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September 2017

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Yoga Awareness Month
Smart Girl: Yoga for Brain Power

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - Yoga Awareness Month
September is National Yoga Month. Learn the best yoga poses for building your mental muscle and staying healthy. Namaste!

Smart Girl: Yoga for Brain Power

Hey smart girl! Are you looking to boost that G.P.A. even more? Believe it or not, yoga can help you do that. Learn all the best yoga poses for building your mental muscle and staying healthy at the same time.

Author Rissman, Rebecca
Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 4-5
Interest level 4-8
Lexile 830L
 
Christa McAuliffe's Birthday
The Challenger Explosion

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Saturday, September 2, 2017 - Christa McAuliffe's Birthday
This graphic-novel tells the story of 7 astronauts who lost their lives in the Challenger Explosion, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.

The Challenger Explosion

Tells the story of Christa McAuliffe and the six other NASA astronauts who lost their lives in the Challenger space shuttle disaster on January 28, 1986. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author Adamson, Heather
Illustrator Bascle, Brian
Pages 32 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading S
ATOS 4.1
Lexile 610L
 
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Skyscraper Day
The World's Most Amazing Skyscrapers

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Sunday, September 3, 2017 - Skyscraper Day
Read these amazing facts about the world's tallest buildings!

The World's Most Amazing Skyscrapers

When was the Empire State Building built? Which skyscraper is made up of two buildings connected by a sky bridge? What is the tallest skyscraper in the world? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing skyscrapers!

Author Hurley, Michael
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-5
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading S
ATOS 5.9
Lexile 910L
 
Labor Day
The Most Disgusting Jobs on the Planet

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Monday, September 4, 2017 - Labor Day
What do you want to be when you grow up? Celebrate Labor Day by reading about some of the most disgusting jobs on the planet!

The Most Disgusting Jobs on the Planet

What do you want to be when you grow up? Can you imagine collecting whale snot for a living? How about cleaning human skulls, cleaning porta potties, or smelling people’s armpits? Believe it or not, some people do these jobs! This book will introduce you to some of the most revolting jobs in the world. You might be thrilled the next time you need to do house chores!

Author Perritano, John
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading U
ATOS 4.7
Lexile 740L
 
International Day of Charity
Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - International Day of Charity
Celebrate International Day of Charity by learning about the woman who started one of the world's largest charities, the Red Cross.

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

A biography telling the life story of Clara Barton, who served as a Civil War nurse, and started the American Red Cross. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author Lassieur, Allison
Illustrator Bascle, Brian
Pages 32 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading S
ATOS 4.1
Lexile 660L
 
National Read a Book Day
This Book Might Bite: A Collection of Wacky Animal Trivia

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - National Read a Book Day
It is National Read A Book Day - You can celebrate by reading a book that answers your most disgusting animal questions.

This Book Might Bite: A Collection of Wacky Animal Trivia

Do you know which shark eats license plates, tires, and fast food wrappers? Can you guess which baby animals eat their mothers’ poop? Do you want to find out which insect lays its eggs on dead animals? Get the answer to these disgusting questions and many more!

Author Peterson, Megan Cooley
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading N
ATOS 4.6
Lexile 820L
 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
I Know Someone with Cancer

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Children all over the world are fighting to beat cancer. Take part in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by reading to learn more.

I Know Someone with Cancer

This book introduces readers to what cancer is, how it affects people, and what they can do to be a good friend to someone living with cancer.

Author Barraclough, Sue
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading O
ATOS 4.7
Lexile 810L
 
International Literacy Day
Be the Best at Reading

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - International Literacy Day
Celebrate International Literacy Day and learn to outsmart your classmates with the tips in this exciting, top secret book!

Be the Best at Reading

Learn to outsmart your classmates with the tips in this exciting, top secret book! The secret tips included in this simple, easy-to-read text will have you reading different genres, navigating text structures and more in no time!

Author Rissman, Rebecca
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading N
Lexile 700L
 
National Teddy Bear Day
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 - National Teddy Bear Day
Want to know Goldilocks' side of the story? Then you are going to want to read this book to celebrate Teddy Bear Day!

Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear

OF COURSE you think Goldilocks was a brat who broke in and trashed our house. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

Author Loewen, Nancy
Illustrator Avakyan, Tatevik
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level PreK-3
Guided reading N
ATOS 2.3
Lexile 410L
 
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National Pet Memorial Day
Taking Care of a Pet

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 - National Pet Memorial Day
On this day, honor your pet, both past and present and share with others what your pet means to you.

Taking Care of a Pet

What does it take to be a caring, responsible pet owner? Find out as you read Taking Care of Pets.

Author Moore, Elizabeth
Pages 8 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-1
Interest level PreK-1
Guided reading C
Lexile 280L
 
PATRIOT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope

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Monday, September 11, 2017 - PATRIOT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
We observe this day as a day of remembrance in memory of those lives lost in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, sent shockwaves around the globe that are still felt today. Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks and thousands more were injured.  On the afternoon of the attacks, three firefighters paused in their rescue work to raise an American flag at Ground Zero in New York City. In the midst of horror and despair, the iconic photo of the men would remind Americans that they were far from beaten. It represented the country’s strength, courage, decency, and its hope for the future.

