April Links


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


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 Anderson. Since 1967 it has also been celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

Look for these Hans Christian Anderson 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

EasterThis year the Christian holiday of Easter will be celebrated on
April 17.

Visit the DLTK website for lots of fun Easter activities. Easter egg

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!

April is Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals Month. Visit the ASPCA website.

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.

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



April is Autism Acceptance Month. To learn more about autism,

planting a tree
April 30 is ArborDay.


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