Need some books for the month of May? Here are some of my favorite kids books to read during the month of May with my students.
Get ready to encourage your students to read for enjoyment with these fun titles for kindergarten-3rd grade students.
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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 too.
May Books for Classrooms
- Everything Spring is a nonfiction book that features amazing real-life photographs and shares about the changes that happen in the spring.
- 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.
- Marco’s Cinco De Mayo Share about Cinco De Mayo with students while enjoying the fun that Marco has on this special day.
- Celebrating Cinco De Mayo is a great option to share with children about the purpose of Cinco De Mayo.
5 Memorial Day Books
- America the Beautiful is a book celebrating America’s landmarks, national parks, and so much more! It shares so much information about America. It would be a great book for a research tool if your students are learning about America.
- What Does It Mean to Be American? Teach children about unity, diversity, and the historic values of being an American.
- Memorial Day is a book for younger children about the meaning of Memorial Day. It features rhymes and rhythm that all children enjoy.
- Memorial Day by Pebble Books is a nonfiction option that is great for the classroom! It talks about the importance of remembering the brave men and women that have fought for our freedoms.
- The Poppy Lady Learn about Moina Belle Michael and her tribute to American soldiers. She was the force behind the red poppy becoming the symbol to remember soldiers.
Books About Life Cycles
Spring is the perfect time to talk about life cycles because most of them start as the weather warms. Life cycles can captivate students and can easily be brought into the classroom. Hatching chicks, collecting frog eggs, and planting seeds are some of my favorite things to do in the classroom.
- From Tadpole to Frog is a great nonfiction book about the life cycle of a frog. It shows students all the stages in drawn illustrations and gives them simple vocabulary to learn about this animal.
- Where Do Chicks Come From? is a great option to share with children about the chicken life cycle. It is important to share accurate information with children and this book does a great job at keeping it simple and accurate.
- How a Seed Grows is a good book to read to children about the life cycle of a seed. This books focuses on an acorn growing into an oak tree.
- A Nest Full of Eggs is a nonfiction story about the life cycle of birds. It focues on robins and shows children a full year of life for a robin.
- A Butterfly’s Life Cycle is a nonfiction title about the life cycle of butterflies. It has real-life photographs to really show children the stages of the butterfly.
Do you have any May books that you love and read in your classroom? Please drop a comment below with the titles for us to add the books to our library!