Author Nardo, Don
Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 5-7
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading Z
 
US Supreme Court orders Little Rock High School to Integrate
Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - US Supreme Court orders Little Rock High School to Integrate
Learn about the Little Rock Nine, a courageous group of students, who became the center of the fight to end school segregation.

Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration

Nine African American students made history when they defied a governor and integrated an Arkansas high school in 1957. It was the photo of one of the nine trying to enter the school. A young girl being taunted, harassed and threatened by an angry mob grabbed the worlds attention and kept its disapproving gaze on Little Rock, Arkansas. In defiance of a federal court order, Governor Orval Faubus called in the National Guard to prevent the students from entering all white Central High School. The plan had been for the students to meet and go to school as a group on September 4, 1957. But one student, Elizabeth Eckford, didn't hear of the plan and tried to enter the school alone. A chilling photo by newspaper photographer Will Counts captured the sneering expression of a girl in the mob and made history. Years later Counts snapped another photo, this one of the same two girls, now grownup, reconciling in front of Central High School.

Author Tougas, Shelley
Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 5-7
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading Z
ATOS 7
Lexile 1010L
 
Roald Dahl's Birthday
Roald Dahl

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Roald Dahl's Birthday
Roald Dahl is the author of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and other popular children's books. Today is his birthday.

Roald Dahl

Introduce students to Roald Dahl, the author of children’s favorites like Matilda. This biography uses simple text structures and clear images to help readers learn about this amazing writer.

Author Guillain, Charlotte
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level 1-2
Guided reading L
ATOS 3
Lexile 680L
 
Honey Month
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Honey Month
September is National Honey month. Discover how important honey bees are by reading a book about the grassland ecosystem.

What If There Were No Bees?: A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem

Grassland ecosystems can be found on nearly every continent. Countless animals and plants live in them. So what difference could the loss of one animal species make? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important honey bees are.

Author Slade, Suzanne
Illustrator Schwartz, Carol
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 2-4
Interest level 2-4
Guided reading N
ATOS 4.5
Lexile 890L
 
Make a Hat Day
Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - Make a Hat Day
Today is Make A Hat Day. Learn about the different types of hats workers wear. Then make one for yourself!

Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny

Describes some of the different kinds of hats that people wear.

Author Katz Cooper, Sharon
Illustrator Muehlenhardt, Amy Bailey
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level PreK-2
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading J
ATOS 3.4
Lexile 700L
 
Mexican Independence Day
Mexico: A Benjamin Blog and His Inquisitive Dog Guide

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Mexican Independence Day
Today is Mexican Independence Day. Read this book and learn fun facts about this country in North America.

Mexico: A Benjamin Blog and His Inquisitive Dog Guide

Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: Mexico! The book includes chapters on Mexican history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as Guadalajara and the ancient city of Chichen Itza.

Author Ganeri, Anita
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading O
ATOS 4.8
Lexile 800L
 
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International Country Music Day
Taylor Swift

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 - International Country Music Day
Celebrate International Country Music Day by reading about Taylor Swift, who started her successful music career as a country star.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift went from singing karaoke in a roadhouse to being a best-selling country star. Her love for her fans and her family keeps her grounded in a world of Hollywood A-listers. Learn how this young singer has become a powerhouse in the music industry.

Author Schwartz, Heather E.
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading Q
ATOS 5.3
Lexile 840L
 
Air Force Birthday
The United States Air Force

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - Air Force Birthday
The Air Force was established on this day in 1847. Learn about the history, function, and future of the United States Air Force.

The United States Air Force

Provides an introduction to the history, function, aircraft, and future of the United States Air Force.

Author Green, Michael
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading O
ATOS 4.4
Lexile 700L
 
Talk Like a Pirate Day
The Crude, Unpleasant Age of Pirates: The Disgusting Details about the Life of Pirates

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day. Learn disgustin' facts about pirates and talk like one too. Aarrr!

The Crude, Unpleasant Age of Pirates: The Disgusting Details about the Life of Pirates

From cramped quarters and salty, rotten food to bloody battles and deadly storms at sea, life aboard a pirate ship was downright unpleasant. Get ready to explore the nasty side of pirate life.

Author Forest, Christopher
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading V
ATOS 4.6
Lexile 760L
 
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
The Saucy Scoop on Pizza

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - National Pepperoni Pizza Day
Did you know more than 3 billion pizzas are sold in the US each year? Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day by reading about pizza!

The Saucy Scoop on Pizza

Grab a slice! Around the world, people eat millions of pizzas a day. Read more to get the scoop about this saucy dish. Check out the recipe at the end of the book too!

