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15 April Children’s Books for the Classroom

April is the month of new beginnings and growth, plus so many fun holidays! Encourage reading for enjoyment with these fun titles for kindergarten-3rd grade students.

Read about Earth Day, Easter, and so much more on this booklist for April.

20 April books for elementary students about Arbor Day, Earth Day, April Fool's Day, Easter, and spring

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These books are both fiction and nonfiction, silly and serious! Most would make great read-aloud books, but some lend themselves to independent reading or educational projects.

Let’s take a look:


April Books for Elementary Students

  • Everything Spring is a nonfiction book that features amazing real-life photographs and shares about the changes that happen in the spring.
  • Spring is Here is a cute story about Mole and Bear. Mole can tell that spring is coming but Bear is still sleeping. Mole tries many things to wake Bear, but he is sound asleep.
  • April Foolishness is a silly book about April Fool’s Day on the farm. Can the grandkids trick Grandpa? He is staying cool and collected so far.
  • Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt is a story that shows children what is happening above the ground and below it. There are a lot of crucial critters that live below the ground that help our plants grow and our gardens be successful!
  • I am Spring is a nonfiction book that takes children through the changes that happen in the spring. It also has nonfiction photos to share with children.
20 April books for elementary students about Arbor Day, Earth Day, April Fool's Day, Easter, and spring

5 April Books

  • April Fool! Watch Out School! Join Gilbert for some April Fool’s fun at school. Gilbert wants to trick his friends but he seems to be the only one getting tricked!
  • Arthur’s April Fool Join Arthur on April Fool’s Day as he tries to do magic tricks for the school assembly. I love Arthur books for their kid-friendly storylines that are really relatable.
  • Arbor Day Tree is written for young children to learn about the Arbor Day. Your students will love the rhymes and pictures while reading about saving trees.
  • Arbor Day Book is a nonfiction title that shares tons of information about this holiday. I would use this with older students due to the vocabulary. It also features great real-life images to show children.
  • Arbor Day has a great back story that I just love! It is written by a teacher about her class tradition of planting a tree but she didn’t really know why they planted a tree every year. So she wrote this book to inform students and teachers about this tradition and holiday.
20 April books for elementary students about Arbor Day, Earth Day, April Fool's Day, Easter, and spring

5 Books for Earth Day

  • Earth Day Every Day is an encouraging book about taking care of Earth all the time not just on one day. Teach children about the importance of taking care of our planet and making them aware of things that can be done.
  • I Am Earth is an educational book with Earth as your guide. Children will learn information about our planet in a simple format for young students.
  • What If Everybody Did That? I love this book for students! It does a great job explaining that we must make choices for ourselves and not follow the pack. Taking care of the planet is important and we can’t leave it for everyone else.
  • Earth Ninja is a cute book about informing children about the importance of reducing use, reusing items, and recycling things when you can.
  • What a Waste shares ways that children can make a difference when they recycle and take care of our planet. It shares information on how people are making a difference in the ocean and other areas that were hit hard with pollution.
20 April books for elementary students about Arbor Day, Earth Day, April Fool's Day, Easter, and spring

Books About Easter

  • How to Catch the Easter Bunny is another fun book from the How To Catch series. These books are great if you want to incorporate some STEM projects into your class.
  • Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure is a cute story about Pete the Cat and his Easter adventure bumping into the Easter bunny. Will Pete be helpful or a hinderance?
  • The Easter Egg is a story about Hoppi trying to make the best Easter egg but he stumbles upon a little robin’s egg that has fallen out of the nest. Hoppi keeps it warm until it hatches and the Easter Rabbit has a special surprise for him.
  • Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter is a silly story about turkey wanting to enter the egg hunt but he has to be a human. The barnyard friends help him come up with disguises, but will any of them be good enough?
  • The Night Before Easter is a spin on The Night Before Christmas and students love it. With its rhymes and humor your students will want you to read it again and again.
20 April books for elementary students about Arbor Day, Earth Day, April Fool's Day, Easter, and spring

Do you have any good April books that you read in your classroom? Please drop a comment below with the titles for me!

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