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Months: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about months?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to months. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about months.

Our list includes board books and picture books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about months can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

In this beloved classic, Maurice Sendak blends his signature artwork with rhymes you’ll want to read over and over—in every season.

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Around the Year
Written by Elsa Beskow
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Delightful verses and delicate, playful illustrations take young children through the special joys of each month of the year, from icy February to the green shoots of April, the red poppies of July, September’s apples and the delights of December.

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Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!
Written by Theo LeSieg and Dr. Seuss
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Dr. Seuss imagines a day when all your wishes come true in this classic Beginner Book. Octember the First is the day on which all your most outlandish wishes come true. If March is too dusty and April too gusty, if May is too early and June is too soon, just try to remember the first of Octember, when whatever you are hoping to get will be yours! From a balloon pool in the sky to a pickle tree in your backyard, Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! is a wildly silly story that will have readers laughing–and wishing–out loud. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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Long Night Moon
Written by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Mark Siegel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?

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Twelve Hats for Lena
Written & illustrated by Karen Katz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Can you make a hat for each month of the year?

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  • One Lighthouse, One Moon - Here, in one book, are the days of the week, the months of the year, the four seasons, the basic colors, and an exciting counting adventure – all conceived, staged, and presented by the incomparable Anita Lobel. You can savor each of the three stories separately or think of them as three acts in one play. However you do it, a standing ovation is guaranteed! 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2000 (NY Times Book Review) 01 Riverbank Review Magazine’s Children’s Books of Distinction Award Nominations

  • Daytime Nighttime, All Through the Year - Gorgeous, detailed artwork accompanies the information about the lives of animals throughout the seasons, revealing the diverse ways that some animals are active during at night while others are active during the day. If you are looking to find books for children about nocturnal animals that make learning fun, then this is perfect! Children in classrooms and at home will be inspired to appreciate the world around us!”While you are sleeping and when you arise, animals everywhere lead busy lives. Winter or summer, and all the year through, let’s take a look at what some of them do.” Eagles fish for breakfast, bats eat mouthfuls of mosquitoes, squirrels busily gather acorns, and cougars quietly prowl through snow. Diane’s delightful rhyming verses depict the diverse lives of two animals for each month of the year–one animal that’s active for time during the day and another active at nighttime, for a total of 24 fascinating critters. Andrea gives her water color paintings a stylized flair by employing her own unique digital technique.Backmatter Includes: Explore More for Kids: matching game with the animals in this book!Explore More for Teachers & Parents: Further information on the animals in this book. Activities and discussion for teachable moments.

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  • Turtle in July - An illustrated collection about the activities of particular animals in each month of the year.

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