Book of the Day

September 2018

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Yoga Awareness Month
Strong Girl: Yoga for Building Strength

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Yoga Awareness Month
September is National Yoga Month. Learn the best yoga poses for building your staying strong and healthy. Namaste!

Strong Girl: Yoga for Building Strength

Are you looking to carve some serious muscle? Yoga can get you there. A combination of poses plus your own goals and determination will help you become stronger and healthier in no time.

Author |Rissman, Rebecca
Lexile |820L
Pages |64
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |4-5
Interest level |4-8
Lexile |820L
 
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Christa McAuliffe's Birthday
Fatal Faults: The Story of the Challenger Explosion

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Sunday, September 2, 2018 - Christa McAuliffe's Birthday
Learn the story of 7 astronauts who lost their lives in the Challenger Explosion, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.

Fatal Faults: The Story of the Challenger Explosion

Some said it was too dangerous to fly. Others insisted the shuttle must take off. Lies, pressure, and faulty parts all played a terrible part in the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Through powerful narrative storytelling, follow the tales of people who experienced the tragedy firsthand. Meets Common Core standards for narrative nonfiction and exploring multiple accounts of an event.

Author |Braun, Eric
Lexile |880L
Pages |112
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |Y
Lexile |880L
 
Labor Day
Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution: Changing Roles, Changing Lives

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Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
Labor Day is dedicated to the achievements of American workers for the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the U.S.

Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution: Changing Roles, Changing Lives

From the mid-18th century, new machines powered by steam and coal began to produce goods on a massive scale. This was known as the Industrial Revolution. Workers were poorly paid and their working conditions were harsh. Life was even harder for working women, who received lower wages and fewer rights than men. Some women, however, would not stand for the poor treatment of themselves or others. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Known as the “Angel of the Prisons,” Elizabeth Fry brought about changes for female and child inmates. Florence Nightingale did the unthinkable for a woman of the time and, instead of getting married, became a nurse and reformed the nursing system. Sarah G. Bagley was a pioneering labor activist who fought against harsh factory conditions. “Mother” Jones earned the title of “most dangerous woman in America” by traveling around the country urging coal miners and mill workers to stand up for their rights. Many of the rights women have today are thanks to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.

Author |Hubbard, Ben
Lexile |1,040L
Pages |112
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |6-11
Interest level |6-11
Guided reading |W
Lexile |1,040L
 
Halley's Comet First Observed
The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Halley's Comet First Observed
On this date in 1682, astronomer Edmond Halley first observed the comet that would later bear his name. He correctly predicted the comet would return in 1758.

The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets

On a dark night as you watch the sky with your friends, a rock with a fiery tail shoots across the sky. A comet! Asteroids and comets hurtle through space, sometimes a little too close to Earth. But did you know that they are linked to life on this planet? From the asteroid Ceres to Halley’s comet, blast into space and enter the lonely existence of asteroids and comets.

Author |Weakland, Mark
Illustrator |Aón, Carlos
Lexile |890L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |P
Lexile |890L
 
International Day of Charity
Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 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
Lexile |660L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |S
Lexile |660L
 
National Read a Book Day
Reading Is Everywhere

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - National Read a Book Day
It is National Read A Book Day - You can celebrate by reading a book that shows that reading is everywhere!

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
 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
What You Need to Know about Cancer

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 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.

What You Need to Know about Cancer

Cancer can be a scary word. But the more you know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cancer, the better equipped you are to understand this disease. Clear, concise information breaks down the disease, the experience of having it, or relating to someone who has cancer. Be inspired by true stories from youths who have experienced cancer in their own lives and how they fought this disease.

Author |Forest, Christopher
Lexile |760L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-6
Lexile |760L
 
International Literacy Day
Be the Best at Reading

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 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
Lexile |700L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-3
Interest level |3-5
Guided reading |N
Lexile |700L
 
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National Teddy Bear Day
Bear Says "Thank You"

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 - National Teddy Bear Day
Today we celebrate the beloved toy and companion, the teddy bear. I this book, Bear learns the importance of saying "Thank You."

Bear Says "Thank You"

Bear uses his manners while working on a craft project for his mom.

