Book of the Day

April 2018

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International Fun Day
A Year of Fun

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 - International Fun Day
Everyone loves to have fun! Today on International Fun Day, do something extra fun! Play basketball, bake a cake or better yet, read a book!

A Year of Fun

Sam explains all of the things that he likes to do outside during each season.

Author |Blackaby, Susan
Illustrator |Magnuson, Natalie
Lexile |200L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |E
Lexile |200L
 
National Ferret Day
Ferret Fiasco

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Monday, April 2, 2018 - National Ferret Day
When you hear the words loyal pet, you probably think of a dog. Well guess what, ferrets make great pets, are super smart and lots of fun!

Ferret Fiasco

Worried that he'll be bored to tears by a school assembly, Billy Burger decides to bring along his own excitement—the class pet ferret, Franklin! The only problem is Franklin gets away from him, taking over the stage and leaving chaos behind. Now Billy's in a heap of trouble, but while he waits for his punishment from his parents, he gets to spend the afternoon with his loving grandma. The wise woman has lots of funny stories, and more importantly, great ideas on how Billy might use his punishment time helping others. Can Billy turn his ferret fiasco into something good? Can shoveling snow actually be fun? Can Billy Burger really be a model citizen?! Back matter features, including a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts, combine with a fast-paced plot and strongly developed characters to make this a great choice for libraries.

Author |Sazaklis, John
Illustrator |Robinson, Lee
Lexile |560L
Pages |96
Genre |1
Reading level |2-3
Interest level |2-4
Guided reading |P
Lexile |560L
 
Find a Rainbow Day
Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - Find a Rainbow Day
Next time a storm passes through and the sun starts to shine, run outside and try to catch a glimpse of a rainbow! Everyone loves a rainbow!

Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows

Learn about light, and discover how to make reflections, shadows, and rainbows.

Author |Rosinsky, Natalie M.
Illustrator |Boyd, Sheree
Lexile |670L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-4
Interest level |K-4
Guided reading |M
Lexile |670L
 
Vitamin C Day
Oranges: From Fruit to Juice

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - Vitamin C Day
What do oranges, broccoli and tomatoes have in common? While Vitamin C of course! Eat all 3 today to celebrate Vitamin C day.

Oranges: From Fruit to Juice

Find out how oranges start out on trees and end up on breakfast tables in Oranges: From Fruit to Juice.

Author |deMarin, Layne
Lexile |750L
Pages |16
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-2
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |M
Lexile |750L
 
Poetry Month
Lettuce Introduce You: Poems about Food

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Poetry Month
Happy Poetry Month! Are you a poet and don't even know it? Open this book and take a look. Give it a try and don’t be shy.

Lettuce Introduce You: Poems about Food

Bossy scarecrows, three-headed zebras, and mysterious school lunches, it's all in the world of poetry. Striking photos pair with well-crafted wordplay in these themed introductions to rhyme and rhythm. Poems in various forms celebrate everything from sitting in class to sailing through space.

Author |Salas, Laura Purdie
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |N
 
April is for Daisys!
From Seed to Daisy: Following the Life Cycle

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Friday, April 6, 2018 - April is for Daisys!
Each month has an official flower and the Daisy is the flower for April. They are colorful and cheery - aren't Daisies simply delightful?

From Seed to Daisy: Following the Life Cycle

What does a seed need to grow? Are Shasta daisies perennial plants or annual plants? Let your mind bloom as you learn about the life cycle of the Shasta daisy.

Author |Salas, Laura Purdie
Illustrator |Yesh, Jeff
Lexile |740L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-4
Interest level |1-4
Guided reading |L
Lexile |740L
 
Beaver Day
Beavers

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Beaver Day
Beavers are the official animal of Canada, and they have other cool features too. They are nocturnal, have orange teeth and live on land AND sea!

Beavers

This book takes a simple look at the beaver, and the significance of this unique animal as a symbol of Canada.

Author |Crewe, Sabrina
Lexile |630L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PK-2
Interest level |K-1
Lexile |630L
 
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Zoo Lover's Day
Vote for Our Zoo

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Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Zoo Lover's Day
Lions, tigers, bears and so much more can be found at your local zoo. Plan a visit, talk to zoo keepers and learn all about our furry friends.

Vote for Our Zoo

Jamie loves the zoo. But the zoo is worn out. If a special city-wide vote doesn't pass, the zoo will have to close. Will Jamie and her friends' campaign be able to save the zoo?

Author |Mortensen, Lori
Illustrator |Perry, Gina
Lexile |530L
Pages |32
Genre |1
Reading level |K-2
Interest level |K-2
Guided reading |M
Lexile |530L
 
Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - Shakespeare
One of the most famous writers of all time was born and died in April! Can you guess who it is? Ask Romeo or Juliet, they might know!

Romeo and Juliet

The tragic story of two star-crossed lovers from different worlds comes to life in graphic novel format. Romeo, from the Montague family, and Juliet, of the Capulet clan, fall deeply in love at first sight. Fearful of punishment from their respective factions, the two teens keep their love hidden from everyone. However, when their commitment to each other is exposed, it adds more fuel to the heated family feud between the Capulets and Montagues and puts their love and their lives at risk.

Author |Shakespeare, William
Illustrator |Cabrera, Eva
Lexile |450L
Pages |88
Genre |1
Reading level |2-3
Interest level |5-9
Guided reading |M
Lexile |450L
 
National Siblings Day
My Family

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - National Siblings Day
The good and the bad, the happy and sad, our siblings are with us! Celebrate National Siblings Day by hanging with your brother or sister.

My Family

My Family shows students that there are many different types of families.

Author |Gregoire, Maryellen
Pages |16
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-1
Interest level |PreK-1
Guided reading |A
 
Submarine Day
U.S. Military Submarines

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Submarine Day
Can people live underwater? They sure can if they are in a submarine. Submarines allow sailors to stay under water for months at a time!

U.S. Military Submarines

Submarines travel through the ocean hidden beneath the waves. Subs are used for everything from spying to sneak attacks. Learn more about these underwater vessels, including the weapons they carry, how they find their way around under the sea, and the missions they face.

Author |Alpert, Barbara
Lexile |790L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |O
Lexile |790L
 
DEAR Day (drop everything and Read)
Reading Is Everywhere

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - DEAR Day (drop everything and Read)
DEAR me, today is Drop Everything And Read day across the world. Read a book or a magazine. Stop what you are doing and READ!

Reading Is Everywhere

Street signs, menus, game directions — words are everywhere! Where else do you put your reading skills to use? READ this book to find out.

Author |Rustad, Martha E. H.
Lexile |330L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |K
Lexile |330L
 
Make Lunch Count Day
Shopping for Lunch

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Friday, April 13, 2018 - Make Lunch Count Day
Right about noon each day your belly probably starts to rumble! It's Make Lunch Count Day, be sure to plan ahead and eat a healthy lunch today.

Shopping for Lunch

Joe and his mother go to the grocery store and buy everything they need for lunch.

Author |Blackaby, Susan
Illustrator |Demski, Jr., James
Lexile |250L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |F
Lexile |250L
 
National Dolphin Day
I Am a Dolphin: The Life of a Bottlenose Dolphin

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 - National Dolphin Day
Did you know that dolphins are playful and super smart. Sounds like dolphins would make great pets except for one thing - they are HUGE!

I Am a Dolphin: The Life of a Bottlenose Dolphin

Learn how dolphins live in the ocean, meet their friends, and see their natural habitat.

Author |Stille, Darlene R.
Illustrator |Ouren, Todd
Lexile |620L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-2
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |I
Lexile |620L
 
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World Art Day
Busting Boredom with Art Projects

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - World Art Day
World Art Day - you don't have to be an artist to celebrate today. Just take a picture, sketch a friend or head to a museum. Celebrate Art!

Busting Boredom with Art Projects

Feeling imaginative? Get ready to bust boredom with art projects! Learn how to make a survival bracelet, create a garden stepping stone, put together a tin can clock, and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, busting boredom with art projects has never been more fun.

Author |Boone, Mary
Lexile |900L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Lexile |900L
 
Jazz Appreciation Month
Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend

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Monday, April 16, 2018 - Jazz Appreciation Month
To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, listen to some Jazz music and read all about the father of Jazz music himself, Mr. Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend

Louis Armstrong, also known as “Satchmo” and “Pops”, became an American jazz legend in the 1920s. His voice and skill with instruments helped him become a popular musician in a time where America was racially divided. Watch as this skilled musician learns to play, buys his first instrument, and becomes one of the best music makers of the era.

Author |Collins, Terry
Illustrator |Pope, Richie
Lexile |710L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |Q
Lexile |710L
 
Bat Appreciation Day
Billions of Bats: A Buzz Beaker Brainstorm

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Bat Appreciation Day
Bats can be very scary! Don't be afraid, they are actually super clean and extremely helpful to farmers, let's try to really appreciate them!

Billions of Bats: A Buzz Beaker Brainstorm

When Sarah uses her pet bat to help show off her new cosmic copy machine to the class, something horrible goes wrong resulting in Buzz Beaker and Sarah having to save the day. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author |Nickel, Scott
Illustrator |Smith, Andy J.
Lexile |390L
Pages |40
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |2-5
Guided reading |L
Lexile |390L
 
Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Paul Revere's Ride
One if by land, Two if by Sea! On this day in 1776, Paul Revere made his famous ride thru Boston to warn of the British Army coming to America.

Paul Revere's Ride

The British are coming! And only one man can warn the Colonists Paul Revere! But will Paul and his horse sound the alarm in time? Here’s the story.

Author |Mortensen, Lori
Illustrator |Orback, Craig
Lexile |520L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |O
Lexile |520L
 
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Raindrops Fall All Around

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Have you heard April showers bring May Flowers? April is known for its many rain showers, but just think what lies ahead, pretty flowers in May!

Raindrops Fall All Around

April showers bring May flowers! Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime rain.

