Book of the Day

October 2018

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World Day of Bullying Prevention
Coping with Bullying

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - World Day of Bullying Prevention
On this day students all over the world work together to stop bullying. Today also kicks off National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. What can you do?

Coping with Bullying

Coping With Bullying looks at school gang violence and cyber and telephone bullying.

Author |Guillain, Charlotte
Lexile |960L
Pages |48
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |6-8
Interest level |6-8
Guided reading |W
Lexile |960L
 
Thurgood Marshall Sworn In
Thurgood Marshall

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Thurgood Marshall Sworn In
On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first African American to hold a seat on the U. S. Supreme Court.

Thurgood Marshall

Explore the life and achievements of the first African American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall.

Author |Colins, Luke
Lexile |540L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Guided reading |K
Lexile |540L
 
Random Acts of Poetry Day
You Can Write Cool Poems

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Random Acts of Poetry Day
I'm a poet and didn't even know it! Grab a pen and write away, go and celebrate Poetry Day!

You Can Write Cool Poems

You can make readers smile. You can give them goosebumps or the giggles. You can even make them cry. You can show readers the world the way YOU see it. You can write cool poetry!

Author |Fandel, Jennifer
Lexile |430L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |N
Lexile |430L
 
Taco Day
Walk-Around Tacos: and Other Likeable Lunches

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Taco Day
What better way to celebrate Taco Day than to make your own. While you're at it, check out these other fun lunch recipes.

Walk-Around Tacos: and Other Likeable Lunches

Send the kids to the kitchen and watch them stir up some fun! From homemade nutty butter triangles to walk-around tacos, these easy-to-make lunch recipes are sure to please.

Author |Fauchald, Nick
Illustrator |Peterson, Rick
Lexile |910L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |P
Lexile |910L
 
World Teacher's Day
A Day in the Life of a Teacher

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - World Teacher's Day
21 countries around the world celebrate teachers today. The day is for appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world.

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

This book follows an elementary school teacher through the work day, and describes the occupation and what the job requires.

Author |Adamson, Heather
Lexile |580L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |L
Lexile |580L
 
Badger Day
The Wind in the Willows

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Badger Day
Badger Day raises awareness of the need to protect badgers from human predation. Badgers are harmless and are an important part of the ecosystems.

The Wind in the Willows

Mole, Rat, and Badger are the best of friends. As for Toad, well...he's not a bad guy. It's just that he really, REALLY loves cars. If he sees a sporty vehicle, he can't help but ask to take it for a spin. And if he takes it for a spin, he can't help but find out how fast it goes. And whenever he finds out how fast a car can go, Toad tends to end up in big trouble. Will Toad's pals save him from ending up in prison, or will Toad land his friends in even bigger trouble? These full-color graphic novels feature enhanced Common Core State Standards support, including discussion and writing prompts developed by a Common Core expert, an expanded introduction, and bolded glossary words. They're sure to hook even the most reluctant of readers.

Author |Peters, Stephanie True
Illustrator |Cano, Fern
Lexile |470L
Pages |72
Genre |1
Reading level |2-3
Interest level |5-9
Lexile |470L
 
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Change a Light Day
The Light Bulb

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Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Change a Light Day
Energy saving lightbulbs are more efficient, cheaper than conventional lightbulbs. Do your bit for the environment, and upgrade to new, energy saving bulbs.

The Light Bulb

Readers will learn the history of the invention of the light bulb in this title that includes information on the key players, the setbacks along the way, and the moments of discovery.

Author |Oxlade, Chris
Lexile |930L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-5
Interest level |3-5
Guided reading |S
Lexile |930L
 
World Octopus Day
I Am an Octopus: The Life of a Common Octopus

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Monday, October 8, 2018 - World Octopus Day
What has four pair of arms, is super intelligent and has been around for over 300 million years!? Happy World Octopus Day!

I Am an Octopus: The Life of a Common Octopus

I live in a den and hunt my prey with venom. Zoom with me across the sea. I am a common octopus, and I have lots of things to show you!

