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April Book Round Up

April Book Round Up

It is such a double win when you can use the same tactics and tricks at home as you do in your classroom. Double the results, but not the work!

Ever since both kids were little we had a book box that I would fill with books that tie in with the month. We do it at home, but I loved doing this for my students, too!

Now when the month rolls over I am always excited to share what we put in our book box with YOU!

As March leaves us and April takes its place, it can only mean one thing: It's time for another book round up, and you guessed it, I just had to pull out my book box.

Spring Time Books:
Spring Stinks
Little Blue Truck's Springtime
Worm Weather
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
When Spring Comes
And Then It's Spring

Spring Animals Books:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar
The Very Impatient Caterpillar
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
The Caterpillar and the Pollywog
Inchworm and a Half
Snail and Worm
Are You a Butterfly?
The Boy Who Lost His Bumble
Are You a Bee?

Are You A Bee? is another adorable April favorite. It pairs well with the plants and animal units that are popular in April, and it's also part of the "Are You A ...?" series. So if you like it, there's more to explore, but this one I made lesson plans for: Are you a Bee?

Easter Books:
How to Catch the Easter Bunny
There was an Old Lady That Swallowed a Chick!
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
The Great Eggscape

Of course April is an egg-citing month, so I made up some great activities to reuse those plastic eggs.

Most of these activities don’t require many supplies, a lot of them will use things you already have, and your students are going to love all of them!

I've got the blog post handy for you, click on over!

Earth Day Books:
The Earth Book
What if Everybody Did That?
King Leonard's Teddy
On Earth

My son Nick was also born on April 22nd, Earth day, and he has always loved getting to share a holiday with his birthday. It was an easy segue to reading lots of great Earth Day books and doing things together to help the planet.

Our most read book is probably King Leonard's Teddy. A wonderful book all about reducing, reusing, and recycling, which is perfect for Earth Day!

I hope this blog post has given you some inspiration for the month! If you choose to make a monthly book box (or if you do something else cool) I would love to hear about it in my Facebook group for primary school teachers.

Wishing you a warm and happy start to Spring!

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