A Book A Day – list of books

Each day of the school year, we will add a new book to our blog, for a total of 180 awesome books!

You can find a running list here.

Click on a book title to be taken to the blog post about the book.



Day 1:  A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry

Day 2:  Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

Day 3:  If Rocks Could Sing- A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie Guirik

Day 4:  Stars Beneath Your Bed- The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley-Sayre

Day 5:  Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Day 6:  Are You a Butterfly?  by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries

Day 7:  Bang by Leo Timmers

Day 8:  Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Day 9:  The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

Day 10:  When the Wind Blows by Mi-hye Kim

Day 11:  Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Day 12:  You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang

Day 13:  There’s a Bear in My Chair by Ross Collins

Day 14:  Breathe by Scott Magoon

Day 15:  Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

Day 16:  They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Day 17:  Henri’s Scissors by Jeanette Winter

Day 18:  Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Day 19:  Home by Carson Ellis

Day 20:  Yucky Worms by Vivian French

Day 21:  The Fog by Kyo Maclear

Day 22:  The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Day 23:  Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang

Day 24:  It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton

Day 25:  Matisse’s Garden by Samantha Friedman

Day 26:  I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

Day 27:  A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You by Cheryl Keely

Day 28:  If You Lived Here:  Houses of the World by Giles Laroche

Day 29:  How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney

Day 30:  Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan

Day 31:  What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Day 32:  The Ants Go Marching by Nicholas Ian

Day 33:  Sounds All Around by Wendy Pfeffer

Day 34:  The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Day 35:  Sun Up, Sun Down by Gail Gibbons

Day 36:  Matter by Abbie Dunne

Day 37:  Handle With Care:  An Unusual Butterfly Journey by Loree Griffin Burns

Day 38:  Imaginative Inventions by Charise Mericle Harper

Day 39:  Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Day 40:  I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Day 41:  Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson

Day 42:  The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney

Day 43:  Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

Day 44:  Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

Day 45:  Down Come the Leaves by Henrietta Bancroft

Day 46:  Apples, Apples, Everywhere!  Learning About Apple Harvests by Robin Koontz

Day 47:  Beaks! by Sneed B. Collard III

Day 48:  The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Day 49:  Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka

Day 50:  Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

Day 51:  Light is All Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer

Day 52:  Go, go, Grapes! A Fruit Chant by April Pulley Sayre

Day 53: My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

Day 54: Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin

Day 55: Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman

Day 56: What is the World Made Of? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Day 57: Seed Power: Discovering How Plants Grow by Anna Prokos

Day 58: Swallow the Leader: A Counting Book by Danna Smith

Day 59: The Turnip by Jan Brett

Day 60: 1 Big Salad by Juana Medina

Day 61: Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda

Day 62: Sun Up, Sun Down by Gail Gibbons

Day 63: A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall

Day 64: Make it Change! by Anna Claybourne

Day 65: Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Day 66: Experiments with Heating and Cooling by Isabel Thomas

Day 67: No Bones About It! Discovering Dinosaurs by Anna Prokos

Day 68: Ice Queen: Exploring Icebergs and Glaciers by Anna Prokos

Day 69: A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins

Day 70: What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt

Day 71: Traveling Machines: Boats and Ships by Jason Cooper

Day 72: How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller 

Day 73: I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

Day 74: Two Tall Houses by Gianna Marino

Day 75: Hiding Phil by Eric Barclay

Day 76: Say Zoop! by Henre Tullet

Day 77: Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin

Day 78: And Red Galoshes: A Story about a Rainy Day by Glenda Millard

Day 79: Eye-Opening Earth Science Activities by Rani Iyer

Day 80: Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan

Day 81: Froggy Bakes a Cake by Jonathan London

Day 82: If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen

Day 83: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Day 84: Outside the Box by Karma Wilson

Day 85: If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey

Day 86: Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Day 87: All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle

Day 88: Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett

Day 89: Gus’s Garage by Leo Timmers

Day 90: Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester

Day 91: Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

Day 92: Mousetronaut by Astronaut Mark Kelly

Day 93: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Day 94: Rubber vs. Glass by Lawrence F. Lowery

Day 95: Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff

Day 96: A Rock Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas

Day 97: The Grasshopper & The Ants by Jerry Pinkney

Day 98: Trickiest! 19 Sneaky Animals by Steve Jenkins

Day 99: Planets by Becky Baines

Day 100: Robotics in the Real World by Robin Koontz

Day 101: Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming

Day 102: Roberto, the Insect Architect by Nina Laden

Day 103: Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light

Day 104: Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

Day 105: Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver

Day 106: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio

Day 107: What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

Day 108: Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

Day 109: Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio

Day 110: Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Day 111: It’s Falling, Falling! by Ji-an Yang

Day 112: Building Bridges by Tammy Enz

Day 113: What Shape is the Moon? by Bo-hyeon Seo

Day 114: Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva

Day 115: Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw

Day 116: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Day 117: Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray

Day 118: Young Charlotte, Filmmaker by Frank Viva

Day 119: Dog on a Frog? by Kes Gray and Claire Gray

Day 120: Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman

Day 121: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Day 122: Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros

Day 123: Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe

Day 124: Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

Day 125: Hip, Hippo, Hooray for Fiona! by Jan Sherbin

Day 126: Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan

Day 127: Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Day 128: Soil Basics by Mari Schuh

Day 129: Pip’s Trip by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Day 130: Money: Let’s Do Math by Sara Pistoia and Piper Whelan

Day 131: Buddy, America’s First Guide Dog by Meish Goldish

Day 132: The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mara Alperin

Day 133: Possessions (Wants vs. Needs) by Linda Staniford

Day 134: A Chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams

Day 135: Clothes (Wants vs. Needs) by Linda Staniford

Day 136: Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Day 137: Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson

Day 138: Plants: Real Size Science by Rebecca Rissman

Day 139: Let’s Go Nuts!: Seeds We Eat by April Pulley Sayre

Day 140: When will it be Spring? by Catherine Walters

Day 141: The Goat with Many Coats by Leanne Lauricella

Day 142: Seeds by Rachel Matthews

Day 143: Plants Grow! by Mary Dodson Wade

Day 144: Don’t Spill the Beans! by Ian Schoenherr

Day 145: Zap!: Nikola Tesla Takes Charge by Monica Kulling

Day 146: Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Day 147: Buddy and Earl go to School by Maureen Fergus

Day 148: I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems

Day 149: The Life Cycle of a Frog by Colleen Sexton

Day 150: How is Soil Made? by Heather L. Montgomery

Day 151: Different Kinds of Soil by Molly Aloian

Day 152: Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Day 153: Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite by Nick Bromley

Day 154: After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

Day 155: Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi

Day 156: No Hitting, Henry: Don’t Hurt by Lisa Regan

Day 157: Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi

Day 158: Don’t Be Sad, Sam: It’s OK by Lisa Regan

Day 159: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett

Day 160: Animal Ark

Day 161: The Bad Mood And The Stick

Day 162: Don’t Get Angry, Annie

Day 163: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

Day 164: The Water Princess

Day 165: The Word Collector

Day 166: While You Are Sleeping

Day 167: What Do You Do with a Chance?

Day 168: Once Upon an Alphabet

Day 169: First the Egg

Day 170: The Adventures of Beekle

Day 171: Blackout

Day 172: Malala’s Magic Pencil

Day 173: Betty’s Burgled Bakery

Day 174: Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

Day 175: What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

Day 176: Lemonade

Day 177: Wolf in the Snow

Day 178: Measuring Penny

Day 179: Extra Yarn

Day 180: The Dumpster Diver