September means getting into the full swing of the new school year! Brush up on your reading skills with these books to celebrate everything in September!
|September: Classical Music Month!|
|September is a month to celebrate classical music! But try not to wreak as much havoc as Pecorino!|
|September 8: International Literacy Day|
|Celebrate the importance of literacy by taking a trip to the library with young Lola!|
|September 10: Grandparents’ Day|
|It’s a wonderful priviledge to have caring Grandparents in your life! If you’re lucky enough to have some in your life, give them a great big hug today, in honor of Grandparents’ Day!|
|September 11: 9/11 Remebrance Day|
|September 11, 2001 is a very sad day in the history of the United States. It will be a sensitive topic to discuss in class for many years to come.
TumbleBooks debated which book to present in our newsletter on this date, and finally chose the TumbleTune “The More We Get Together”.
This choice is not to make light of the historical importance of the day. Rather, we chose this book to show the light in the world… the light that will never fade as long as there’s love, friendship, and unity in the world.
|September 12: Born on this Day: Jesse Owens (1913-1980)|
|Jesse Owens was an American track and field star who was born on September 12, 1913.
He inspired a nation by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games, in Germany.
Although we don’t have a book about him right now, we thought you might like a book about another African American athlete: the baseball-superstar, Josh Gibson.
|September 13: National Peanut Day!|
|Peanuts are a tasty and versatile legume! But unfortunately they’re not for everyone. Some people have such severe allergies to peanuts, that they’ve been banned from many schools and other public places.
So while today is a day to celebrate the modest peanut, we should also take the time to raise allergy awareness with the TumbleBooks classic “No Nuts For Me!“.
|September 16: Mexican Independence Day!|
|September 16th is the date when the Mexican War for Independence was triggered.
Also known as “The Cry of Dolores”: the day when a priest from a town called Dolores rang his church’s bell as a call to arms.
Themes of finding independence and affirming your true identity are mirrored in “The Best Mariachi in the World”: Gustavo wants nothing more than to be in a Mariachi band, but has trouble finding his place until one day, he finds his voice!
|September 19: National Talk Like A Pirate Day!|
|Aarrrr, me mateys! Did ye be knowin’ that this day, ’tis a day like no other? Aarrr!!
Aye! On the 19th day of ol’ September, we be talkin’ like yon pirates, matey! Aarr!!
|September 21: International Day of Peace|
|Joseph is a young boy who was displaced from his homeland by war, and found a new home in America, as a refugee.
He is a cheerful and determined little boy, who flourishes amid new experiences, challenges, and finding friendship in his new home.
On the International Day of Peace, Joseph serves as a beacon of hope for younger generations as well as old.
|September 22: Autumnal Equinox|
|Fall is here! The days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting cooler.
Are you ready for winter? I hope so! “Tops and Bottoms” is a playful re-telling of the Grasshopper and the Ant, where the lazy bear takes advantage of the resourceful hare, until he learns his lesson the hard way.
|September 23: Dogs in Politics Day!|
|President Obama had “Bo”, and the two Presidents Bush had “Millie” and “Barney” respectively.
Dogs are “man’s best friend” because they keep us grounded, and show us what unconditional love looks like! So it’s rather reassuring to know that the people who hold the most power in the world have a trusty pup by their side!
In “War Dogs” we follow British Prime Minister Winston Churchill through the trials and tribulations of the Second World War through the eyes and ears of his faithful compainion: a poodle named Rufus!
|September 26: National Good Neighbor Month (or Neighbour!)|
|Neighbors – or Neighbours (there’s that Candian spelling again!) – come in all types and sizes!
In the animal world you might have a honey bee hive in a tree near a sparrow nest.
Or, neighbors might be two apartments side by side on the 45th floor!
And, of course they can also be two houses side by side.
But on a GRAND scale, the United States and Canada are the BIGGEST and BEST neighbors around! Through thick and thin… we’ve always been there to lend each other a cup of sugar… (so to speak!)
So take a trip and go just a little “crazy“! Check out your neighbour to the north, or your neighbor to south!
|September 29: World Heart Day|
|On World Heart Day we celebrate the importance of heart health!
Check out this National Geographic video that outlines how the heart works to keep the blood puping in your veins.
Keep Reading All School Year Long!