April is Poetry Month

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry often made up of 17 syllables spread across three lines. The first and third lines typically have five syllables, while the second line has seven syllables. Frequently, haiku poems are written about nature, or the seasons, but they don’t have to be. For more ideas, check out some of these fun poetry books that feature haikus! Read More

Kindness Counts! Collections

These 20 book collections, celebrating the importance of being kind, caring, trustworthy and responsible, have been curated in English for grades K – 8, and in Spanish for grades K – 5: 20 books: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade (English)   20 books: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade (Spanish)… Read More

Celebrate National Unicorn Day on April 9, 2022

Stories about unicorns are amazing, but there’s more! Kitty-corns, nerdy-corns, bestie-corns and mermi-corns, alien unicorns, imposter unicorns, and even some unicorns who don’t seem, at first glance, very unicorny. Check out these fun books featuring exceptional, adorable characters learning to be true to their inner unicorns. Read More

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day

Ms. Eudora Brown Almond believed that doctors, including her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond, deserved to be recognized and celebrated for their hard work. In 1933, she began a tradition of saying “thank you” to doctors on March 30 with cards and red carnations – a celebration we continue today. Learn more about doctors, and help celebrate National Doctors’ Day, by reading some of these great stories about doctors, below. Read More

Bookelicious Presents John Schu Live!

Children’s book author, librarian, and former elementary school teacher John Schu brings book joy to students and educators at student assemblies and professional development sessions.  To download a shareable PDF, please click here. Read More

Teacher Talk Tuesday: Beyond Poetry Month

JoEllen McCarthy and Roderick Peele share a collection of some of their favorite books to invite the limitless possibilities for using poetry. Explore their list of inspiring mentor texts, authors, and picture books that are sure to touch the minds and hearts of your readers and writers all year long. Read More