April Links


poetry monthApril is National Poetry Month. Check out these sites to create your own poems:

The Poetry Zone
Giggle Poetry

Haiku Poetry day is April 17. Check out the Guyku Club!
April 27 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Visit this website to download poems for your pocket!

laughing child April is also National Humor Month.

Check out these sites for some good laughs!

Kids Jokes

April FoolsApril 1 is April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day Facts
Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes
April Fool's Day Quiz



April 2 is the birthdate of Hans Christian Andersen. Since 1967 it has also been celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

To learn about the Hans Christian Andersen award, click here.

Look for these Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales at your school or public library:

The Ugly Duckling
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Princess and the Pea
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Little Mermaid

April 12 is Beverly Cleary's birthday. Don't forget to "Drop Everything and Read"! Visit the "Drop Everything and Read" official website.

Be sure to have plenty of books on hand!

library April is school library month.
Visit your school library as often as you can this month!

National Library Week is April 9 - 15.
This year's theme is "Libraries Transform".

April is National Autism Month. To learn more about autism, click here.


Do you like books about horses? Check out books by Marguerite Henry at your school or public library.



April 22 is Earth Day.

Check out Planet for lots of fun activities.


Passover begins at sunset on
April 11. To learn more about this Jewish holiday, click here.

April 27 is "Tell a Story Day". Read Kate Messner's book How to Read a Story.

planting a treeApril 28 is Arbor Day.

Classroom activities
from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Crafts and activities from DTLK


Author Birthdays in April

Sandra Boynton - April 3
Beverly Cleary - April 12
Patricia Reilly Giff - April 26 - video - biography
Ron Roy - April 29