Book of the Day

June 2017

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Go Barefoot Day
Whose Feet Are These?: A Look at Hooves, Paws, and Claws

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Go Barefoot Day
Feet are feet and the best ones are bare! Kick off your shoes and run barefoot through the grass like the feet in our book.

Examines a variety of animal feet, noting how they look different and function in different ways. Animal feet shown include a duck, a mountain goat, a mole, a starfish, a chimpanzee, a cougar, and a butterfly.

Author Hall, Peg
Illustrator Landmark, Ken
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-2
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading M
ATOS 3.2
Lexile 620L
 
National Doughnut Day
World War I: Why They Fought

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - National Doughnut Day
It's National Doughnut Day! This holiday honors the Salvation Army for providing doughnuts and coffee to service members during World War I.

Why did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria spark World War I? How did a sinking ship and a telegram convince the United States to join the fight? How did patriotism and brotherhood motivate soldiers in the trenches? From the battlefields of France to the Russian Revolution, World War I: Why They Fought reveals the motivations behind World War I from all sides. Go beyond names and dates and ask: what were they fighting for?

Author Rissman, Rebecca
Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 4-6
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading Z
Lexile 980L
 
National Gardening Week
Growing a Garden

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - National Gardening Week
National Gardening Week is a wonderful, week long event. It is a great opportunity to get out and tend to your garden.

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
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading H
Lexile 310L
 
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Hug Your Cat Day
Pet Cats Up Close

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Hug Your Cat Day
It's Hug Your Cat Day. Go give your feline friend a big hug. You know, if they're in the mood for it. You'll love it as much as they do!

Pet cats have cool body parts to help them leap, play, and hunt. Take an up close look at these curious, four legged friends.

Author Olson, Gillia M.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading I
ATOS 2.3
Lexile 650L
 
Hot Air Balloon Day
Hot Air Balloons

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - Hot Air Balloon Day
Since the first manned flight in 1783, the hot air balloon is the oldest form of flight technology used for carrying humans.

Float through the sky under a giant, colorful balloon! Peek inside for the facts on hot air balloons.

Author Schuh, Mari
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading J
ATOS 1.7
Lexile 450L
 
Drive-In Movie Day
Behind-the-Scenes Movie Careers

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Drive-In Movie Day
Get your popcorn, a cold drink, and head to the drive-in theater to watch a movie on June 6, because it is Drive-in Movie Day!

Fascinating facts, fun pictures, and easy-to-read sidebars highlight informative text about some of the most interesting jobs that take place behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Readers will get a glimpse at what it takes to make it as a talent agent, location scout, casting director, and more and find out what goes on behind the glamour.

Author Hammelef, Danielle S.
Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 4-5
Interest level 4-8
 
Global Running Day
Relay Race Breakdown

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Global Running Day
Global Running Day is a day to celebrate the joys of running. Gather your friends for a race.

Nick hates running, but when his gym teacher gives him an ultimatum—join the relay-race team or fail the class—he knows he has no choice. He'll have to suck it up and run. Will he learn to run or let down his team?

Author Maddox, Jake
Illustrator Garcia, Eduardo
Pages 72 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading M
ATOS 3.7
Lexile 520L
 
World Oceans Day
Oceans

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - World Oceans Day
Oceans Day is a yearly event to celebrate and honor the bodies of water that join us all. Check out our ocean books on myON today.

Oceans are full of life, including interesting plants and animals. They are also places where people work and play. Find out more about them in this beautiful book.

Author Moore, Elizabeth
Pages 16 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-1
Interest level PreK-1
Guided reading G
Lexile 260L
 
Donald Duck Day
Ducks

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - Donald Duck Day
On this day in 1934, this popular Walt Disney character made his debut on television in the cartoon short named "The Wise Little Hen."

Ducks have important roles to play out on the farm. With bold, full-color photos and simple, yet engaging text, readers are introduced to these animals. Readers learn all about a duck’s physical features, diet, life cycle, and what life is like on the farm.

Author Hasselius, Michelle M.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading K
 
Brain Awareness Month
My Brain

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Brain Awareness Month
June is Brain Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning more about your brain. You are only limited by your imagination.

Simple text and photographs describe the brain, what it does, and how it works.

Author Lugtu, Carol J
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading H
ATOS 1.9
Lexile 380L
 
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Corn On the Cob Day
The Story of Corn

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Corn On the Cob Day
Love corn-on-the-cob? Prefer it grilled, steamed, or boiled? Learn more about corn on myON today.