Author |Dahl, Michael
Illustrator |Vidal, Oriol
Lexile |120L
Pages |20
Genre |1
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |PreK-PreK
Lexile |120L
 
Piano Month
Sounds Like Fun

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Monday, September 10, 2018 - 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
Lexile |260L
Pages |32
Genre |1
Reading level |PreK-3
Interest level |PreK-3
Guided reading |I
Lexile |260L
 
National Day of Service and Remembrance
Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 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.

Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11

September 11, 2001 was a black day in U.S. history. Amid the chaos, sea captains and crews raced by boat to the tragic Manhattan scene. Nearly 500,000 people on Manhattan Island were rescued that day in what would later be called the largest sea evacuation in history. In this rarely told story of heroism, we come to understand that in our darkest hours, people shine brightly as a beacon of hope.

Author |Gassman, Julie
Illustrator |Moors, Steve
Lexile |850L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-5
Interest level |1-5
Guided reading |U
Lexile |850L
 
Jesse Owens Birthday
Olympic Gold 1936: How the Image of Jesse Owens Crushed Hitler's Evil Myth

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Jesse Owens Birthday
Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. His amazing achievement has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history. Today is his birthday.

Olympic Gold 1936: How the Image of Jesse Owens Crushed Hitler's Evil Myth

Jesse Owens’ gold-medal winning feats at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin struck a mighty propaganda blow against Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader had planned to use the German games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority. Instead, there was American black athlete Owens on the podium being photographed by Hitler’s personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann. In addition, Owens would figure prominently in the groundbreaking film Olympia by Hitler’s favorite director Leni Riefenstahl. Photo and film captured Owens’ stunning success and revealed how wrong Hitler was in his beliefs.

Author |Burgan, Michael
Lexile |1,080L
Pages |64
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |5-7
Interest level |5-9
Lexile |1,080L
 
Roald Dahl's Birthday
Roald Dahl

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 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
Lexile |680L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |1-2
Guided reading |L
Lexile |680L
 
Honey Month
Honeybees

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - Honey Month
September is National Honey month. Discover how important honey bees are, not just for making honey!

Honeybees

Honeybees buzz from flower to flower. Everything they do helps the hive. 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 |330L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Lexile |330L
 
Make a Hat Day
Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 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
Lexile |700L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |PreK-2
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |J
Lexile |700L
 
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Mexican Independence Day
Mexico ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Mexico

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Mexican Independence Day
Today is Mexican Independence Day. Read this book and learn fun facts about this country in North America.

Mexico ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Mexico

An alphabetical exploration of the people, geography, animals, plants, history, and culture of Mexico.

Author |Heiman, Sarah
Illustrator |Ouren, Todd
Lexile |850L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-5
Interest level |K-5
Guided reading |O
Lexile |850L
 
International Country Music Day
Behind-the-Scenes Music Careers

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - International Country Music Day
Celebrate International Country Music Day by learning what it takes to have a career in the music industry.

Behind-the-Scenes Music Careers

Fascinating facts, fun pictures, and first-person accounts highlight informative text about some of the most interesting jobs that take place behind the scenes in the music industry. Readers will get a glimpse at what it takes to make it as a songwriter, producer, manager, and more and find out what goes on behind the glamour.

Author |Boone, Mary
Lexile |1,120L
Pages |64
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |4-5
Interest level |4-8
Lexile |1,120L
 
Air Force Birthday
Amazing U.S. Air Force Facts

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - Air Force Birthday
The Air Force was established on this day in 1947. Learn about the history, function, and future of the United States Air Force.

Amazing U.S. Air Force Facts

The U.S. Air Force is a powerful military force. But there is more to this high-flying military branch than you might imagine. These surprising facts about the U.S. Air Force will amaze you.

Author |Marx, Mandy R.
Lexile |570L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Guided reading |R
Lexile |570L
 
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Pirates: Truth and Rumors

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day. Learn excitin' facts about pirates and talk like one too. Aarrr!

Pirates: Truth and Rumors

Stories about swashbuckling pirates are fun and exciting. But are the tales about these seafaring adventurers real? Dive in to learn the secrets behind the pirate myths.

