Books Reviewed for February, 2017

1: National Freedom Day—Freedom in Congo Square, written by Carole Boston Weatherford | illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

2: Hedgehog Day—The Friend Ship, written by Kat Yeh | illustrated by Chuck Groenink

3: Feed the Birds Day—I Am Henry Finch, written by Alexis Deacon | illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

4: Take Your Child to the Library Day—The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, by Jeanette Winter

5: National Weatherperson’s Day—When the Wind Blows, written by Linda Booth Sweeney | illustrated by Jana Christy

6: Hot Breakfast Month—Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: The Great Pancake Adventure, Matt Luckhurst

7: Haiku Writing Month—The Maine Coon’s Haiku: and Other Poems for Cat Lovers, written by Michael Rosen | illustrated by Lee Anthony White

8: Kite Flying Day—Red Kite, Blue Kite, written by Ji-li Jiang | Illustrated by Greg Ruth

9: Library Lovers Month—The Midnight Library, by Kazuno Kohara

10: Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators Week, Anything but Pink, by Adelina Winfield

11: Bake for Family Fun Day—Baking Day at Grandma’s, written by Anika Denise | illustrated by Christopher Denise

12: Black History Month—Words Set Me Free, Lesa Cline-Ransome | illustrated by James E. Ransome

13: World Radio Day—Radio Man, by Arthur Dorros

14: International Book Giving Day—My Pet Book, by Robert Staake

15: National Flag of Canada Day—C is for Canada, written by Mike Ulmer | illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault

16: International Month of Black Women in the Arts—Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe, written by Deborah Blumenthal | illustrated by Laura Freeman

17: International Friendship Month—Here to There and Me to You, written by Cheryl Keely | illustrated by Celia Krampien

18: Pluto Day—Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery, written by Margaret A. Weitekamp with David DeVorkin | illustrated by Diane Kidd

19: Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month—Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, written by Tanya Lee Stone | illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

20: National Love Your Pet Day—The Octopuppy, by Martin McKenna

21: Love the Bus Month—Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt De La Peña | illustrated by Christian Robinson

22: Dog Training Education Month—Toby and Tutter: Therapy Dogs, written by Kirsten DeBear | photographs by Laura Dwight

23: National Hot Breakfast Month—Woodpecker Wants a Waffle, by Steve Breen

24: National Engineering Week—Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, by Brian Biggs

25: Clam Chowder Day—Blue Moon Soup, recipes by Gary Goss | illustrated by Jane Dyer

26: Personal Chef Day—Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service, written by Bay Pimentel | illustrated by Rich Lo

27: Polar Bear Day—Little Polar Bear, by Hans de Beer

28: National Women’s Inventor’s Week—Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer, written by y Robert Burleigh | illustrated by Raúl Colón