As seems to always be the situation for me, there are too many good books and too little time to read them! And because this April there are many fascinating themes to consider, I’m including a variety of titles that will appeal to readers of all ages and persuasions. Enjoy!
Books by the Bunch for Poetry Month
National Poetry Month is the perfect time to explore poetry with children of all ages.
Poetry Speaks to Children by Various Authors (cd included)
Give Yourself to the Rain: Poems for the Very Young by Margaret Wise Brown
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George
Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein
We Are America by Walter Dean Myers
Guyku: a Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
Mirror Mirror a Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer
Set Sail with Sea-Worthy Tales
April 15th commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Unsinkable: Titanic Book One by Gordon Korman
Iceberg Right Ahead: the Tragedy of the Titanicby Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Kaspar the Titanic Cat by Michael Morpugo
Magic Treehouse: Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne
T is for Titanic: a Titanic Alphabet by Debbie Shoulders
Voyage on the Great Titanic: the Diary of Margaret Ann Brady by Ellen Emerson White
If You Love the Lorax, These Books are for You!
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with these green reads.
Annie Glover is Not a Tree Lover by Darleen Bailey Beard
OK Go by Carin Berger
Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Pants by Diane DeGroat
Flush by Carl Hiaasen
The Earth Book by Todd Parr
Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kathleen M. Reilly
–Lynn H., CADL Youth Services Specialist