Book of the Day

June 2018

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Donut Day
Scooby-Doo! A Subtraction Mystery: The Case of the Disappearing Doughnuts

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Friday, June 1, 2018 - Donut Day
Celebrate Doughnut Day with this cool Scooby-Doo mystery!

Scooby-Doo! A Subtraction Mystery: The Case of the Disappearing Doughnuts

Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang are on the Case of the Disappearing Doughnuts. The Balmy Baker has been taking pastries from Dippy Doughnuts Bakery. Will Scooby and the gang solve the subtraction problems and uncover who is behind the madness? Or will the Balmy Baker continue to take away tasty treats?

Author |Weakland, Mark
Illustrator |Gross, Scott
Lexile |460L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-2
Interest level |K-2
Guided reading |L
Lexile |460L
 
Sun Safety Week
Sunlight

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Sun Safety Week
Learn more about the sun, when the sun is strongest, and how to stay safe in the sun to celebrate Sun Safety Week!

Sunlight

Put on sunglasses. Feel its warmth. It's time to learn about sunlight.

Author |Edison, Erin
Lexile |410L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |J
Lexile |410L
 
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Insect Repellent Awareness Day
Insects

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Insect Repellent Awareness Day
Say hello to bees, ants, butterflies and more! Learn about how insects help people and when we need to protect ourselves from them.

Insects

Say hello to bees, ants, butterflies, and more! Insects is a colorful photo-filled animal-science reference book for young readers and browsers. Not only will kids discover basic topics such as habitat, anatomy, and diet, but they'll also find fun topics such as record-breaking insects and how insects help people—all written in a clear, concise way.

Author |Riehecky, Janet
Lexile |500L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |PK-2
Lexile |500L
 
Hug Your Cat Day
American Shorthair Cats

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - Hug Your Cat Day
Celebrate Hug Your Cat Day by reading about the oldest and most popular breed of cats in North America.

American Shorthair Cats

American Shorthair cats are well known for making great family pets. This lovable breed is one of the oldest and most popular in North America. Read about how American Shorthair Cats started out as mice hunters and became family favorites. Then learn about the care involved when you make one of these familiar felines your pet.

Author |Mattern, Joanne
Lexile |850L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |P
Lexile |850L
 
World Environment Day
Helping the Environment

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - World Environment Day
Celebrate World Environment Day by learning simple ways to care for nature, save water and energy, clean up litter, reuse, and recycle.

Helping the Environment

This book teaches readers what volunteering is, why it is important, and how they can volunteer to help the environment.

Author |Parker, Victoria
Lexile |890L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |N
Lexile |890L
 
D-Day Anniversary 1944
World War II

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - D-Day Anniversary 1944
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France, forever altering the outcome of World War II.

World War II

Why was the Second World War so devastating, and how had the world become so divided into armed camps? How did the war affect people on both sides of the conflict, and why are its consequences still felt today? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and shows its impact on everyday lives.

Author |Langley, Andrew
Lexile |1,050L
Pages |80
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |7-8
Interest level |6-10
Guided reading |Z
Lexile |1,050L
 
Best Friends Day
Best Friends Forever?

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Best Friends Day
Celebrate Best Friends Day by reading a story about two best friends. Think about the friends in your life on this day.

Best Friends Forever?

Opposites go together. Just ask Ashley Sanchez (Ash) and Ashlee Taylor (Lee), who have been best friends forever. Ash is messy as can be, and Lee likes things neat and tidy. Ash loves sports and Lee prefers dance. Ash doesn’t like chocolate, but Lee could eat it all day long. Ever since they were born, Ash and Lee have lived in the same apartment building, just across the hall from each other, but now that’s about to change. When Lee moves a few blocks away, will the two girls find a way to stay best friends forever?

Author |Jakubowski, Michele
Illustrator |Fekete, Hédi
Lexile |560L
Pages |64
Genre |1
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Lexile |560L
 
Camping Month
Camping for Kids

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Friday, June 8, 2018 - Camping Month
It's Camping Month! Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about camping history, gear, safety, and more.

Camping for Kids

As you roast a marshmallow, the sunset paints the sky in beautiful shades of red. Countless breathtaking encounters with nature are just waiting to be found. Are you ready for a trip into the great outdoors? Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about camping history, gear, safety, and more.

Author |Howard, Melanie A.
Lexile |780L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |P
Lexile |780L
 
World Doll Day
The Doll that Waved Goodbye: and Other Scary Tales

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 - World Doll Day
Think all dolls are cute? Celebrate World Doll Day with one of Michael Dahl's scary tales about a doll that comes to life.

The Doll that Waved Goodbye: and Other Scary Tales

In this collection of spine-chilling tales, a doll comes to life and haunts a little girl, a young writer only has one hundred words to let others know about an approaching danger, and a boy is trapped in an underground bunker with spooky people who have been missing for years and years. With writing prompts and discussion questions to continue the fright, you'll be spooked long after you finish reading.