Author |Price, Sean Stewart
Illustrator |Doty, Eldon
Lexile |810L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |T
Lexile |810L
 
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
The Saucy Scoop on Pizza

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 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
Lexile |440L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PreK-2
Guided reading |K
Lexile |440L
 
Orson Wells Broadcasts "War of the Worlds"
The War of the Worlds

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - Orson Wells Broadcasts "War of the Worlds"
On this day in 1938, Orson Welles caused a nationwide panic when he broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

The War of the Worlds

In the late 19th century, a cylinder crashes down near London. When George investigates, a Martian activates an evil machine and begins destroying everything in its path! George must find a way to survive a War of the Worlds.

Author |Wells, H.G.
Illustrator |Ruiz, Alfonso
Lexile |420L
Pages |72
Genre |1
Reading level |2-3
Interest level |5-9
Guided reading |L
Lexile |420L
 
 
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Lewis and Clark Return to St. Louis
The Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Lewis and Clark Return to St. Louis
On this day in 1806, explorers Lewis and Clark returned from their expedition with information about the previously unexplored northwest. Learn more about their historic trip.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Explains the dramatic story of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the unmapped American west. Written in graphic-novel format.

Author |Gunderson, Jessica
Illustrator |Barnett III, Charles
Lexile |480L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9
Guided reading |T
Lexile |480L
 
National Punctuation Day
Whatever Says Mark: Knowing and Using Punctuation

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 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
Lexile |380L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |2-4
Interest level |2-4
Guided reading |P
Lexile |380L
 
Shel Silverstein's Birthday
Shel Silverstein

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Shel Silverstein's Birthday
Shel Silverstein is a children's author who is best known for his amusing poetry. Today is his birthday.

Shel Silverstein

Did you know Shel Silverstein drew cartoons in a military newspaper while serving in the army? Discover how an aspiring writer and cartoonist went on to become a bestselling children's author.

Author |Kolpin, Molly
Illustrator |Byers, Michael
Lexile |650L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |1-2
Interest level |1-3
Guided reading |M
Lexile |650L
 
Serena Williams' Birthday
Serena Williams

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Serena Williams' Birthday
Serena Williams is one of the top tennis player's of all time. She has won more Grand Slams than any other player in history. Today is her birthday.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a standout professional tennis player. Learn about her childhood and her rise to becoming a tennis superstar.

Author |Porter, Esther
Lexile |560L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-1
Interest level |PK-2
Lexile |560L
 
National Crush a Can Day
How Effective Is Recycling?

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 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.

How Effective Is Recycling?

How do we end up eating plastic bags? What is ‘e-waste’? How do we recycle plastics? This book discusses recycling in a world that has an increasing amount of waste, looking at how effective we are globally at recycling and highlighting issues such as the dangers of recycling toxic or hazardous waste, the potential of ‘blackwater’ treatment and the use of new building materials that are sustainable, such as guadua bamboo.

Author |Chambers, Catherine
Lexile |1,050L
Pages |48
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |4-6
Interest level |4-6
Guided reading |Y
Lexile |1,050L
 
Native American Day
American Indian Stories and Legends

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - 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
Lexile |920L
Pages |48
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |5-8
Interest level |5-8
Guided reading |W
Lexile |920L
 
World Heart Day
Thump-Thump: Learning About Your Heart

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - World Heart Day
Celebrate World Heart Day by reading about this important part of your body and how to keep it healthy!

Thump-Thump: Learning About Your Heart

An introduction to the parts of the heart and circulatory system and how they function.

Author |Hill Nettleton, Pamela
Illustrator |Shipe, Becky
Lexile |650L
Pages |24
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |K-3
Interest level |K-3
Guided reading |M
Lexile |650L
 
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Robinson Crusoe is Shipwrecked
Robinson Crusoe

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Robinson Crusoe is Shipwrecked
On this day in 1659, Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and washed ashore on the Isle of Despair. Learn how this fictional hero survived for 29 years.

Robinson Crusoe

Young Robinson Crusoe has grown bored with life so he runs away from home to travel the world. One night, a terrible storm strikes his ship. Robinson awakens to find the ship destroyed and the entire crew dead. All alone on a deserted island, Robinson prepares for a life of solitude only to come face to face with pirates, hungry cannibals, and a new friend. 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.

Author |Defoe, Daniel
Illustrator |Cabrera, Eva
Lexile |450L
Pages |72
Genre |1
Reading level |2-3
Interest level |5-9
Guided reading |U
Lexile |450L