Book of the Day

December 2017

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Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks

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Friday, December 1, 2017 - Rosa Parks
Known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," Rosa Parks sparked a fight for equal rights. Today is the anniversary of her arrest.

Rosa Parks

 
National Handwashing Awareness Week
Germs!

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 - National Handwashing Awareness Week
It's National Handwashing Awareness Week. Enjoy this funny story called "Germs" in the Dirty Bertie series! And please, wash your hands!

Germs!

 
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International Disability Day
My friend has Autism

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 - International Disability Day
Celebrate International Disability Day by learning more. Read one or more of the books in the "Friends with Disabilities" series.

My friend has Autism

 
World Wildlife Conservation Day
Who Grows Up in the Forest? A Book about Forest Animals

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Monday, December 4, 2017 - World Wildlife Conservation Day
It's World Wildlife Conservation Day. Read about animals in the rainforest and learn how you can protect them!

Who Grows Up in the Forest? A Book about Forest Animals

 
International Ninja Day
Ninja-rella: A Graphic Novel

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - International Ninja Day
Celebrate International Ninja Day by reading this graphic novel story of Cinderella told ninja style!

Ninja-rella: A Graphic Novel

 
Christmas Tree Week
Christmas in Sweden

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Christmas Tree Week
Celebrate Christmas Tree Week by reading about Christmas in Sweden; one of the books in the well loved "Christmas Around the World" series.

Christmas in Sweden

 
Pearl Harbor Day
Day of Infamy: The Story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Pearl Harbor Day
On this day in 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked. In this narrative nonfiction text, read to learn more about what happened this day in US history.

Day of Infamy: The Story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

 
National Brownie Day
Chocolate Chill-out Cake: and Other Yummy Desserts

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Friday, December 8, 2017 - National Brownie Day
Celebrate National Brownie Day by making your favorite chocolate dessert!

Chocolate Chill-out Cake: and Other Yummy Desserts

 
Homemade Gift Day
Cool Crafts with Cardboard and Wrapping Paper

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Homemade Gift Day
Today is Homemade Gift Day. Get into the gift giving season by learning how to make cool gifts from recycled cardboard and paper.

Cool Crafts with Cardboard and Wrapping Paper

 
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Human Rights Day
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Human Rights Day
On Human Rights Day, explore the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman, a former slave and human rights leader.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

 
National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day
Taking Care of My Teeth

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day
It's National 12 Hours Fresh Breath Day! Discover ways on how to take care of your teeth!

Taking Care of My Teeth

 
Polar Bears
Endangered and Threatened Animals: Polar Bears

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Polar Bears
December is a great month to read about Polar Bears. Learn how these powerful and fierce animals are in danger!

Endangered and Threatened Animals: Polar Bears

 
National Day of the Horse
Favorite Horses: Breeds Girls Love

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - National Day of the Horse
Horses are beautiful and mysterious creatures. Choose this perfect day to learn more about these amazing animals.

Favorite Horses: Breeds Girls Love

 
National Monkey Day
Howler Monkeys

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - National Monkey Day
Howler monkeys spend most of their lives in the trees. Learn about these noisy monkeys and their habitats.

Howler Monkeys

 
Bill of Rights Day
The Bill of Rights

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - Bill of Rights Day
On this day in 1773, an important political protest took place in Boston. Why was tea was dumped n Boston Harbor and what were the consequences.

The Bill of Rights

 
Today is a great day to read a book!
Snow White: The Graphic Novel

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - Today is a great day to read a book!
Try this new twist on an old favorite! Snow White in graphic novel form. Maybe eat an apple while you're reading it?

Snow White: The Graphic Novel

 
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Maple Syrup Day
Making Maple Syrup

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 - Maple Syrup Day
What a yummy day! Learn about that wonderful treat that we like to drown our pancakes and anything else in!

Making Maple Syrup

 
Bake Cookies Day
Smart Cookie: Designing Creative Cookies

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Monday, December 18, 2017 - Bake Cookies Day
Bake Cookies Day is a great excuse to bake some delicious cookies to help you get through the cold, winter days! 

Smart Cookie: Designing Creative Cookies

 
Game Day
The Kids' Guide to Classic Games

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - Game Day
What kind of games do you enjoy? Whatever game is your favorite, this is the day to play it and have some fun.

The Kids' Guide to Classic Games

 
Food Service Safety Month
Food Technology

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - Food Service Safety Month
It's Food Service Safety Month. Read to learn about food production, food safety and how they affect our lives.

Food Technology

 
Don't Make Your Bed Day
The Messy One

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 - Don't Make Your Bed Day
Don’t Make Your Bed Day should be a day of relaxation and freedom from the arbitrary “rules”. So today it's ok for your room to be messy.

The Messy One

 
Human Rights Month
Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest

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Friday, December 22, 2017 - Human Rights Month
December is Human Rights Month. Read about two American Athletes who made history at the 1968 Olympic Games by protesting racial injustice.

Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest

 
First Kidney Transplant
Understanding Our Organs

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Saturday, December 23, 2017 - First Kidney Transplant
On this day in 1954, the first human kidney transplant took place in Boston, Massachusetts. Let's read about our organs!

Understanding Our Organs

 
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Stephenie Meyer's Birthday
Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Series

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Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Stephenie Meyer's Birthday
Stephenie Meyer's is the author of the popular "Twilight" series. Today is her birthday

Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Series

 
Christmas
All About Christmas

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Monday, December 25, 2017 - Christmas
Today is the annual Christian festival celebration of Christmas. Celebrate by reading about this special winter holiday.

All About Christmas

 
Thank You Note Day
Sincerely, Katie: Writing a Letter with Katie Woo

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - Thank You Note Day
Thank You Note Day is a silly, yet wonderful little holiday that makes time with our families a whole lot more cheerful and fun.

Sincerely, Katie: Writing a Letter with Katie Woo

 
Make a Cut-Out Snowflake Day
Copos de nieve/Snowflakes

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Make a Cut-Out Snowflake Day
Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day encourages you to pick up this art again, and create your own unique and special snowflake.

Copos de nieve/Snowflakes

 
Card Playing Day
The World's Tallest House of Cards and Other Number Records

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 - Card Playing Day
The holiday season has come and gone, and the end of the year is in sight. You know what you need to do now? Play a family game of cards.

The World's Tallest House of Cards and Other Number Records

 
Tick Tock Day
Time

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Friday, December 29, 2017 - Tick Tock Day
Tick Tock Day reminds you that the year is almost at an end, and there are things still left to be done. Get out there and beat the Tick Tock!

Time

 
Bacon Day
Bacon Artist: Savory Bacon Recipes

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Bacon Day
Whether you eat bacon or veggie bacon this is a day to thoroughly enjoy it at every meal. So, go ahead, and have a bacon party!!

Bacon Artist: Savory Bacon Recipes

 
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Make Up Your Mind Day
Make Good Choices: Your Guide to Making Healthy Decisions

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Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Make Up Your Mind Day
Make Up Your Mind Day is today. Eventually, the decisions you put on hold need to be decided upon. Well, today is the day. Make your resolutions.

Make Good Choices: Your Guide to Making Healthy Decisions