Books Reviewed for May, 2017

1: Children’s Book Week—Short Stories for Little Monsters, by Marie-Louise Gay

2: Baby Day–How Many Baby Animals?, by Guido van Genechten

3: Lumpy Rug Day—Bug in a Vacuum, by Mélanie Watt

4: Petite and Proud Day—The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, written by Justin Roberts | illustrated by Christian Robinson

5: It’s Get Caught Reading Month—Old Lion and Little Rabbit, by Keiko Kaichi

6: Join Hands Day—Rainbow Stew, by Catherine Falwell

7: Lemonade Day—Caterina and the Lemonade Stand, by Erin Eitter Kono

8: No Socks Day—Beach Socks, written by Michael J. Daley | illustrated by Estelle Corke

9: National Moving Month—Yard Sale, written by Eve Bunting | illustrated by Lauren Castillo

10: Mother Ocean Day—Giant Squid, written by Candace Fleming | Illustrated by Eric Rohmann

11: National Photography Month—Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph, written by Roxane Orgill | Illustrated by Francis Vallejo

12: Get Caught Reading Month—The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read, written by Curtis Manley | illustrated by Kate Berube

13: National Train Day—Traveling By Train: a Want to Know the World Book, written by Pierre Winters | illustrated by Tineke Meirink

14: Mother’s Day—Just Me and My Mom, by Mercer Mayer

15: Straw Hat Day—Miss Fannie’s Hat, written by Jan Karon | illustrated by Toni Goffe

16: Drawing Day—Tell Me a Tattoo Story, written by Alison McGhee | illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

17: World Baking Day—The Case of the Stinky Stench, written by Josh Funk | illustrated by Brendan Kearney

18: International Museum Day—How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum, by Jessie Hartland

19: National Pizza Party Day—Lorenzo the Pizza-Loving Lobster, by Claire Lordon

20: Learn to Swim Day—Splatypus, written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen | illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic

21: I Need a Patch for That Day—Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt, written by Patricia McKissack | illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

22: National Buy a Musical Instrument Day—A Violin for Elva, written by Mayr Lyn Ray | illustrated by Tricia Tusa

 23: National Pet Month—Daisy Gets Lost, by Chris Raschka

24: National Brother’s Day—I Am a Big Brother!, by Caroline Jayne Church

25: Tap Dance Day—Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing, written by Marilyn Singer | Illustrated by Kristi Valiant

26: Get Caught Reading Month—Roger is Reading a Book, by Koen Van Biesen

27: Family Reunion Month—Sarah at the Wedding, by Pauline Oud

28: National Pet Month—If I Had a Gryphon, written by Vikki VanSickle | illustrated by Cale Atkinson

29: National Smile Month—Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tucks, and Chompers, written by Sara Levine | illustrated by T. S. Spookytooth

30: Loomis Day—Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph, written by Lucy Margaret Rozier | illustrated by Leo Espinosa

31: Get Caught Reading Month—The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall, written by Heather Lang | illustrated by Suzanne Beaky