Find out how Native Americans introduced European settlers to corn and how it has become an important crop to people and animals around the world as you read The Story of Corn.

Author Lindeen, Mary
Pages 16 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-2
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading L
Lexile 780L
 
Red Rose Day
No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!: The Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - Red Rose Day
June 12 is Red Rose Day. It is an annual celebration of the universal symbol of love and romance - the humble, but beautiful red rose.

OF COURSE you think I was a filthy, nasty beast, terrorizing poor Beauty and her father. You don’t know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you …

Author Loewen, Nancy
Illustrator Bernardini, Cristian
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level PreK-3
Guided reading M
ATOS 2.6
Lexile 430L
 
Weed Your Garden Day
The Goblin in the Grass: And Other Scary Tales

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Weed Your Garden Day
National Weed Your Garden Day is observed on June 13. Will you find anything like Lisa did in your garden today? We hope not!

Having grown up watching her dad tend their lawn, Lisa has always wondered: Where does the poison in weed killer go after the weeds die? When Lisa has a dream one night about a monster that lives below their yard, she doesn't think anything of it, until she goes outside and sees a grass goblin and plants with teeth and horrible, gleaming eyes. Is Lisa doomed forever or will she stop the yard madness? Read this collection of scary stories to find out what happens to Lisa and many others.

Author Dahl, Michael
Illustrator Bonet, Xavier
Pages 72 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 1-3
 
Flag Day
Our American Flag

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Flag Day
Flag Day is observed on June 14th. It's a time we focus on respecting the flag, celebrating its origin, and honoring who created it.

Its stars and stripes ripple and wave. It's the United States flag, and Americans have flown it for more than 200 years. Join seamstress Mary Pickersgill for a trip through time to see how this symbol of freedom came to be.

Author Firestone, Mary
Illustrator Skeens, Matthew
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading O
ATOS 4.4
Lexile 790L
 
Nature Photography Day
Photographs

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Nature Photography Day
June 15 is Nature Photography Day. Go and capture the beauty of nature through your camera today.

This book introduces the reader to photography, examining what photographs are, what they can show, differences in technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

Author Thomas, Isabel
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-2
Interest level K-2
Guided reading K
Lexile 410L
 
National Flip Flop Day
Kid Style: Sweet Shoes for You!

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - National Flip Flop Day
It's only 4 days until Summer. Tired of stuffy shoes? Flip-Flop Day is the answer! Just don't forget to clean those stinky feet.

Step out in your true style! Fun, simple projects help you spiffy up those tennies, flip-flops, and flats to make them your own.

Author Peterson, Megan Cooley
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading J
Lexile 610L
 
Eat Your Vegetables Day
Carrots Grow Underground

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Eat Your Vegetables Day
It's Eat Your Vegetables Day. When I say, "Veggies," you say, "Yum!" Do you eat your veggies or feed them to your dog, under the table?

Simple text and photographs describe how carrots grow underground.

Author Schuh, Mari
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading L
ATOS 2.5
Lexile 560L
 
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Father's Day
Fathers: Revised Edition

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Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Father's Day
Today we honor all dads. It's Father's Day, so take a moment to thank any important guy in your life.

Text and photographs present fathers and how they interact with their families.

Author Schaefer, Lola M.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading F
ATOS 0.6
Lexile 120L
 
National Dairy Month
Dairy on MyPlate

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - National Dairy Month
National Dairy Month started in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. Check out some of our books about farming and dairy products today.

Dairy foods are smooth, creamy, and healthy. Learn about how MyPlate helps kids make great food choices every day, including dairy!

Author Schuh, Mari
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading I
Lexile 570L
 
American Eagle Day
The Bald Eagle

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - American Eagle Day
The best way to celebrate American Eagle Day is to raise awareness of these endangered birds and show your national pride.

This strong and beautiful bird is a symbol for an entire country. It is the bald eagle, and Americans made it their national emblem more than 200 years ago. Join Bill the bird keeper to see how this bird lives and how it became a symbol of the United States.

Author Pearl, Norman
Illustrator Skeens, Matthew
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading N
ATOS 4.2
Lexile 710L
 
National Selfie Day
Cell Phone Safety

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - National Selfie Day
Today is National Selfie Day. Say cheese and take a selfie, but do it safely! Don't forget to tag us @myONReader.

If you get a text from a stranger, do you know what to do? Don’t worry if you don’t. This book is here to help! Learn  tech-savvy ways to keep your cell phone a safe zone without taking away all the fun!

