April 2019 Book List
April showers bring May flowers! Here are a couple of books that are all about rain:
Rain! by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson
The little boy in the green frog hat enjoys a rainy day! He happily hops and bops around as the rain pours down. But the grumpy old man doesn’t like the rain. Can the little boy turn the man’s day around?
Let It Rain! by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Spring is here, and so is the rain! This sweet story celebrates this transformative time as the rain comes down and the flowers bloom.
Did you know April 4 is World Rat Day? What better way to celebrate this unusual holiday than with a book:
Raffie on the Run by Jacqueline Resnick, illustrated by Joe Sutphin
Raffie the rat sets out on an adventure to find his lost brother. Set in New York City, this quirky story shows the true importance of friendship and highlights how everyone can be a hero.
April 15 is World Art Day. Here are a few books to get the creative juices flowing:
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
It’s okay to make mistakes, because a mistake can turn into something beautiful! Using art as the perfect example, this charming book shows how a simple mistake can take a positive turn.
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti doesn’t think she’s an artist. She sits in her art class and doesn’t know what to paint. Frustrated, she quickly paints a big dot on her paper. To her surprise, this small piece of work leads her to a world of creativity.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
When Duncan opens his crayon box, he discovers that none of his crayons are there. They have left letters saying that they are fed up with coloring – the blue crayon is tired of being water and the orange and yellow are fighting over who is actually the color of the sun! Will Duncan ever be able to color again?
April 22 is Earth Day! Celebrate our incredible planet with these books:
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants by Bonnie Worth, illustrated by Aristides Ruiz
Learn about the various aspects of plant life in this introduction to the science of plants. Readers are introduced to concepts such as photosynthesis, pollination and how a seed turns into a flower.
Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre
A poetic letter to Earth thanking the planet for its beautiful landscapes, nature and ability to give and sustain life.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
The garden is home to flowers, plants and a whole world of animals. But what lies underneath the garden? Earthworms, snakes and underground animals call it home! This fascinating book shows what’s going on above and below our gardens.
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