Holidays and Books for April 9 – April 13

April 9


Cherish an Antique Day

Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio Museum, by Zach Rock 

Once Upon a Memory, written by Nina Laden | illustrated by Renata Liwska 


Name Yourself Day

My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? written by Jennifer Fosberry | illustrated by Mike Litwin 

The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi 


Unicorn Day

Thelma the Unicorn, by Aaron Blabey


April 10


Encourage a Young Writer Day

Dear Dragon, written by Josh Funk | illustrated by Rodolfo Montalvo 

Exclamation Mark, written by Amy Krause Rosenthal | illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld 

Little Red Writing, written by Joan Holub | illustrated by Melissa Sweet


Farm Animals Day

Chicken Big, by Keith Graves 

George the Hero Hound, by Jeffrey Ebberley 

What’s Up with this Chicken?, written by Jane Sutton | illustrated by Peter J. Welling 


National Library Workers Day

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, by Jeanette Winter

Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia, by Jeanette Winter

Bunny’s Book Club, written by Annie Silvestro | illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Library Day, by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, by Lisa Papp

The Midnight Library, by Kazuno Kohara

Waiting for the Biblioburro, written by Monica Brown | illustrated by John Parra


National Siblings Day

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, written by Michael Kaplan | illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an All-Brother Baseball Team, written by Audrey Vernick | illustrated by Steven Salerno

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors, written by Chris Barton | illustrated by Tony Persiani

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race, by Maxwell Eaton III

Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation, written by Ted Staunton |illustrated by Mika Song 

Hug it Out, by Louis Thomas 

I Am a Big Brother, by Caroline Jayne Church

It’s Great Being a Dad, written by Dan Bar-el| illustrated by Gina Perry

Mela and the Elephant, written by Dow Phumiruk | illustrated by Ziyue Chen

Mommy, Baby, and Me, written by Linda Elovitz Marshall | illustrated by Ged Adamson

More Blueberries!, written by Susan Musgrave | illustrated by Esperança Melo 

My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito, written by / escrito por Amada Irma Pérez | illustrated by / ilustrado por Maya Christina Gonzalez

Piggies in Pajamas, written by Michelle Meadows | illustrated by Ard Hoyt 

Pigs and a Blanket, by James Burks 

Sister Day, written by Lisa Mantchev | illustrated by Sonia Sánchez 

Sisters & Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World, by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page


April 11


National Pet Day

Carson Crosses Canada, written by Linda Bailey | illustrated by Kass Reich 

A Cat Like That, by Wendy Wahman 

Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown 

Daisy Gets Lost, by Chris Raschka 

Don’t Lick the Dog, by Wendy Wahman 

Douglas, You Need Glasses!, by Ged Adamson 

Excellent Ed, written by Stacy McAnulty | illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach

George the Hero Hound, by Jeffrey Ebbeler 

If I Had a Gryphon, written by Vikki Vansickle | illustrated by Cale Atkinson 

Mommy, Baby, and Me, written by Linda Elovitz Marshall | illustrated by Ged Adamson

My Pet Book, by Bob Staake

The Octopuppy, by Martin McKenna

The Perfect Dog, by Kevin O’Malley 

Pippa & Percival, Pancake & Poppy: Four Peppy Puppies, written by Deborah Diesen | illustrated by Grace Zong 

Pirate’s Perfect Pet, written by Beth Ferry | illustrated by Matt Meyers 

Seed Man, by Aiko Ikegami

Shark Dog!, by Ged Adamson 


Bookmobile Day

Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia, by Jeanette Winter

Waiting for the Biblioburro, written by Monica Brown | illustrated by John Parra


April 12


Big Wind Day

When the Wind Blows, written by Linda Booth Sweeney | illustrated by Jana Christy


Walk on Your Wild Side Day

The Catawampus Cat, written by Jason Carter Eaton | illustrated by Gus Gordon


April 13


Make Lunch Count Day

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach 

Lunch Money and Other Poems about School, written by Carol Diggory Shields | illustrated by Paul Meisel

Sam’s Sandwich, by David Pelham