Author Allen, Kathy
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading R
ATOS 4.5
Lexile 760L
 
Cyndi Lauper's Birthday
The Sleepover

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Cyndi Lauper's Birthday
Today is Cyndi Lauper's birthday, best known for her song, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Get out there and have some fun girls!

Busy with school, sports, and dance practices, best friends Ashley Sanchez (Ash) and Ashlee Taylor (Lee) haven’t seen each other in two whole weeks! When they decide to host a sleepover party together to reunite, they each have big and very different ideas of how it should go. Can the two girls make their plans align in time to put on a fabulous slumber party?

Author Jakubowski, Michele
Illustrator Fekete, Hédi
Pages 64 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 1-3
 
Public Service Day
Community Helpers

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - Public Service Day
Public Service Day highlights the work by those in public services. Thank a teacher, police officer, or firefighter for all they do for us.

Community Helpers is perfect for supporting your Shared Reading instruction and introducing beginning concepts of Social Studies. Learn what Doctors, Police Officers and Teachers do in our community. Containing easy to understand text, explanatory artwork and photos, Community Helpers serves as a springboard to your curriculum and language instruction.

Author Syverson, Carolyn
Pages 16 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-1
Interest level PreK-1
 
Swim a Lap Day
Gold Medal Swim

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Swim a Lap Day
Take a lap! Around the pool that is. On Swim a Lap Day, grab your goggles and jump in your local swimming pool or dive into a book on myON!

Sam is the best swimmer on his school swim team. When Julien, a new exchange student at school, joins the team near the end of the season, Sam offers to help him practice. But when Sam and Julien have to race against each other in the final meet, only one swimmer can win the gold.

Author Maddox, Jake
Illustrator Garcia, Eduardo
Pages 72 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading M
ATOS 3.6
Lexile 550L
 
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Color TV Day
The Television

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Color TV Day
TV was first introduced with black and white images. In 1951, colored television changed the future of broadcast entertainment forever.

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

Author Spilsbury, Louise
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-5
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading S
ATOS 6.8
Lexile 1030L
 
Forgiveness Day
Reality Check

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - Forgiveness Day
Today, Forgiveness Day, we remember to not hold a grudge. Read, Reality Check to see if Ricky Holder's teammates will forgive his actions.

When he's playing hockey, Ricky Holder hits hard and never holds back. During a scrimmage, Ricky plays rough and injures his own team's top scorer. Ricky's father is proud of him, but his teammates ditch him because of his dangerous checks. Ricky tries to ease up a little, but his teammates won't forgive him, and his father is mad that he's not giving 110 percent. Can he fix things before the state's toughest team comes to town?

Author Yomtov, Nel
Illustrator Sandoval, Gerardo
Pages 56 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 3-8
Guided reading K
ATOS 2.6
Lexile 360L
 
Hellen Keller Day
Helen Keller

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Hellen Keller Day
Hellen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. Today, we celebrate the life and achievements of this American activist, author, and suffragist.

Explore the life and achievements of Helen Keller, an activist for the blind.

Author Edison, Erin
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading N
ATOS 2.7
Lexile 570L
 
1846 The saxophone is patented
Could a Walrus Play the Saxophone?: And other questions about Animals

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1846 The saxophone is patented
Today in 1846 the Belgian musician Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

Could a walrus play the saxophone? Could an earwig crawl into your ear? Can cows forecast the weather? This book takes a fun look at animals by asking and answering a series of quirky yet thought-provoking questions such as these! Although primarily a recreational read, the book nevertheless contains a wealth of fascinating information and bizarre facts about animals that readers will be sure to find captivating.

Author Mason, Paul
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading O
ATOS 3.1
Lexile 680L
 
Camera Day
Taking the Shot: Photography Volume 2

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Camera Day
June 29th is Camera Day, a day to celebrate the gadget that lets you record all your memories.

You don’t have to have the best tools to take an awesome photo. But you do have to know how to use what you’ve got to get the most out of them. Flip inside for tips on shooting with all kinds of cameras, playing with settings, and experimenting with tripods and other extra equipment.

Author Skog, Jason
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 5-7
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading Y
ATOS 6.5
Lexile 1040L
 
Meteor Watch Day
Space Leftovers: A Book About Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids

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Friday, June 30, 2017 - Meteor Watch Day
We sure hope that the weather in your area calls for clear skies. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a time to look to the skies for meteor showers.

Describes comets, asteroids, and meteoroids, and how they impact Earth. Includes activity.

Author Meachen Rau, Dana
Illustrator Shea, Denise
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-4
Interest level K-4
Guided reading O
ATOS 4
Lexile 640L