Cure that Spring Fever by lounging in the sunshine with a good book, because April is a reading packed month with holidays to celebrate like, International Children’s Book Day, National Library Worker’s Day, and World Book Day! We’ve compiled a list of fantastic kids books, story books, picture books, and interactive books that will have your kid excited to turn the page! With these great stories to tickle spines, cracking open a book on a Spring Day will feel like a novel idea. Check out our list and tell your little bookworm, the weekend’s all booked!
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50 Children’s Books For All Ages
The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol, by Mark Even
Hidden under a pile of coats, on an old coat rack in the attic, is a mysterious parasol. Little do three young cousins know that the parasol is enchanted and when held over the shoulder and twirled in the sunshine it has powers that are beyond their reason. In Mark Even’s debut novel in the Dragonstone Story series, The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol, Gina is transported into Storyworld, where things are quite different indeed and she is escorted by a man known only as The Valet. As each child takes a turn to enter the magical land, they experience amazing adventures they could only have dreamed of, attending a party in a castle or flying through space. And for Mandy, it is the discovery that she is a witch. But when an evil sorceress, Loganna, is freed from her captivity things go from harmless adventures to a fight to save their family legacy that will require all of their courage.
Picks up as Mandy Mandez and her extended family embrace their new-found magical powers. The family finds an ally inside the F.B.I. and begins to leverage their magic to fight crime until they encounter an evil wizard with an unquenchable thirst for power and money. When Mandy is taken prisoner, she has to try and withstand his power or succumb to the temptation of becoming a dark wizard herself.
Harrison Waits, by Missy Hagen
Harrison Waits is a wonderful story about a young boy who is anxiously waiting for … what? See how Harrison patiently passes the time while he anticipates the arrival of something special he has been looking forward to for a long time. Will it be worth the wait? Can Harrison find enough to do to keep himself busy while waiting?
Frank Lloyd Wright used basic geometric shapes as the foundation for his modern architecture. Learn your basic shapes alongside this famous architect with My First Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright Board Book from Mudpuppy. Each chapter tab focuses on one of three basics shapes: circle, square, or triangle.
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs: 100+ Recipes that You’ll Love to Cook and Eat, by America’s Test Kitchen
For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America’s Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!
Mix It Up, by Hervé Tullet’s
Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about combining colors in a fun and imaginative way. A mess free way to learn about transforming colors and following directions: Accept Hervé Tullet’s irresistible invitation to mix it up in a dazzling adventure of whimsy and wonder. Follow the artist’s simple instructions and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader’s imagination. In Mix It Up! Tullet sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page.
Books for Baby – Preschool Age Children
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
Love Makes a Family Board book – Illustrated, December 24, 2018 by Sophie Beer (Author)
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
Books for Preschool – Elementary School Age Children
Saturday by Oge Mora
The Day the Crayons Quit Hardcover by Drew Daywalt
The Gruffalo Paperback by Julia Donaldson
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom and Brendan Wenzel
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick by Drew Daywalt and David Spencer
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
Little Bunny Follows His Nose by Katherine Howard
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman and Marla Frazee
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Books for Elementary School Age Children
The Book with No Pictures Hardcover by B. J. Novak
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children s Book) by Jill Twiss , Marlon Bundo
Rosie Revere, Engineer Part of: The Questioneers: Picture Books (5 Books) by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
The One and Only Ivan Book 1 of 2: The One and Only Ivan Series by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow
Books for Middle School Students
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends, 1) Book 1 of 7: Chester Cricket and His Friends by George Selden and Garth Williams
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
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