My selection is "Days to Celebrate: a full year of poetry, people, holidays, history, fascinating facts, and more" written and edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins with illustrations by Stephen Alcorn.
Hopkins has collected poems in an almanac style anthology that is arranged month by month and includes an assortment of facts both well-known and obscure, dates, famous people, and holidays together with an eclectic mix of details about the month. Events range from Mother's Day to Edward Lear's birthday (which is celebrated appropriately with a pair of limericks). Alcorn's ink and watercolor illustrations provide a lovely continuity from beginning to end.
An index of titles, first lines and authors completes the work.