Building Your Diverse Bookshelf One Theme at a Time

By Amanda Boyarshinov, The Educators' Spin On It

September: Family

Read & Make an "I Love You!" Book

Make an "I Love You!" book for a loved one or contribute a page to make a family book.

Pair with Grandfather Counts, Honoring Our Ancestors, and How Far Do You Love Me?

October: Harvest

Rainbow Stew Inspired Felt Food Tutorials

Craft, cut, and hand stitch your own felt vegetables.

Pair with Rainbow Stew, Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic, and Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico! Americas' Sproutings

November: Gratitude

Acts of Kindness: 12 Kindness Activities for All Ages

Teach kindness by performing random acts and making crafts for family, friends, and strangers.

Pair with Lend a Hand, Gracias-Thanks, and Giving Thanks

December: Winter 

Kids Stories with Pictures of Winter Craft

Celebrate the winter season and make a fun winter craft.

Pair with Baby Born, Christmas Makes Me Think, When This World Was New, and Celebrate! Connections Among Cultures

January: Art

Color Your World: Painting Project for Kids of All Ages

Paint with beautiful water colors to illustrate the colors of your world.

Pair with My Colors, My World, David's Drawings, Butterflies for Kiri, and The Pot that Juan Built

April: The Moon

Learning About the Moon-Making Moon Bread

Kids that cook with books-making moon bread.

Pair with A Full Moon is Rising, From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems, Under the Lemon Moon, and Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream

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