Book of the Day

October 2017

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Happy Birthday Presidents
An Illustrated Timeline of U.S. Presidents

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Happy Birthday Presidents
Happy Birthday Mr. President(s). More US Presidents have been born in October than any other month.

An Illustrated Timeline of U.S. Presidents

Take a look at important moments in history with fun and fact filled timelines. Charming art and interesting facts make for fun stops along the way as readers eagerly follow a single timeline throughout the book. A fascinating visual journey!

Author Englar, Mary
Illustrator Epstein, Len
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 2-4
Guided reading S
Lexile 710L
 
World Day of Bullying Prevention
Sleepover Girls: Delaney vs. the Bully

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Monday, October 2, 2017 - World Day of Bullying Prevention
Stomp Out Bullying! Make friends! Be kind! No more Bullying!!

Sleepover Girls: Delaney vs. the Bully

Delaney's killing it with her work on Student Council. If she keeps this up, she will definitely snag an officer position by the time seventh grade rolls around! Never one to back away from a cause, Delaney's on the case when she finds out her science lab partner is being cyber-bullied. The Sleepover Girls are happy to help work on the campaign and put a stop to the problem, but what happens when they find out one of their good friends is also a bully?

Author Jones, Jen
Illustrator Franco, Paula
Pages 128 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 3-5
Interest level 3-5
Guided reading Y
ATOS 5.2
Lexile 790L
 
National Pizza Month
The Pizza Palace

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - National Pizza Month
Know what's for dinner tonight? PIZZA!! It's National Pizza Month…go ahead, order a PIZZA, add pepperoni or even pineapple! YUM!

The Pizza Palace

Teen superstar Flory Glory is coming to the Pizza Palace, and Lucy can't wait. When Flory arrives with her entourage, nobody seems hungry - until the pizza arrives. Lucy and Flory know just how to solve the problem, and it's more than a fraction of fun!

Author Aboff, Marcie
Illustrator Doerrfeld, Cori
Pages 32 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level K-2
Interest level K-2
Guided reading L
ATOS 3
Lexile 580L
 
Walk to School Day
Stay Fit: Your Guide to Staying Active

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Walk to School Day
No bus or carpool today! Walk or bike to school today to promote "Walk to School Day". Be active, grab a buddy and get moving.

Stay Fit: Your Guide to Staying Active

Keeping active is key to a healthy mind and body. And it's easier than it seems! But there are so many things to do and so little time. How will you be able to fit exercise in? Learn how to build a strong body while still having fun. Then jump into your day with ease. It's a fast paced world, but with a healthy heart, you'll be able to keep up.

Author Hunt, Sara
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading O
ATOS 4.9
Lexile 740L
 
Do Something Nice Day
I Am a Good Citizen

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Do Something Nice Day
Being nice to someone feels great! Hold a door, pick up trash, say hi! Do something nice today, or better yet, do lots of nice things today!

I Am a Good Citizen

The choices you make matter! By being a good citizen, you choose not to be a bully. Read about how you can be a good citizen.

Author Higgins, Melissa
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PK-2
Guided reading H
Lexile 370L
 
World Smile Day
A Happy Day

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - World Smile Day
Walk around and SMILE at everyone you see. Try and count how many people SMILE back! That is sure to make your day a happy one! Have fun!

A Happy Day

Katie Woo has a wonderful life. From morning to night, lots of things make her feel good. Katie loves having a happy day!

Author Manushkin, Fran
Illustrator Lyon, Tammie
Pages 32 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level K-2
Interest level K-2
Guided reading H
ATOS 2.8
Lexile 690L
 
Random Acts of Poetry Day
Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing

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Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Random Acts of Poetry Day
I'm a poet and didn't even know it! Grab a pen and write away, go and celebrate Poetry Day!

Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing

Poetry is more than rhyming words on a page. A poem is crafted by carefully selecting each word and rhythm. But how does a poet get started? Finding inspiration is as easy as looking at a picture.

Author Salas, Laura Purdie
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading V
Lexile 670L
 
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World Octopus Day
The Fancy Octopus

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Sunday, October 8, 2017 - World Octopus Day
What has four pair of arms, is super intelligent and has been around for over 300 million years!? Happy World Octopus Day!

