts clear. Equations and labels are also shown when appropriate.

Author Penn, M. W.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading H
Lexile 480L
 
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week
Ambulances to the Rescue Around the World

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week
This week we honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."

How do the emergency services in different countries of the world rescue people? How do they travel and what equipment do they use? This series answers all these questions and more. This book looks at the work of ambulance services around the world, including how they take sick and injured people to hospitals and how they care for patients during transport.

Author Staniford, Linda
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-2
Interest level K-2
Guided reading L
ATOS 3.8
Lexile 700L
 
Frank Oz's Birthday
The Wizard of Oz

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Frank Oz's Birthday
Frank L. Baum is the author of the well known Oz series. His most famous book is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Today is his birthday.

On a bright, summer day, a cyclone suddenly sweeps across the Kansas sky. A young girl named Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are carried up into the terrible storm. Far, far away, they crash down in a strange land called Oz. To return home, Dorothy must travel to the Emerald City and meet the all-powerful Wizard of Oz. But the journey won't be easy, and she'll need the help of a few good friends.

Author Baum, L. F.
Illustrator Break, Jorge
Pages 72 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading L
ATOS 3.1
Lexile 370L
 
Sally Ride's Birthday
Sally Ride

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sally Ride's Birthday
Sally Ride was the first American woman to go to space. Dr. Ride was a mission specialist aboard STS-7. Today is her birthday.

Explore the life and achievements of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

Author Edison, Erin
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading N
ATOS 3
Lexile 590L
 
Ramadan
Ramadan

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Ramadan
It's time to celebrate Ramadan. Muslims focus on being thankful during this month long holiday.

It’s time to celebrate Ramadan. For one month, Muslims don’t eat or drink for most of the day. They pray and help the poor. Muslims focus on being thankful during this important Islamic holiday.

Author Amstutz, Lisa J.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level K-2
Guided reading I
 
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Indian Removal Act
Andrew Jackson: Heroic Leader or Cold-hearted Ruler?

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Indian Removal Act
On this day in 1830, President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. This controversial law impacted the lives of many Native Americans.

President and war hero. Slave owner and Indian killer. Andrew Jackson has been called many names throughout history. But who was the real Andrew Jackson? Explore Jackson's life leading up to the Trail of Tears. Then decide for yourself whether he was a hero or a villain.

Author Yomtov, Nel
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading U
ATOS 5.1
Lexile 740L
 
Memorial Day
Memorial Day

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
Many men and woman have died fighting for our country. They gave their lives to keep us free. Let's remember and honor them today.

Many men and women have died fighting for our country. They gave their lives to keep us free. Let’s celebrate them on Memorial Day.

Author Cella, Clara
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading K
Lexile 330L
 
Water a Flower Day
Flowers

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Water a Flower Day
Today is Water a Flower Day. Take a moment to read all about flowers on myON and don't forget to give your flowers a drink.

Sweet purple lilacs bloom. Tulips poke through soil. Cherry blossoms open. Spring is here! Celebrate the season with lovely photos and a simple design that beautifully support early readers.

Author Clay, Kathryn
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading F
ATOS 1
Lexile 110L
 
Save Your Hearing Day
Why Do My Ears Pop?: Hearing

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Save Your Hearing Day
Save Your Hearing Day reminds us that our hearing is vital, and needs to be protected.

This book gives readers information about our ears and how we hear.

Author Fullick, Ann
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-5
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading R
ATOS 4.6
Lexile 790L