Books Reviewed for August

1: Respect for Parents Day

How to Put Your Parents to Bed—Written by Mylisa Larsen | Illustrated by Babette Cole

2: Water Quality Month

Water Can Be…—Written by Laura Purdie Salas | Illustrated by Violeta Dabija

3: Watermelon Day

The Watermelon Seed—By Greg Pizzoli

4: Assistance Dog Day

The Perfect Dog—By Keven O’Malley

5: Peach Month

Each Peach Pear Plum—By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

6: Sandcastle Day

The Critter Club: Liz and the Sand Castle Contest—Written by Callie Barkley | Illustrated by Marsha Riti

7: Lighthouse Day

Miss Colfax’s Light—Written by Aimée Bissonette | Illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen

8: Happiness Happens Day

There’s a Giraffe in My Soup—By Ross Burach

9: Book Lovers Day

Roger Is Reading a Book—By Koen Van Biesen | Translated by Laura Watkinson

10: World Lion Day

Lion Lessons—By Jon Agee

11: Son and Daughter Day

The Wonderful Things You Will Be—By Emily Winfield Martin

12: International Youth Day

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still—Written by Karlin Gray | Illustrated by Christine Davenier

13: Garage Sale Day

Yard Sale—Written by Eve Bunting | Illustrated by Lauren Castillo

14: Family Fun Month

Rosie the Raven—By Helga Bansch | Translated by Shelley Tanaka

15: Relaxation Day

WHOOSH! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions—Written by Chris Barton | Illustrated by Don Tate

16: Airborne Day

Brave Like Me—By Barbara Kerley

17: Black Cat Appreciation Day

Splat the Cat and the Late Library Book—By Rob Scotton

18: Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Sophie’s Squash Go to School—Written by Pat Zietlow Miller | Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

19: World Photography Day

Breaking News: Bear Alert—By David Biedrzycki

20: World Honeybee Day

The Honeybee Man—Written by Lela Nargi | Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker

21: Poets Day

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young—Written by Michael Rosen | Illustrated by Chris Riddell

22: National Tooth Fairy Day

Tooth By Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers—Written by Sara Levine | Illustrated by T. S. Spookytooth

23: Ride the Wind Day

The Boy and the Airplane—By Mark Pett

24: Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes—Written by Tim Wynne-Jones | Illustrated by Brian Won

25: Kiss and Make Up Day

Best Frints in the Whole Universe—By Antoinette Portis

26: Women’s Equality Day

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story—Written by Rebecca Langston-George | Illustrated by Janna Bock

27: International Bat Night

Bats in the Band—By Brian Lies

28: Pony Express Day

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Pony Express Rider! A Dusty, Thankless Job You’d Rather Not Do—Written by Tom Ratliff | Illustrated by Mark Bergin

29: Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Be Quiet, Marina!—Written by Kirsten DeBear | Illustrated by Laura Dwight

30: Frankenstein Day

Quit Calling Me a Monster!—Written by Jory John | Illustrated by Bob Shea

31: Happiness Happens Month

Double Happiness—Written by Nancy Tupper Ling | Illustrated by Alina Chau