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World Turtle Day is May 23!

All tortoises are turtles. But not all turtles are tortoises! Tortoises like to live on land, while most turtles like to live in water as well as on land. Tortoises are shaped a little differently than most turtles, because they have thicker back legs and shells that are dome-shaped. And tortoises are herbivores (vegetarians) while most turtles are omnivores – they eat both plants and animals.  Celebrate World Turtle Day with these wonderful nonfiction books about turtles (including tortoises)! Read More

May is National Bike Month

The average car releases almost a pound of carbon dioxide into the air every mile it’s driven. If you drove 365 fewer miles per year, that would be equivalent to planting four trees and having them absorb CO2 for ten years. Want to learn more about protecting our environment? Check out some of these great books! Read More

Summer Reading Challenge!

Join the Bookelicious Summer Reading Challenge! Summer is the perfect time to read! Whether you’re reading with your friends and family, reading by the pool, or talking about your favorite books, Bookelicious wants you to share your love of reading all summer long. Our Summer Reading Challenge will… Read More

April 22 is National Earth Day

You may have heard about teen activist Greta Thunburg and her work to help stop climate change, but have you met Marley Dias, Mya-Rose Craig, Zanagee Artis, Autumn Peltier, Litokne Kabua or Rebecca Sabnam? Read about these amazing young activists, and learn how you, too, can make a difference! Read More

April is Poetry Month

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry often made up of 17 syllables spread across three lines. The first and third lines typically have five syllables, while the second line has seven syllables. Frequently, haiku poems are written about nature, or the seasons, but they don’t have to be. For more ideas, check out some of these fun poetry books that feature haikus! Read More

Celebrate National Unicorn Day on April 9, 2022

Stories about unicorns are amazing, but there’s more! Kitty-corns, nerdy-corns, bestie-corns and mermi-corns, alien unicorns, imposter unicorns, and even some unicorns who don’t seem, at first glance, very unicorny. Check out these fun books featuring exceptional, adorable characters learning to be true to their inner unicorns. Read More

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day

Ms. Eudora Brown Almond believed that doctors, including her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond, deserved to be recognized and celebrated for their hard work. In 1933, she began a tradition of saying “thank you” to doctors on March 30 with cards and red carnations – a celebration we continue today. Learn more about doctors, and help celebrate National Doctors’ Day, by reading some of these great stories about doctors, below. Read More

March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day

A butterfly begins life as a tiny egg. Within a week, the egg hatches into a caterpillar. The caterpillar eats leaves and flowers until it’s much, much bigger, and then develops a shell, called a chrysalis, that protects the caterpillar while it morphs into a butterfly. Chrysalises can often be found hanging under leaves or branches. After 10-15 days, a beautiful butterfly emerges! For more information about butterflies, check out our collection of nonfiction butterfly books, below. Read More