Books Reviewed for August, 2017

1: It’s Family Fun Month—Lucky to Live in Connecticut by Kate B. Jerome

2: American Artists Appreciation Month—Seen Art?  written by Jon | illustrated by Lane Smith

3: Back to School Month—School’s First Day of School written by Adam Rex | illustrated by Christian Robinson

4: Family History Month—One Family written by George Shannon

5: Oyster Day—The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

6: Sisters Day–Sister Day! written by Lisa Mantchev | illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

7: Lighthouse Day—The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge written by Hildegarde H. Swift | illustrated by Lynd Ward

8: Happiness Happens Day—My Heart Fills with Happiness written by Monique Gray Smith | illustrated by Julie Flett

9: Book Lovers Day–Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon

10: World Lion Day—The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

11: National Sandwich Month—Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham

12: International Youth Month—Wherever You Go written by Pat Zietlow Miller | illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

13: What Will be Your Legacy Month—Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio Museum by Zack Rock

14: It’s Family Fun Month—Circle, Triangle Elephant! A Book of Shapes & Surprises by Kenji Oikawa and Mayuko Takeuchi

15: Relaxation Day—BE QUIET! by Ryan T. Higgins

16: It’s Water Quality Month—Over and Under the Pond written by Kate Messner | illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

17: National Catfish Month—A Catfish Tale written by Whitney Stewart | illustrated by Gerald Guerlais

18: Men’s Grooming Day—Beard in a Box by Bill Cotter

19: World Honey Bee Day—Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

20: Mosquito Day—Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale retold by Verna Aardema | illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

21: Poet’s Day—A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams written by Jen Bryant | illustrated by Melissa Sweet

22: Eat a Peach Day—Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

23: Back to School Month—The Day I Became a Bird written by Ingrid Chabbert | illustrated by Raul Nieto Guridi

24: National Fishing Month—Skyfishing written by Gideon Sterer | illustrated by Poly Bernatene

25: American Artist Appreciation Month—Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

26: Women’s Equality Day—I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark written by Debbie Levy | illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

27: Just Because Day—Animals Hide and Sneak by Bastien Contraire

28: Bow Tie Day—Bow-Tie Pasta: Acrostic Poems written by Brian Cleary | illustrated by Andy Rowland

29: American Artist Appreciation Month—Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines written by Jeanne Walker Harvey | illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

30: Toasted Marshmallow Day—A Camping Spree with Mr. McGee by Chris Van Dusen

31: We Love Memoirs Day—A Song of Myself: A Poem by John Keats by Chris Raschka