Books and Literature
Preschool Activities and Crafts


Themes > Books, Children's Picture Books, Literature
Related themes > Biographies | Fables | Fairy Tales | Inventions Kids Love | Nursery Rhymes | Online Story time 

Come and have fun with picture books for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and adaptable for first grade.  Visit a subject to find recommended children's literature tied to activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed.  You will find lesson plans, crafts, printable activities, and related resources. Age recommendations are indicated next to the title, but many books may be used earlier or later based on your own judgment.

Theme

Book recommendation and activities
Please note that many titles are available in e-book format to read / listen online or video on YouTube

Art Appreciation & Visual Arts
Alphabet
All About Me
Character Education
Animals (or Animal Characters)
Apes (chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan and gibbon):

Chicken | Hen, chicks or rooster:

Dinosaurs:
Dog or puppy - Pets: 
Mouse theme picture books activities:
  • Whale - fish - shark > Finbo (3+) [read online] 
Back to School
First Day of School
  • Chrysanthemum (4+) first day of school - getting along - my teacher [video]
  • The Kissing Hand (4+) first day of school, separation anxiety [video]
Biographies
Colors
Community Helpers
Fairy Tales & Fables
(includes fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales & legends)
  • Fables > various to read or print online
  • Fairy tales > folk tales, classical stories, legends > various to read or print online
Holidays
Music - songs
Numbers
Nursery Rhymes
Nutrition
Outer space

Plants - Growing Things

Safety
Seasons
Shapes
Sports
Toys
Transportation

Weather

 

Printable Bookmarks to Make

Printable Bookmarks to Make
Learn shapes, and other concepts with these bookmark crafts

Literacy Events

  • March 2nd > Read Across America (info.)
  • April > 
    School Library Media Month (info.)
    National Library Week (info.)
  • May > National Children's Book Week
  • July 28th > Children's Author > Beatrix Potter's Birthday
  • September >
     Library Month Sign-up Card (info.)
    Sept. 8 - International Literacy Day- UNESCO (info.)
  • October > International School Library Month (info.)
Links

Children's Literature Resources | Links
Books, books!  What can I read today?