Author |Dahl, Michael
Illustrator |Bonet, Xavier
Lexile |500L
Pages |72
Genre |1
Reading level |2-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |S
Lexile |500L
 
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Great Outdoors Month
The Guys' Guide to Making the Outdoors More Awesome

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Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Great Outdoors Month
June is Great Outdoors Month. Learn how to find food/water, build a shelter, and otherwise survive in the wild! BTW, girls can read it too!

The Guys' Guide to Making the Outdoors More Awesome

Get ready for some outdoor adventures! Nature provides tons of awesome places to see and activities to do. Discover how to find food and water for survival, recognize animal tracks, navigate in the wild, and more!

Author |Braun, Eric
Lexile |830L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |S
Lexile |830L
 
World Meat Free Day
Vegetables

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Monday, June 11, 2018 - World Meat Free Day
Make a place for vegetables in your diet. From leafy greens to roots, vegetables provide a variety of nutrition in all forms. 

Vegetables

Make a place for vegetables in your diet. From leafy greens to roots, vegetables provide a variety of nutrition in all forms. Read this book to learn about how to eat well and use MyPlate.

Author |Dickmann, Nancy
Lexile |340L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-1
Interest level |PreK-1
Guided reading |I
Lexile |340L
 
Dairy Month
Dairy

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Dairy Month
Did you know it is Dairy Month! Milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. Learn how to make a place for dairy in your diet.

Dairy

Make a place for dairy in your diet. These foods make up some of the yummiest meals, and this book gives readers tips on how to incorporate the nutritional value of milk and cheese into diets in a healthy, balanced way. Read this book to learn about how to eat well and use MyPlate.

Author |Dickmann, Nancy
Lexile |450L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-1
Interest level |PreK-1
Guided reading |I
Lexile |450L
 
Audio Book Month
Firefly Summer

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Audio Book Month
Did you know using audio while reading helps you become a better reader? Celebrate Audio Book Month by reading ANY book in myON!!!

Firefly Summer

Chester’s mom teaches him a song about fireflies. Learn the song along with Chester. One, two, three …

Author |Trover Hardy, Lorién
Illustrator |Yilmaz, Necdet
Lexile |580L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |I
Lexile |580L
 
Flag Day
The First American Flag

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Flag Day
Celebrate Flag Day by learning the real story behind the first US flag.

The First American Flag

The legend says that Betsy Ross sewed the first U.S. flag in 1776. But the facts say someone else did. Who was it? And how has the flag changed since then? Here’s the story.

Author |Allen, Kathy
Illustrator |Feeney, Siri Weber
Lexile |590L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |O
Lexile |590L
 
Nature Photography Day
The Impact of Technology in Art

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - Nature Photography Day
It's National Nature Photography Day. Read to learn more about the impact technology has had with different forms of art.

The Impact of Technology in Art

How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today’s digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.

Author |Woolf, Alex
Lexile |1,090L
Pages |56
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |6-9
Interest level |6-9
Guided reading |Y
Lexile |1,090L
 
Farming is Fun!
Out and About at the Dairy Farm

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Farming is Fun!
There are all different kinds of farms, read this book and learn how a Dairy Farm really operates.

Out and About at the Dairy Farm

Discusses the activities of a dairy farm, describing the machines and the process used to get the milk to our table.

Author |Murphy, Andy
Illustrator |McMullen, Anne
Lexile |690L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |L
Lexile |690L
 
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Father's Day
Time Together: Me and Dad

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Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Father's Day
It's Father's Day. Whether your father is with you today or not, today is a great day to think about the good times you had.

Time Together: Me and Dad

Snapshots of a father and child enjoying everyday moments together. From reading a book to playing outside, these small moments are the ones that create big memories.

Author |Catherine, Maria
Illustrator |Campion, Pascal
Pages |32
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-2
Interest level |PK-2
 
Go Fishing Day
Fishing Trip

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - Go Fishing Day
Today is Go Fishing Day across the United States. If you can't actually go fishing, grab a deck of cards and play Go Fish!

Fishing Trip

Easy-to-read text describes Joe and Dad's attempts to catch fish for dinner.

Author |Blackaby, Susan
Illustrator |Haugen, Ryan
Lexile |220L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |D
Lexile |220L
 
Juneteenth Day
Freedom From Slavery

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Juneteenth Day
Juneteenth is a silly word but not a silly event! Since 1865 this very special day marks the day that all slaves were finally free!

Freedom From Slavery

The United States was in the middle of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. What exactly did this document say? And how did it change the country?

Author |Hall, Brianna
Lexile |810L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-6
Guided reading |R
Lexile |810L
 
National Bald Eagle Day
A Bald Eagle's World

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - National Bald Eagle Day
The Bald Eagle is the proud National Bird of the USA. What a cool bird, except ever wonder why the Eagle is called bald if it has feathers?

A Bald Eagle's World

In a huge nest, high above the ground, two eggs crack open. Peep! Peep! Out pop two eagle chicks. Within a few short months, they are as big as their parents and ready to fly. Soar through the pages of this book and find out what happens in a bald eagle’s world.