The Fancy Octopus

When her friend Claire begs her to, Margo the octopus agrees to take part in a sea fashion show. But when Margo is nervous, she squirts ink. Will Margo's nerves make her ruin her dress?

Author Meister, Cari
Illustrator Harpster, Steve
Pages 32 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 2-3
Guided reading I
ATOS 2.3
Lexile 410L
 
John Lennon Birthday
England

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Monday, October 9, 2017 - John Lennon Birthday
John Lennon changed the world by creating The Beatles. Do yourself a favor, download one of their songs and read about England, their home!

England

England offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag.

Author Throp, Claire
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-6
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading T
ATOS 6.5
Lexile 970L
 
Cake Decorating Day
Princess Bella's Birthday Cake

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Cake Decorating Day
Not a baker or an artist? No worries! Bake a cake and decorate away! Use this myON book as a tool to help you decorate like a pro!

Princess Bella's Birthday Cake

Princess Bella loves shapes. For her birthday, the cook uses all kinds of shapes to make a very special cake. How many shapes can you find in Princess Bella’s cake?

Author Speed Shaskan, Trisha
Illustrator Eroglu, Aysin D.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level PreK-3
Interest level PreK-3
Guided reading I
ATOS 1.9
Lexile 490L
 
Emergency Nurses Day
Nurses Help

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Emergency Nurses Day
Emergency Room Nurses are amazing! Always there if we are sick or injured. If you know one, thank them today on Emergency Nurses Day!

Nurses Help

Nurses keep us healthy. Learn about a nurse's tools, workplace, and role in the community.

Author Ready, Dee
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading K
Lexile 440L
 
World Sight Day
Some Kids Are Blind

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - World Sight Day
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness on blindness and visual impairment.

Some Kids Are Blind

Text and photographs describe children who are blind, their challenges and adaptations, and their similarities with others.

Author Schaefer, Lola M.
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading F
ATOS 2.1
Lexile 470L
 
Football Season
The History of Football

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - Football Season
Fall means football season! Read all about the history of the sport right here on myON!

The History of Football

Thrilling runs, daring passes, and exciting last-second victories. It’s time for football! The popular sport has come a long way since it was first played at a few U.S. colleges. Take the field and discover football’s long journey from its college roots to the Super Bowl.

Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 5-9
Interest level 5-9
Guided reading W
 
National Dessert Day
Eye Candy: Crafting Cool Candy Creations

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - National Dessert Day
Ever eat dessert for breakfast!? Or lunch? Today is the day to do just that. Celebrate National Dessert Day!

Eye Candy: Crafting Cool Candy Creations

Candy isn’t just for eating anymore. Learn to use all kinds of candies to create delicious decor, magical creatures, and much more. Your friends will want to take a picture of their trendy treat … before they devour it!

Author Rau, Dana Meachen
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading T
Lexile 790L
 
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Guo Jingjing Birthday
The Science Behind Swimming, Diving, and Other Water Sports

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Guo Jingjing Birthday
China's diving queen has a birthday today! Guo holds the record for most diving medals for China. Read all about her sport - diving!

The Science Behind Swimming, Diving, and Other Water Sports

Behind the flips, splashes, and speed of Olympic water sports, science is at work. Gravity and centrifugal force are at work as a diver spins and flips before splashing into the water. Olympic swimmers shave their bodies to reduce drag as they zip through the water. Find out how science is involved in all your favorite water events and how athletes take science into account in their quest for the gold medal.

Author Lanser, Amanda
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
ATOS 5.9
Lexile 940L
 
O is for Outrageous!
Totally Amazing Facts About Outrageous Inventions

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - O is for Outrageous!
O is for October and O is for Outrageous! Read all about some OUTRAGEOUS inventions!

Totally Amazing Facts About Outrageous Inventions

Totally Amazing Facts About Outrageous Inventions is the perfect treat for kids with an appetite for "Did you know … ?" More than 100 facts about everything from toothbrushes, airplanes, and flush toilets to animation, ice cream, and crayons are served up in photo-packed design sure to engage reluctant readers.

Author Meister, Cari
Pages 112 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 3-6
 
National Pasta Month
Roly-Poly Ravioli: and Other Italian Dishes

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - National Pasta Month
Use your noodle and start reading! Elbow, Wagon Wheel, Bow Tie, cook your favorite and eat away while Celebrating National Pasta Month, YUM!

