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April’s Reading Themes

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April is here and so is our great monthly Reading Plan full of Books for your homeschool!  

This reading plan for the month really keeps us happy and learning at home. There are many things you can expand on from these topics for learning like crafts or book reports or even drawing pictures of the stories or making up their own endings for them! I hope they help you in some small way. We utilize our Library by making requests for the books in advance, and you can read more about that in this post here. I like to put these topics on my calendar that also has my meal plans on it for the month, and I choose which topic will go in what week. Sometimes we get a mix of all 5 themes of books from the library and read them anytime throughout the month. Enjoy!



Over on a Mountain Somewhere in the World by Marianne Berkes

When I was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

First To The Top by David Hill ~ Sir Edward Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure

To the Top!: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain by Sydelle Kramer




Interactive Coloring: Designs for Spring, Activites for Easter, Earth Day & More by TpT (3, 4, 5, 6 grades)

Math Fact Coloring Including; Spring Math, Easter Math, Earth Day Math and More by TpT (1,2,3,4,5 grades)

If you Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay

It’s Spring by Linda Glaser

The Listening Walk by Paul Showers

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Ava’s Poppy by Marcus Pfister

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner



What Makes a Rainbow? by Betty Schwartz

Science Matters RAINBOWS by David Whitfield

The Colors of a Rainbow by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by

Ruby’s Rainbow by Grosset and Dunlap

Rainbow LEARN TO READ BOOKS by Marion Dane Bauer

Chasing Rainbows (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe


Earth Day

Earth Day Mini Unit from TpT

The Lorax by Dr.Suess

What does it mean to be Green? By Rana DiOrio

Earth Day Hooray! by Stewart Murphy

Compost Stew by  MaryMckenna Siddals

Jump in Science: Dirt by Steve Tomeck

Earth Day Escapade Nacy Drew and the Clue Crew #18 by Carolynn Keene


Rain Forest

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest by Lynne Cherry

A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt

Over in the Jungle by Marianne Berkes

Tropical Rain Forest by Donald Sliver

We’re Roaming the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs

If I Ran the Rain Forest: All About Rain Forests by Bonnie Worth

Nature’s Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests by Gail Gibbons

A Rainforest Habitat by Molly Aloian



I sure hope this month’s list of books and learning packs that I have chosen will be a great resource for your homeschool learning for the next few weeks.  You can also find out how we store our books for the month, and so much more, in this post here, which is our homeschool space tour!


Have a great day full of books and fun!


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