Author |Arnold, Caroline
Illustrator |Arnold, Caroline
Lexile |650L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-2
Interest level |K-2
Guided reading |M
Lexile |650L
 
Go Skate Day
Jake Skates

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Go Skate Day
Love to skate? Lace em up and go enjoy National Skate Day!

Jake Skates

Jake loves to skate. He skates here and there. Find out what happens when Jake tries to skate everywhere!

Author |Blackaby, Susan
Illustrator |Olin, Troy
Lexile |330L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |G
Lexile |330L
 
Fruits & Vegetable Month
Just Try It

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - Fruits & Vegetable Month
Dislike certain fruits and veggies? Don't be afraid to try them all during National Fruits and Vegetable Month! You might surprise yourself!

Just Try It

Tom is sure that he does not like peas, beans, broccoli, corn, or carrots, until one day he eats them all cooked together in a casserole, realizing that he likes vegetables.

Author |Jones, Christianne C.
Illustrator |Won Yi, Hye
Lexile |240L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |E
Lexile |240L
 
Lovely Ladybug Day
Ladybugs

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Lovely Ladybug Day
Ladybugs are believed to be lucky charms - spots and all! Read all about them on this beautiful summer day.

Ladybugs

Ladybugs can be red with black spots. But did you know they can have other colors? Appeal to young children's fascination with nature with delightfully simple, fun text and bright, close-up photos. All Little Pebble books have an Accelerated Reader ATOS level of 1.0 or below.

Author |Amstutz, Lisa J.
Lexile |190L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Guided reading |H
Lexile |190L
 
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Swim a Lap Day
Finny Learns to Swim

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Swim a Lap Day
What do you say, wanna dive in and take a few laps around the pool on National Swim a Lap day!

Finny Learns to Swim

A young fish wants to be able to play tag and other games with his friends, but first he must learn to swim.

Author |Jones, Christianne C.
Illustrator |Schultz, Sara
Lexile |290L
Pages |24
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |G
Lexile |290L
 
Global Beatles Day
The Beatles

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - Global Beatles Day
Greatest Rock and Roll Band of all time? Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing THE BEATLES!

The Beatles

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
 
Celebrate Summer!
Best Season Ever

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Celebrate Summer!
It's finally Summer, enjoy the long days and no school. Take a dip in a pool, go fishing and eat ice cream..but don't forget to keep reading!

Best Season Ever

Pedro says winter is the best. JoJo thinks summer is number one. For Katie Woo, spring is tops! So who is right? Which is the best season ever?

Author |Manushkin, Fran
Illustrator |Lyon, Tammie
Lexile |380L
Pages |32
Genre |1
Reading level |K-2
Interest level |K-2
Guided reading |H
Lexile |380L
 
Candy Month
Candy Store Caper

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Candy Month
YUM! June is Candy Month!! Treat yourself and eat lollipops, candy fish or chocolate kisses. Choose your fave and enjoy!

Candy Store Caper

When a new candy store opens in GOTHAM, TIM DRAKE and his friends can't resist the terribly sweet treats. However, the shop's evil owner, Granny Glee, wants more than their money. Her lollipops lure little ones into a life of crime. Luckily, the BOY WONDER'S pet, ROBIN ROBIN, has a bird's-eye view of the sugary scheme. But the hairy truth behind Granny's grand plan will surprise even this early bird.

Author |Sazaklis, John
Illustrator |Baltazar, Art
Lexile |630L
Pages |56
Genre |1
Reading level |2-2
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |J
Lexile |630L
 
Paul Bunyan Day
The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Paul Bunyan Day
Who is Paul Bunyan? How tall was he in real life? Was he even real? Learn more about Paul Bunyan on Paul Bunyan Day.

The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan

The legendary woodsman Paul Bunyan was the biggest man who ever lived. He had wagon wheels for shirt buttons, and his axe took an entire town a whole month to build! One day, Paul finds a big blue ox frozen in the snow. He nurses the behemoth back to health, and names his new companion Babe. The two travel the land, and clear the way for settlers who will soon follow.

Illustrator |Blecha, Aaron
Lexile |540L
Pages |40
Genre |1
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |2-6
Guided reading |L
Lexile |540L
 
International Mud Day
Rock On Soil

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Friday, June 29, 2018 - International Mud Day
Yes, some think mud is totally gross - but mud and soil are very important in helping to maintain a healthy environment.

Rock On Soil

Soil looks at how different types of soil form, change, erode, and are used around the world.

Author |Spilsbury, Richard
Lexile |1,030L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-6
Interest level |3-6
Guided reading |S
Lexile |1,030L
 
Rose Month
All About Flowers

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Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Rose Month
It's National Rose Month, so read this book and learn all about the beauty in the garden.

All About Flowers

Books in this series introduce children to different parts of plants. Simple, accessible text breaks down crucial concepts and key vocabulary, and stunning photographs of a wide variety of plants show how diverse plants can be. In Flowers, children learn about flowers, including where they can be found, what they look like and the vital job they do for plants.

Author |Throp, Claire
Lexile |170L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PK-1
Interest level |PK-1
Guided reading |I
Lexile |170L