Author |Speed Shaskan, Trisha
Illustrator |Ouren, Todd
Lexile |630L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-2
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |N
Lexile |630L
 
John Lennon's Birthday
The Beatles: Defining Rock 'n' Roll

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - John Lennon's Birthday
John Lennon changed the world by creating The Beatles. Today is his birthday.

The Beatles: Defining Rock 'n' Roll

In the ever-changing world of popular music, few bands stand the test of time. Those who do earn the title of legends. Engaging photos, fast-paced text, and special features, including primary source quotes and charts, introduce readers to legendary bands, including Aerosmith, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and U2.

Author |Tougas, Joe
Lexile |890L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Lexile |890L
 
Emergency Nurses Day
Nurses Help

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Emergency Nurses Day
Emergency Room Nurses are amazing! Always there if we are sick or injured. If you know one, thank them today on Emergency Nurses Day!

Nurses Help

Nurses keep us healthy. Learn about a nurse's tools, workplace, and role in the community.

Author |Ready, Dee
Lexile |440L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |K
Lexile |440L
 
World Sight Day/ International Day of the Girl
Some Kids are Blind

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - World Sight Day/ International Day of the Girl
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness on blindness and visual impairment.

Some Kids are Blind

Text and photographs describe children who are blind, their challenges and adaptations, and their similarities with others.

Author |Schaefer, Lola M.
Lexile |470L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |F
Lexile |470L
 
World Egg Day
How to Make a Bouncing Egg

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Friday, October 12, 2018 - World Egg Day
World Egg Day is celebrated around the world to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition.

How to Make a Bouncing Egg

Did you know you can bounce an egg? Do you want to find out how? Just follow the simple steps inside this book.

Author |Marks, Jennifer L.
Lexile |410L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |J
Lexile |410L
 
Molly Pitcher's Birthday
Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Molly Pitcher's Birthday
During the American Revolutionary War, Molly Pitcher carried water to soldiers and even manned a cannon. Today is her birthday.

Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot

Describes the legend of Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author |Glaser, Jason
Illustrator |Smith, Keith; Anderson, Bill
Lexile |480L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |S
Lexile |480L
 
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National Dessert Day
Do Dogs Make Dessert?: A Book About How Animals Help Humans

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - National Dessert Day
National Dessert Day is a day for everyone to satisfy their sweet tooth. So go ahead and enjoy the dessert of your choice.

Do Dogs Make Dessert?: A Book About How Animals Help Humans

Introduces a number of different animals and how they help humans.

Author |Dahl, Michael
Illustrator |Yesh, Jeff
Lexile |620L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-2
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |M
Lexile |620L
 
Global Handwashing Day
Go Wash Up: Keeping Clean

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - Global Handwashing Day
Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe and preventing diseases. Make handwashing a part of every meal.

Go Wash Up: Keeping Clean

Keeping your body clean helps you stay healthy. Wash your hands, comb your hair, and wear clean clothes. What are some other ways to keep clean?

Author |Doering Tourville, Amanda
Illustrator |Rooney, Ronnie
Lexile |630L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-2
Interest level |K-2
Guided reading |J
Lexile |630L
 
World Food Day
Avoiding Hunger and Finding Water (Express)

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - World Food Day
815 million people in the world that go to bed hungry. Be someone that's willing to make a change. You can take action for #ZeroHunger today!

Avoiding Hunger and Finding Water (Express)

This book shows how the production and distribution of food and clean water is uneven across the globe, leading to hunger and poverty for many. How can more food reach people who need it?

Author |Langley, Andrew
Lexile |720L
Pages |48
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-3
Interest level |6-10
Guided reading |P
Lexile |720L
 
Mae Jemison's Birthday
Mae Jemison

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Mae Jemison's Birthday
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut. Today is her birthday.

Mae Jemison

Explore the life and achievements of the first African American female astronaut, Mae Jemison.

