A Book a Day


Photo of mother reading to her child.Looking for books to share with your kids this week? Here’s a book for every day of the week—and bonus books for the weekend!


Meow Monday by Phyllis Root; Illustrated by Helen Craig – On Monday morning, Bonnie discovers that her pussy willow plant as bloomed—only instead of flowers, actual pussycats have appeared—and they are loud and demanding. What can she do to keep them quiet?

Tuesday by David Wiesner – This magical adventure takes place under the moon. Frogs float in the air and are witness to all kinds of night time activities. This richly illustrated book won the Caldecott Medal.

Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg: Illustrated by George Booth – A lot of weird and unusual things happen one Wednesday morning. What’s out of place? Kids will have fun pointing out oddities and the story’s text is at a level that’s good for beginning readers.

Where Does Thursday Go? by Janeen Brian; Illustrated by Stephen Michael King – After a wonderful birthday party on Thursday, two friends embark on a night time search to say goodbye to the day before it leaves.

Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino – Every Friday, a little boy and his dad have breakfast at their favorite diner. On the way, they observe the exciting things in their neighborhood. The ‘50s style art gives this book a retro feel.


The Saturday Escape by Daniel J. Mahoney – Jack the Bear and his friends are so excited to go to the library that they find all kinds of creative ways to get out of doing their chores.

I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada; Illustrated by Elivia Savadier – A biracial young girl recounts her experiences spending Saturdays with her Euro-American grandparents and Sundays with her Mexican-American grandparents.

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields; Illustrated by Scott Nash – Dinosaurs get ready for a much anticipated dance party.

Sunday Morning by Judith Viorst; Illustrated by Hilary Knight – Two brothers wake up before their parents on Sunday…and have lots of adventures!

We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past by Jacqueline Woodson; Illustrated by Diane Greenseid – Teeka’s large extended family have an eventful picnic in the park.

Sundays on Fourth Street / Los Domingos en la Calle Cuatro by Amy Costales; Illustrated by Elaine Jerome (bilingual) – A family spends every Sunday exploring a vibrant street filled with shops, Mexican food, a carnival, and more.


Author Bio:

Karen Choy is the Youth Services Librarian in Half Moon Bay. Her favorite day of the week is Friday.

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