Roly-Poly Ravioli: and Other Italian Dishes

It’s your turn to cook a delicious Italian dish! From salad caprese to cheesy spinach lasagna, these kid-friendly Italian dishes will bring everyone to the table.

Author Fauchald, Nick
Illustrator Rooney, Ronnie
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-3
Interest level 1-3
Guided reading O
Lexile 790L
 
Chocolate Cupcake Day
Zombie Cupcakes: And Other Scary Tales

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Chocolate Cupcake Day
Nothing better than cupcakes! They are tasty, cute and fun to eat! Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Enjoy!

Zombie Cupcakes: And Other Scary Tales

Siblings Kareem and Amina are dreading a night with their neighbor and babysitter Old Mrs. Heeley. The only good thing is, she always brings cupcakes. But when they go to get a tasty treat, Kareem and Amina find that the cupcakes seem to be devouring one another. Will Kareem and Amina be able to stop the madness before the zombie cupcakes take over? This collection of scary stories will bring you the answer to that question and many others, but you may never want a cupcake again!

Author Dahl, Michael
Illustrator Bonet, Xavier
Pages 72 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 1-3
 
Autumn Abounds!
Leaves Fall Down: Learning About Autumn Leaves

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Autumn Abounds!
Who doesn't love beautiful colors and Falling leaves everywhere! Head out into the crisp air and enjoy this 3rd season of the year!

Leaves Fall Down: Learning About Autumn Leaves

Autumn is time for the leaves to change colors. Get out your rake and help gather the fallen leaves. Find out why leaves change color. And take a running leap into that huge pile of leaves!

Author Bullard, Lisa
Illustrator Takvorian, Nadine
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level PK-3
Guided reading I
ATOS 1.8
Lexile 340L
 
International Sloth Day
Sloths

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - International Sloth Day
Today is Sloth Day - created to honor this slow-moving, tree-dwelling, unique mammal. Some people think they are cute!? Do you?

Sloths

Sloths spend their days hanging upside down from tree branches. Learn about these slow-moving mammals and their habitats in Sloths.

Author Schuh, Mari
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading J
ATOS 2.2
Lexile 560L
 
National Apple Month
The Burglar Who Bit the Big Apple

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - National Apple Month
Did you know that New York is known as the "Big Apple"?! Celebrate National Apple Month, go bite into an apple and read about the Big Apple!

The Burglar Who Bit the Big Apple

While in New York City on a field trip, Sam Archer and her friends find themselves immersed in a run of crimes at sightseeing locations.

Author Brezenoff, Steve
Illustrator Canga, C.B.
Pages 88 pages
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading N
ATOS 3.4
Lexile 500L
 
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Vegetarian Month
Going Vegetarian: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Vegetarian Month
Some people in the world eat only veggies. Those folks are "vegetarians". Read and learn about this healthy choice during Vegetarian Month.

Going Vegetarian: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

Vegetarian food is good for you and for the planet. But if you're thinking of revolutionizing your diet, you need to get the facts first. Learn about the benefits and challenges of a diet that does not include red meat, poultry, or fish. Helpful tips, delicious vegetarian recipes, and how tos will make the switch so much easier. Want to change the world? Now you can, one plate at a time.

Author Rau, Dana Meachen
Pages 64 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 6-7
Interest level 6-9
Guided reading X
ATOS 6.2
Lexile 940L
 
iPod Day
Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Icon

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Monday, October 23, 2017 - iPod Day
Crank it up and listen to some Jay Z! In 2001 the first iPod was introduced and the world has never been the same.

Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Icon

In 2003, Jay-Z retired from making music. He had made award-winning albums, founded a record label, and had his own line of clothing. He walked away, but he couldn't stop writing songs. Three years later, he was back on the charts with a hit album and the title of greatest MC of all time. Track this hip hop hero as he makes it in the music world and becomes one of the best known rappers in the world.

Author Gunderson, Jessica
Illustrator Kinsella, Pat
Pages 32 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading O
ATOS 4
Lexile 570L
 
Crazy Weather
This Book Might Blow You Away: A Collection of Amazing Weather Trivia

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Crazy Weather
Think you have seen crazy weather? Think again! Read this book to learn about amazing weather activity.