Author |Colins, Luke
Lexile |650L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Guided reading |K
Lexile |650L
 
Chocolate Cupcake Day
What's Up, Cupcake?: Creating Amazing Cupcakes

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Chocolate Cupcake Day
Nothing better than cupcakes! They are tasty, cute and fun to eat! Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Enjoy!

What's Up, Cupcake?: Creating Amazing Cupcakes

Frosting is just the beginning of what you can do with cupcakes. Learn to use cupcakes as a canvas to create magical animals, floral fantasies, and much more. Your friends will want to take a picture of their captivating cupcake … before they devour it!

Author |Rau, Dana Meachen
Lexile |760L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |T
Lexile |760L
 
1718 Victory at Yorktown/
The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and a New Nation

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 1718 Victory at Yorktown/
On this day in 1781, British forces laid down their arms in Yorktown, Virginia. Despite the British surrender, the American struggle for independence was far from finished.

The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and a New Nation

On October 19, 1781, British forces laid down their arms in Yorktown, Virginia. Despite the British surrender, the American struggle to form a new nation was far from finished. War debt, rebellions, slavery, and a weak central government warned of dire times ahead. Read more about what happened when the fighting ended and the real work began.

Author |Otfinoski, Steven
Lexile |760L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-6
Guided reading |R
Lexile |760L
 
International Sloth Day
Sloths

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - International Sloth Day
Today is Sloth Day - created to honor this slow-moving, tree-dwelling, unique mammal. Some people think they are cute! Do you?

Sloths

Sloths spend their days hanging upside down from tree branches. Learn about these slow-moving mammals and their habitats in Sloths.

Author |Schuh, Mari
Lexile |560L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |J
Lexile |560L
 
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National Apple Day
Apples, Apples Everywhere!: Learning About Apple Harvests

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 - National Apple Day
Celebrating Apple Day is as easy as picking out your favorite apple and taking a bite out of it or maybe curling up with a book and some hot apple cider.

Apples, Apples Everywhere!: Learning About Apple Harvests

Autumn is apple harvest time. Come along on a trip to the apple orchard. Find out how apples are picked and stored. Learn which apples are best for munching. But watch out for the apple worms!

Author |Koontz, Robin
Illustrator |Takvorian, Nadine
Lexile |410L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |PK-3
Guided reading |I
Lexile |410L
 
Vegetarian Month
Going Vegetarian: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - Vegetarian Month
Some people in the world eat only veggies. Those folks are "vegetarians". Read and learn about this healthy choice during Vegetarian Month.

Going Vegetarian: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

Vegetarian food is good for you and for the planet. But if you're thinking of revolutionizing your diet, you need to get the facts first. Learn about the benefits and challenges of a diet that does not include red meat, poultry, or fish. Helpful tips, delicious vegetarian recipes, and how tos will make the switch so much easier. Want to change the world? Now you can, one plate at a time.

Author |Rau, Dana Meachen
Lexile |940L
Pages |64
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |6-7
Interest level |6-9
Guided reading |X
Lexile |940L
 
World Series
The World Series: All about Pro Baseball's Biggest Event

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - World Series
Baseball's biggest event - the World Series happens every October. Baseball fans around the world watch this 7 game series.

The World Series: All about Pro Baseball's Biggest Event

Every October baseball fans flock to stadiums to cheer for the teams trying to reach the World Series. Yearly since 1903 the National League and American League champions have played for the Major League Baseball championship. Discover the World Series’ greatest teams, players, and historic moments.

Author |Hetrick, Hans
Lexile |910L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |Q
Lexile |910L
 
United Nations Day
The Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt: Confronting the Great Depression and World War II

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - United Nations Day
October 24 is United Nations Day. United Nations Day highlights, celebrates and reflects on the work of the United Nations (UN) and its family of specialized agencies.

The Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt: Confronting the Great Depression and World War II

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest serving president in U.S. history, successfully guided Americans through two of the worst crises ever. He succeeded where others had failed in pulling the country back from the brink of collapse during the Great Depression. He lifted Americans' spirits and turned them away from fear and defeatism. Then came the horrors and devastation of World War II. The brilliant and courageous Roosevelt proved to be an outstanding commander in chief, leading the world to victory over the powers of evil.