Author Ipcizade, Catherine
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading K
ATOS 2
Lexile 440L
 
International Day of Peace
Good Relationships

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - International Day of Peace
On this day, we celebrate acts of kindness and thinking about ways to solve problems peacefully. Explore why good relationships are important.

Good Relationships

What is a relationship? Why should people respect each other? What makes a good friendship? Read ‘Good Relationships’ to learn how important it is to get along with the people around us. Explore what can happen when people do not try to listen to or understand each other.

Author Parker, Vic
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading H
Lexile 740L
 
Elephant Appreciation Day
Elephants Are Awesome!

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - Elephant Appreciation Day
It's Elephant Appreciation Day. Read to learn more about these fascinating animals who are also the largest land mammals in the world.

Elephants Are Awesome!

Africa's wild animals are awesome! Bold, vibrant photos and engaging text bring readers up close with elephants. Includes information on habitat, behavior, life cycle, and threats to these amazing creatures.

Author Rustad, Martha E. H.
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading M
ATOS 3
Lexile 540L
 
Native American Day
American Indian Stories and Legends

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Native American Day
Today we honor Native American cultures and contributions. Read stories and legends of Native Americans.

American Indian Stories and Legends

American Indians have always told stories filled with characters, creatures, and legends that have fascinated people around the world. This book mixes dramatic retellings and nonfiction information to give a full picture of American Indian stories, exploring the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make American Indian stories and legends so compelling.

Author Chambers, Catherine
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 5-8
Interest level 5-8
Guided reading W
ATOS 5.6
Lexile 920L
 
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National Punctuation Day
whatever says mark: Knowing and Using Punctuation

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - National Punctuation Day
Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, National Punctuation Day promotes the correct usage of punctuation. Read all about it today on myON.

whatever says mark: Knowing and Using Punctuation

Mark doesn't say much. And he never uses punctuation. He just doesn't see the need. Will he ever ask a question? Shout? Or pause? His new teacher, Mrs. Weatherspoon, knows!

Author Collins, Terry
Illustrator Cox, Russ
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 2-4
Interest level 2-4
Guided reading P
ATOS 2.5
Lexile 380L
 
National Comic Book Day
The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - National Comic Book Day
Celebrate National Comic Book Day by learning the history and fun facts about comic books. Then re-read your favorite myON graphic novel.

The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books

Colossal strength, mind-blowing powers, and twisted villains make for amazing block-buster movies. But comic books existed long before they exploded across the big screen. Trace the history of the ever-evolving world of comics, from its meager beginnings to its prized position in pop culture today.

Author Nobleman, Marc Tyler
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading W
ATOS 5.8
Lexile 840L
 
Johnny Appleseed Day
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed: The Graphic Novel

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Johnny Appleseed Day
John Chapman, the real-life Johnny Appleseed, was born on this day. Read about his big heart and bigger dreams.

The Legend of Johnny Appleseed: The Graphic Novel

Little Johnny Appleseed had a big heart, and even bigger dreams. The young boy hoped to one day spread his love of apples by planting apple seeds across the entire country. That way, the apples can feed the hungry, and everyone can enjoy the beautiful trees. So, one day, Johnny sets out to do just that! His adventures bring him face to face with an injured wolf, a giant catfish, the Bigfoot, and much more in this tall tale of a true American legend.

Author Powell, Martin
Illustrator Lamoreaux, M.A.
Pages 40 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Fiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading L
ATOS 3
Lexile 490L
 
National Crush a Can Day
Recycling, Step by Step

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - National Crush a Can Day
This day was created to help educate people about the benefits of recycling. Read to learn why it's so important for our earth to recycle.

Recycling, Step by Step

Have you ever wondered where all that stuff in the recycling bin goes? See that plastic bottle, glass jar, and carboard box? You're about to see how each item is recycled, step by step.

Author Lundquist, Jean M.
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading L
ATOS 4.1
Lexile 720L
 
National Good Neighbor Day
People in My Neighborhood

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - National Good Neighbor Day
Learn about the people in a neighborhood for National Good Neighbor Day. Do you know who your neighbors are?

People in My Neighborhood

A neighborhood has teachers and doctors. There are police officers too. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Author Lyons, Shelly
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading I
ATOS 1.7
Lexile 420L
 
World Heart Day
My Heart

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Friday, September 29, 2017 - World Heart Day
Celebrate World Heart Day by reading about this important part of your body and how to keep it healthy!

My Heart

Simple text and photographs describe the heart and explains 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 I
ATOS 1.8
Lexile 310L
 
Piano Month
Sounds Like Fun

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Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Piano Month
Tickle your keys for Piano Month! Celebrate this special instrument by reading a story about a little girl practicing for her piano recital.

Sounds Like Fun

While her friends are outside playing, Ashley must stay in and practice for her piano recital.

Author Meachen Rau, Dana
Illustrator Elizalde, Marcelo
Pages 32 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level PreK-3
Interest level PreK-3
Guided reading I
ATOS 1.4
Lexile 260L