Author |Ghigna, Charles
Illustrator |Watson, Laura
Lexile |380L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PK-2
Interest level |PK-2
Lexile |380L
 
Teach Your Children to Save Day
In the Money: A Book About Banking

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Friday, April 20, 2018 - Teach Your Children to Save Day
A penny saved is a penny earned. Read all about how to start saving for a rainy day.

In the Money: A Book About Banking

Provides an introduction to banks and banking, including what the workers do, why customers come into banks, and explains what happens to old money.

Author |Loewen, Nancy
Illustrator |Fitzpatrick, Brad
Lexile |640L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |O
Lexile |640L
 
Spring
The Busy Spring

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Spring
Spring is in the air! Flowers starting to bloom, birds chirping and longer days. Finish your homework and go outside to enjoy this April weather!

The Busy Spring

Emma and Owen visit Old Oak at the park. It is spring, and all the living things are busy. Chipper the robin builds a nest. Will Emma and Owen see the baby robins?

Author |Emerson, Carl
Illustrator |Doerrfeld, Cori
Lexile |380L
Pages |32
Genre |1
Reading level |K-2
Interest level |K-2
Guided reading |G
Lexile |380L
 
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Earth Day
Earth Day

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Earth Day
There is nothing more important on planet Earth, than planet Earth! Be sure to recycle and keep our planet clean!

Earth Day

We live on an amazing planet. But we have to work hard to keep it clean. Let’s celebrate Earth and its future on Earth Day.

Author |Cella, Clara
Lexile |230L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |K
Lexile |230L
 
Movie Stunts
Mind-Blowing Movie Stunts

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - Movie Stunts
Pop some popcorn and read about how crazy stunts are filmed. Jumping out of planes and catching on fire while not getting hurt! WOW!

Mind-Blowing Movie Stunts

Movies are a great source of entertainment. Many times, the best parts of movies are the mind-blowing stunts! Readers will be fascinated, educated, and astounded by some of the most amazing movie stunts in recent history.

Author |Tougas, Joe
Lexile |930L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Lexile |930L
 
Garden Month
All Kinds of Gardens

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Garden Month
Celebrate Garden Month by planting your own garden. Your garden doesn't have to be flowers, go plant pumpkin seeds and see what happens!

All Kinds of Gardens

Sprout a love for the natural world! This set covers everything from tools and compost to creepy-crawly residents. Simple, fun text and matching photos dig into the basics of starting and keeping many kinds of gardens.

Author |Schuh, Mari
Lexile |450L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |H
Lexile |450L
 
World Penguin Day
Galapagos Penguins

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - World Penguin Day
What? Sometimes penguins live in warm climates? Yep, The Galapagos Penguins do! But how do they survive? Read all about them here on myON!

Galapagos Penguins

Many people think penguins live only in cold, icy places. But the Galapagos penguins live in the blazing heat of the tropics. While this may seem like paradise, the Galapagos penguins are always on the lookout for ways to stay cool and comfortable. Learn more about these adorable animals, including how they got to the tropics, what they eat, other challenges they face in their lives, and what you can do to help.

Author |Kolpin, Molly
Lexile |810L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |R
Lexile |810L
 
Alien Day
Top 10 UFO and Alien Mysteries

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Alien Day
Do you believe in aliens? UFO's? Maybe you have your own story to tell about aliens? Today is the day to tell a friend, it's Alien Day!

Top 10 UFO and Alien Mysteries

Alien abductions? Mysterious lights in the sky? Could these events actually be the work of extra terrestrials? Get the facts about the top ten UFO and alien mysteries of all time.

Author |Polydoros, Lori
Lexile |760L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |N
Lexile |760L
 
Morse Code Day
Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - Morse Code Day
Learn how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated. 

Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

Tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author |Seidman, David
Illustrator |Whigham, Rod
Lexile |710L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |R
Lexile |710L
 
Go Birding Day
Where Do the Birds Go?: A Migration Mystery

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Go Birding Day
What does "Birds of a Feather Flock Together" mean? Do birds really fly South in the Winter? Interesting facts right here at your fingertips!

Where Do the Birds Go?: A Migration Mystery

In graphic novel format, text and illustrations explain why birds migrate.

Author |Olien, Rebecca
Illustrator |McDee, Katie
Lexile |540L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |K-3
Guided reading |L
Lexile |540L
 
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Dance Day
Top Dance Tips

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Dance Day
Put on your dancing shoes and get your groove going cause it's National Dance Day! Need help? Read this dance book to get some terrific fun tips.

Top Dance Tips

Jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop-there are so many different sides to dance. Learn the ins and outs of dancing all sorts of styles like a pro!

Author |Jones, Jen
Lexile |830L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Lexile |830L
 
National Honesty Day
Honesty

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - National Honesty Day
Remember to always tell the truth. Honesty truly is the best policy and you never want someone to yell "Liar Liar Pants on Fire" at you!

Honesty

What is honesty? Why is trust important? How does it feel when you cheat? Read ‘Honesty’ to learn what honest behavior is and why it is important. Find out why telling lies can make things worse, what to do if you find something that is lost, and why it is wrong to copy other people's work.

Author |Barraclough, Sue
Lexile |750L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |H
Lexile |750L