Mrs. Daley's #bookaday's for June

"Reading is dreaming with open eyes"

#bookaday Project and Mrs. Daley

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a third grade teacher at Canandaigua Primary-Elementary school, who has a deep love of children's literature and feels passionate about spreading the book love. For the second summer in a row I have challenged myself to read a children's book a day. Below you will find what I have read so far this summer. I share this with you in hopes that it will spark interest for a reader in your household and you find the joy I did in the pages of a book. If you are looking for more information on how to keep your child reading all summer long or additional suggestions for summer reading please check out my link to my previous Smore: I hope you find this information valuable and can help be a champion for children's literature and reading! Enjoy and keep reading!
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The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

This is a chapter book perfect for those in fourth grade and up, but it would also make a great read aloud to younger children. It's a captivating adventure about a robot that is stranded on a wild island. The robot becomes activated and has to learn how to survive in island with only animals as the only other inhabitants. A beautiful story with thoughtful messages about humanity and how we treat others throughout.
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The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

This picture book is a gem, especially for anyone going on a plane trip with a first time flyer. It explains all the ins and outs of trip on an airplane. The illustrations are amazing and help tell this fantastic tale.
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Barnacle Is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

How many times have you already heard the infamous saying, "I'm bored!" This light-hearted book follows barnacle as he learns the seaweed is always greener on the other side, Children with love this picture book and ask for it to be read again and again!
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Wake Up, Island by Mary Casanova

This beautiful picture book is perfect for anyone making an island or lake gateway this summer or any nature lover. It's lyrical language (including metaphors and onomatopoeia) allow readers to feel like they are on this island as it just begins to wake up for the day. The woodcut illustrations help to enhance this beautiful story. A great book to help children to visualize or use to help them write their own tale.
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Dog Watch Trouble in Pembrooke by Mary Casanova

This is one doggone great adventure that is perfect for second graders on up! It is the first book in the series, which might get children interested in reading the others. The story takes place in a town where dogs can roam free as long as their pictures are added to the town hall's doggy mug shots book. This fun-filled mystery will have students trying to figure out "who done it" until the very end.
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Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson

This picture book is perfect for those adventurous at heart and always ready to explore. It will take readers on a romp through the woods, where they will have to practice their comprehension of this story by focusing on point of view. The best part is (hidden secret coming your way) there is a snail on every page. Can you find them all?
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The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

This powerful chapter book is definitely for older readers (5th grade on up). It tells the story of a family that is dealing with one of their college age children going through a drug addiction. Kate Messner handles this topic with care for older readers, allowing children to understand the difficulties that arise in this situation. A truly powerful story about the power of family.
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The Grumpy Pets by Kristine A. Lombardi

This picture book is sure to put a smile on every pet lover's face. It takes this grumpy little boy and shows us that every pet deserves a home. A sure fire story to tickle your funny bone and make you smile.
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Louise and Andie The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light

Louise loves art, but one day she finds that a new neighbor has moved in next door. Andie loves art too, but it's not exactly the same. This lovely picture book shows us that differences can make our friendships stronger.
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Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

The vivid illustrations and sense of humor that Ben Hatke puts into all his books will sure to make this one of your favorites. Goblin gets into a mess in this book because nobody likes goblin. Can he figure a way out and help his friend?
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The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien

This picture book mixes fiction with fact as it delves deep into the sea. Kids will be fascinated by all the sea creature facts that they learn as they read. It is a perfect companion to the book Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating. This book has such voice, it has become a new favorite of mine.
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The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla

I adore this picture book. It is a story about a little boy who has always wanted to be able to fly. His mother shows him that books can let your imagination fly and you can go on great adventures when you open the pages of a book.