Author |Nardo, Don
Lexile |1,000L
Pages |64
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |5-7
Interest level |4-8
Guided reading |X
Lexile |1,000L
 
Pablo Picasso's Birthday
Great Art Thefts

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Pablo Picasso's Birthday
Pablo Picasso is considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Today is his birthday.

Great Art Thefts

Great Art Thefts examines famous art crimes and the hunt to find the thieves. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Great Art Thefts' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. Art thefts covered in the book include the Mona Lisa, the Scream, the Millennium theft from the Ashmolean Museum, and the greatest ever single art theft: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. The book also looks at the motives for these crimes, and the measures that can be taken to protect valuable works of art from unscrupulous criminals.

Author |Guillain, Charlotte
Lexile |1,020L
Pages |48
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |5-8
Interest level |5-8
Guided reading |U
Lexile |1,020L
 
Pumpkin Day
Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - Pumpkin Day
Impress your friends with crazy pumpkin facts! Pumpkins were once used as a cure for freckles and were used as a remedy for snake bites.

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

Autumn is pumpkin harvest time. Come along on a trip to a pumpkin farm. Learn where pumpkins come from and how to store them. But watch out for the scary jack-o'-lanterns!

Author |Koontz, Robin
Illustrator |Takvorian, Nadine
Lexile |380L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |PK-3
Guided reading |I
Lexile |380L
 
Theodore Roosevelt's Birthday
Roosevelt's Rough Riders: Fearless Calvary of the Spanish-American War

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Theodore Roosevelt's Birthday
Before becoming president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt organized the Rough Riders, a voluntary cavalry during the Spanish-American War. Today is his birthday.

Roosevelt's Rough Riders: Fearless Calvary of the Spanish-American War

Before becoming president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt organized the Rough Riders, a voluntary cavalry during the Spanish-American War. The group included cowboys, miners, law enforcement officials, and American Indians. The cavalry became famous before the war was even over. Infographics, sidebars, and fact boxes bring the experiences of these brave military men to life.

Author |Baker, Brynn
Lexile |940L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-6
Lexile |940L
 
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Jonas Salk's Birthday
Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Jonas Salk's Birthday
While there is still no actual cure for Polio, thanks to inventor Dr. Jonas Salk there is a way to prevent this devastating disease. Today is his birthday.

Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

Tells the story of Jonas Salk's involvement in the development of a polio vaccine. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author |Krohn, Katherine
Illustrator |Milgrom, Al
Lexile |760L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |T
Lexile |760L
 
Hurricane Sandy
The World's Worst Hurricanes

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Monday, October 29, 2018 - Hurricane Sandy
On this day in 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern coast of the US. Read more about other hurricanes and severe weather through the years.

The World's Worst Hurricanes

The winds pick up while heavy waves crash on the beach. A few hours later screaming winds and driving rain tear up the coastline. It's a hurricane! With winds reaching hundreds of miles per hour, these devastating storms can cause immense amounts of damage. Readers can learn all about history's biggest, deadliest hurricanes from around the world.

Author |Baker, John R.
Lexile |770L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |R
Lexile |770L
 
Muhammad Ali beats George Foreman
Muhammad Ali: American Champion

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - Muhammad Ali beats George Foreman
On this day in 1974, Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time in Africa’s first heavyweight championship match.

Muhammad Ali: American Champion

Tells the life story of dynamic heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who gained fame for his boxing skills, political views, and humanitarian efforts. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author |Burgan, Michael
Lexile |510L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |S
Lexile |510L
 
Halloween
A Short History of Halloween

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Halloween
BOO! Costumes, candy, jack o'lanterns and so much more!! Head out safely and trick-or-treat tonight while celebrating Halloween!

A Short History of Halloween

Young readers learn about the early traditions which have led to our present-day celebration of Halloween.

Author |Lee, Sally
Lexile |390L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Guided reading |P
Lexile |390L