Books Reviewed for January 2017

1: Z Day—Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First written by Alethea Kontis | Illustrated by Bob Kolar

2: Motivation and Inspiration Day—Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

3: Festival of Sleep Day—Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski

4: World Hypnotism Day—Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France written by Mara Rockliff | Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

5: National Bird Day—The Day I Became a Bird written by Ingrid Chabbert | Illustrated by Raúl Nieto Guridi

6: Cuddle Up Day—You Belong to Me by Mamoru Suzuki

7: Hot Tea Month—The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

8: Bubble Bath Day—A Whale in the Bathtub written by Kylie Westaway | Illustrated by Tom Jellett

9: Creativity Month—The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation by Gilbert Ford

10: International Quality of Life Month—Charlotte and the Quiet Place written by Deborah Sosin | Illustrated by Sara Woolley

11: Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day—Jackrabbit McCabe & the Electric Telegraph written by Lucy Margaret Rozier | Illustrated by Leo Espinoza

12: Poetry at Work Day—Wet Cement by Bob Raczka

13: Soup Day—First Tomato by Rosemary Wells

14: International Kite Day—Kite Day: a Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand

15: Hat Day—A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love written by Michelle Edwards | Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—I am Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Brad Meltzer | Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

17: Kid Inventor’s Day—The Whole History of the Doughnut written by Pat Miller | Illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

18: Thesaurus Day—The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant | Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

19: Creativity Month—Painting Pepette written by Linda Ravin Lodding | Illustrated by Claire Fletcher

20: Penguin Awareness Day—Little Penguins written by Cynthia Rylant | Illustrated by Christian Robinson

21: Hugging Day—Hug it Out! by Louis Thomas

22: Celebration of Life Day—Cake Day written by Ellen Mayer | Illustrated by Estelle Corke

23: Pie Day—Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems written by J. Patrick Lewis | Illustrated by Michael Slack

24: Hobby Month—More-igami written by Dori Kleber | Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

25: A Room of One’s Own Day—My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito written by / Escrito por Amada Irma Peréz | Illustrated by Ilustrado por Maya Chrstina Gonzalez

26: Walk Your Pet Month—Excellent Ed written by Stacy McAnulty | Illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach

27: Creativity Month—Stitchin’ and Pullin’ a Gee’s Bend Quilt written by Patricia C. McKissack | Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

28: Blueberry Pancakes Day—More Blueberries written by Susan Musgrave | Illustrated by Esperança Melo

29: Curmudgeon’s Day—Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

30: Chinese New Year—A New Year’s Reunion written by Yu Li-Qiong | Illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang

31: National Storytelling Week—One Day, The End written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich | Illustrated by Fred Koehler

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