April Monthly Activities

Monthly Activities

Websites to Explore

  • Between the Lions - This website associated with the PBS show features games, activities, and resources for emerging readers.
  • Reading is Fundamental - This children's literacy organization has activity ideas for parents, articles for educators and stories and games for kids. Be sure to check out the reading activity calendars!
  • Storyline Online - At Storyline Online you can listen to Screen Actors Guild members read children's books aloud, accompanied by the book illustrations.

Books to Read

  • 10-Minute Puppets by Noel MacNeal
  • Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures photographs by Joel Sartore, Photo Ark creator; words by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess and Deanna Nikaido
  • Baby Cakes by Theo Heras
  • Baby Loves to Party! by Wednesday Kirwan
  • A Big Surprise for Little Card by Charise Mericle Harper; illustrated by Anna Raff
  • Birds by Carme Lemniscates
  • Birds by Kevin Henkes
  • Blobfish Throws a Party by Miranda Paul; illustrated by Maggie Caton
  • Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day= celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros by Pat Mora; illustrated by Rafael López
  • The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  • The Boy & the Book: A Wordless Story by David Michael Slater; illustrated by Bob Kolar
  • Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
  • Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro; illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
  • A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers; illustrated by Sam Winston
  • Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Adam Rex
  • Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share by Molly Bang
  • The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta; illustrated by Rob Bolster
  • Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
  • The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
  • Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker by Jessica Ahlberg
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce; illustrated by William Joyce & Joe Bluhm
  • Flora and the Chicks: A Counting Book by Molly Idle
  • Help! We Need a Title! by Hervé Tullet
  • The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla
  • Hooray for Books by Brian Won
  • I am a Story by Dan Yaccarino
  • Inside This Book: (Are Three Books) by Barney Saltzberg
  • Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies written and selected by Patrick Lewis; illustrated by Johanna Wright
  • The Library Book by Tom Chapin & Michael Mark; illustrated by Chuck Groenink
  • The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy; illustrated by Michael P. White
  • Little Kids First Big Book of Science by Kathleen Zoehfeld
  • Little Poems for Tiny Ears by Lin Oliver
  • LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
  • Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
  • Make Way for Readers by Judy Sierra; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • Manners with a Library Book by Amanda Doering Tourville
  • Max & Ruby's Preschool Pranks by Rosemary Wells
  • Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose by Leo & Diane Dillon
  • My First Passover Board Book by Clare Lister
  • My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts by David McPhail
  • The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin; illustrated by Scott Magoon
  • Passover: Festival of Freedom by Monique Polak
  • A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • The Reader by Amy Hest; illustrated by Lauren Castillo
  • Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Meg Hunt
  • Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr
  • Read It, Don't Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr
  • Read to Your Bunny by Rosemary Wells
  • Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
  • Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist by Mike Allegra
  • Sock Puppet Theater presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff: a Make & Play Production by Christopher L. Harbo
  • Surf's Up by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Daniel Miyares
  • This is Not a Picture Book! by Sergio Ruzzier
  • Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
  • We Are In a Book! by Mo Willems
  • Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox; illustrated by Leslie Staub
  • Wild About Books by Judy Sierra; illustrated by Marc Brown

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Original artwork by Helen Correll