This Book Might Blow You Away: A Collection of Amazing Weather Trivia

Hailstones the size of volleyballs! A snowflake the size of a large pizza! Frogs raining from the sky! Check out these crazy but true events and many more from the wild, wacky, world of weather.

Author Leet, Karen M.
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading P
ATOS 5.1
Lexile 880L
 
Unity Day
Coping with Bullying

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Unity Day
Celebrate Unity Day. Accept others, be kind always, include everyone. Let's UNITE and make the world a better place!

Coping with Bullying

Coping With Bullying looks at school gang violence and cyber and telephone bullying.

Author Guillain, Charlotte
Pages 48 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 6-8
Interest level 6-8
Guided reading W
ATOS 6
Lexile 960L
 
Pumpkin Day
Pick a Perfect Pumpkin: Learning About Pumpkin Harvests

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Pumpkin Day
Impress your friends with crazy pumpkin facts! Pumpkins were once used as a cure for freckles and were used as a remedy for snake bites.

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin: Learning About Pumpkin Harvests

Autumn is pumpkin harvest time. Come along on a trip to a pumpkin farm. Learn where pumpkins come from and how to store them. But watch out for the scary jack-o'-lanterns!

Author Koontz, Robin
Illustrator Takvorian, Nadine
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level PK-3
Guided reading I
ATOS 1.8
Lexile 380L
 
Black Cat Day
Black Cats

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Friday, October 27, 2017 - Black Cat Day
Black cats!? Unlucky? For years people have been afraid of and thought black cats are unlucky! Not true! Pet one today on "Black Cat Day"!

Black Cats

A fun and informative look at black cats.

Author Peterson, Megan Cooley
Pages 24 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level K-1
Interest level PreK-2
Guided reading I
Lexile 650L
 
World Series
The World Series: All about Pro Baseball's Biggest Event

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - World Series
Baseball's biggest event - the World Series happens every October. Baseball fans around the world watch this 7 game series.

The World Series: All about Pro Baseball's Biggest Event

Every October baseball fans flock to stadiums to cheer for the teams trying to reach the World Series. Yearly since 1903 the National League and American League champions have played for the Major League Baseball championship. Discover the World Series’ greatest teams, players, and historic moments.

Author Hetrick, Hans
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading Q
ATOS 5
Lexile 910L
 
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Hurricane Sandy
Threatening Skies: History's Most Dangerous Weather

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Hurricane Sandy
On this day in 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern coast of the US. Read more about other hurricanes and severe weather through the years.

Threatening Skies: History's Most Dangerous Weather

Swirling tornadoes, blinding blizzards, and driving rain. Killer storms have wreaked havoc throughout history, especially before reliable prediction tools were available. Follow the deadly paths of history's most dangerous weather events.

Author Garbe, Suzanne
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
Guided reading S
ATOS 5.2
Lexile 840L
 
Spooky October
Hide and Shriek!

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Monday, October 30, 2017 - Spooky October
It's a spooky world out there right before Halloween! Hide and seek is fun and when you add in a scare, it's "Hide and Shriek"!

Hide and Shriek!

Before the Mighty Mighty Monsters can play Hide and Seek, they need to make some rules. No flying like a vampire bat, no sniffing like a werewolf, and absolutely no magic!

Author O'Reilly, Sean
Illustrator Arcana Studio
Pages 48 pages
Format Graphic Novel/Book
Genre Fiction
Reading level 2-3
Interest level 2-4
Guided reading K
ATOS 2.3
Lexile 200L
 
Halloween
Halloween Hide and Seek: Hidden Picture Puzzles

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - Halloween
BOO! Costumes, candy, jack o'lanterns and so much more!! Head out safely and trick-or-treat tonight while celebrating Halloween!

Halloween Hide and Seek: Hidden Picture Puzzles

Are they wiggling behind the witches? Creeping beneath the cats? Jumping inside the jack-o’-lantern? All sorts of sneaky objects are hiding in these picture puzzles, and they don’t want to be found. Look close and seek them out!

Author Kalz, Jill
Illustrator Borlasca, Hector
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 1-2
Interest level K-3
Guided reading H