April is a month to Celebrate!

Let's start with April Fool's Day

Do you have any April Fool's Day books in your library? How about "April Foolishness" by Teresa Bateman or "April Fool's Fun" by Mary Hirsch? Now would be a good time to have your students search the online catalog for joke books! If you search for "April Fools" in Kids Search, will you find the history?

Earth Day is April 22.

Read "The Lorax" and then go to to Seussville for "The Lorax Project." There are discussion questions, resources and more. "The Lorax Project" can be found under Educators.

Read "Our Earth: Helping Out" found in Bookflix under the theme Earth and Sky.

Search in Searchasaurus for Earth Day. Be sure to select your lexile level before you search!

Search www.readwritethink.org for earth day. You can find lesson plans and activities for all grade levels.

Perform a search in ISearch. Note the different subjects related to earth day. You can narrow by environmental protection, global warming and more. There are results under every tab for your different grade levels.

Points of View Reference has two topics to explore. Earth & Environment and Energy & Conservation are good starting points.

School Library Month!

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Find lesson plans for April Celebrations in AASL's lesson plan database.

ReadWriteThink has library lessons too!

If you search ReadWriteThink for library and then narrow by lesson plans, you will get 262 results!

National Poetry Month

World Book Kids has a new look. Did you know that if you click on Activities, and then Write it Down, that you can get the directions for writing a Shape Poem? Sounds like fun!

Perform a basic search in World Book Kids for poetry. Your first result is called Poetry. Click on the encyclopedia article and explore the contents. Be sure to click on the tabs at the top for more information.

Get your younger students involved by introducing them to Nursery rhymes.

Go to Early World of Learning and click on the frog in the lower right screen.

Perform a search for poet in ISearch. Your results will contain famous poets along with the meaning of a "poet laureate" and STEM has an article called "Poetry activates the brain in the same way music does, study says."

Search ReadWriteThink for poetry. There are 315 total results! Try searching for poets by name such as "Langston Hughes" to find specific lesson plans.