Books Reviewed in July

1: International Joke Day

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School 

Written by Davide Cali | Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

2: I Forgot Day

We Forgot Brock!

By Carter Goodrich

3: Compliment Your Mirror Day

Why’d They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History

By Sarah Albee

4: Independence Day

Lady Liberty’s Holiday

Written by Jen Arena | Illustrated by Matt Hunt

5: National Culinary Arts Month title

I’m Going to Bake a Book

By Ella Burfurt

6: Fried Chicken Day

Hensel and Gretel Ninja Chicks

Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez | Illustrated by Dan Santat

7: Tell the Truth Day

Tell the Truth, B. B. Wolf

Written by Judy Sierra | Illustrated by Jotto Seibold

8: Cow Appreciation Day

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

By Gemma Merino

9: Sugar Cookie Day

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons; Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love; One Smart Cookie: Bite-Sized Lessons for the School Years and Beyond

Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Illustrated by Jane Dyer

10: Don’t Step on a Bee Day

Bee Dance

By Rick Chrustowski

11: World Population Day

P is for Passport: A World Alphabet

Written by Devin Scillian | Illustrated by nationally acclaimed artists

12: National Blueberry Month

More Blueberries!

Written by Susan Musgrave | Illustrated by Esperança Melo

13: National Culinary Arts Month title

The Hole Story of the Doughnut

Written by Pat Miller | Illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

14: Shark Awareness Day

Nugget & Fang: Friends Forever—or Snack Time?

Written by Tammi Sauer | Illustrated by Michael Slack

15: National Ice Cream Month title

Ice Cream Summer

By Peter Sís

16: World Snake Day

I Don’t Like Snakes

Written by Nicola Davies | Illustrated by Luciano Lozano

17: National Tattoo Day

Tell me a Tattoo Story

Written by Allison McGhee | Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

18: Get Out of the Doghouse Day

The Bear Who Stared

By Duncan Beedie

19: National Zoo Keepers Week title

The Opposite Zoo

By Il Sung Na

20: National Moon Day

To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space

Written by Carmella Van Vleet and Dr. Kathy Sullivan | Illustrated by Nicole Wong

21: Culinary Arts Month title

Kitchen Dance

By Maurie J. Manning

22: Hammock Day

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

Selected by Paul B. Janeczko | Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

23: National Day of the Cowboy

Cowboy Camp

Written by Tammi Sauer | Illustrated by Mike Reed

24: Amelia Earhart Day

I am Amelia Earhart

Written by Brad Meltzer | Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

25: Culinarians Day

The Ugly Dumpling

Written by Stephani Campisi | Illustrated by Shahar Kober

26: Park and Recreation Month title

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero

Witten by Barb Rosenstock | Illustrated by Terry Widener

27: Dog Days of Summer

Interview with Ged Adamson, author of Douglas, You Need Glasses!

28: Culinary Arts Month title

Cake Day

Written by Ellen Mayer | Illustrated by Estelle Corke

29: International Tiger Day

A Tiger Tail (Or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School)

By Mike Boldt

30: International Day of Friendship

Hector and Hummingbird

By Nicholas John Frith

31: Uncommon Instruments Day

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Written by Susan Hood | Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport