Book Activities by Topic

Scroll down to find book activities on these topics:
  • Alphabet 
  • Animals
  • Bugs
  • Christmas
  • Classics
  • Color
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Folk & Fairy Tales
  • Halloween
  • Numbers & Math
  • Ocean
  • Patriotic
  • Poetry
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Spring
  • St Patrick's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Wheels 
  • Winter 

Alphabet
Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming
Racecar Alphabet, The by Brian Floca
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel

Animals
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Barn Storm by Charles & Debra Ghigna
Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Big Wide-Mouthed Frog, The by Ana Martin Larranaga
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Cats, Cats, Cats! by Leslea Newman
Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera
Chick That Wouldn't Hatch, The by Claire Daniel
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Cow Loves Cookies, The by Karma Wilson
Cow That Went Oink, The by Bernard Most
Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe, A by Barbara Odanaka
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round by Teri Sloat
Frederick, The Greentail Mouse, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Theodore and the Talking Mushroom by Leo Lionni
My Little Book of Bald Eagles by Hope Irvin Marston
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guirano
Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear, The by Don & Audrey Wood
Little White Owl, The by Tracey Corderoy
Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert
Mixed Up Chameleon, The by Eric Carle
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
One Little Lamb by Elaine Greenstein
Owl Howl by Paul Friester
Peanut Butter Rhino by Vincent Andriani
Penguins! by Gail Gibbons
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Piglet's Picnic by Jessica Souhami
Porcupine Named Fluffy, A by Helen Lester
Pup and Hound Hatch an Egg by Susan Hood
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts
Soaring With the Wind: The Bald Eagle by Gail Gibbons
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Super Duck by Jez Alborough
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Worms for Lunch? by Leonid Gore

Bugs & Worms
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
Old Black Fly
by Jim Aylesworth


Christmas
Are You Grumpy, Santa? by Gregg Spiridellis
Can You See What I See? The Night Before Christmas by Walter Wick

Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell
Christmas Tree for Pyn, A by Olivier Dunrea
First Night, The by B. G. Hennessey
I've Seen Santa by David Bedford
Littlest Angel, The by Charles Tazewell
Littlest Christmas Tree, The by R. A. Herman

Little Crooked Christmas Tree, The by Michael Cutting
Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
One Shining Star by Anne Vittur Kennedy

Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton
Rock-a-bye Christmas by Matt Novak

Santa Duck by David Milgrim
Santa's Toy Shop by Al Dempster
Very Snowy Christmas, The  by Diana Hendry
Was That Christmas? by Hilary McKay

Where, Oh Where, Is Santa Claus? by Lisa Wheeler
Where's Prancer? by Syd Hoff
Wild Christmas Reindeer, The by Jan Brett
Wish to be a Christmas Tree, A by Colleen Monroe


Classics 
Carrot Seed, The by Ruth Krauss
Cat in the Hat, The by Dr. Suess
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Curious George Visits the Zoo by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Foot Book, The by Dr. Suess
Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Suess
Grouchy Ladybug, The by Eric Carle
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Lorax, The by Dr. Suess
Monster at the End of This Book, The by Jon Stone
Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish #2 by Marcus Pfister
Very Busy Spider, The by Eric Carle
Very Hungry Caterpillar, The (1), Very Hungry Caterpillar, The (2) by Eric Carle
Very Lonely Firefly, The by Eric Carle
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Color
A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley


Easter
Bunny's Easter Egg by Anne Mortimer
Happy Easter, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail by Lois G. Grambling

The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen

Fall
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
Biggest Apple Ever, The by Steven Kroll
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk
Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka

It's Fall by Linda Glaser
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf #2 by Lois Ehlert

Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, The by Gail Gibbons
Strega Nona's Harvest by Tomie dePaola

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins


Folk & Fairy Tales

Halloween
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
Bumpy Little Pumpkin, The by Margery Cuyler
Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Halloween Hats by Elizabeth Winthrop
Halloween Mice! by Bethany Roberts
Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard
Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian
If You're a Monster and You Know It by Ed Emberley
Julius's Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant
Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree
Spooky Boo! A Halloween Adventure by Lily Karr  
Spooky Wheels on the Bus, The by J. Elizabeth Mills
Trick or Treat Countdown by Patricia Hubbard
Twelve Haunted Rooms of Halloween by Macky Pamintaun


Numbers & Math
Lyle Walks the Dog by Bernard Waber
One Rainy Day by Tammi Salzano 

Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet


Ocean & Sea
Boat Book by Gail Gibbons
Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway
Little Boat, The by Kathy Henderson
Mermaid Dreams by Mark Sperring
Octopus Under the Sea by Peter and Connie Roop
Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish #2 by Marcus Pfister
Shark Trouble by Sam Lloyd

Sharks by Gail Gibbons
Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet


Patriotic
F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison 
Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts
Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! by Leslie Kimmelman
G is for Gold Medal by Brad Herzog Idea #2

Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag by Sarah L. Thomson


Poetry
Burger and the Hot Dog, The by Stephen Gammell
Wool Gathering by Lisa Wheeler

Science

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Cloud Book, The by Tomie de Paola
Eight Spinning Planets by Brian James
Barn Storm by Charles & Debra Ghigna

Hatch! by Roxie Munro
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright by Mia Posada
Lorax, The, The Lorax (Idea #2), The Lorax (50 Ideas) by Dr. Suess

Moon Book, The by Gail Gibbons
Planets, The by Gail Gibbons
Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School, The by Judy Sierra

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons 
Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons


Sports
Big Kicks by Bob Kolar
My Soccer Book by Gail Gibbons
Watch Me Throw the Ball! by Mo Willems


Spring
Mud! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
One Little Lamb by Elaine Greenstein
One Rainy Day by Tammi Salzano
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

St Patrick's Day

Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever, The, by Teddy Slater
Night Before St. Patrick's Day, The by Natasha Wing

Story of the Leprechaun, The by Katherine Tegen


Thanksgiving
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
Littlest Pilgrim, The by Brandi Dougherty
Thanksgiving Treat by Catherine Stock

This is Thanksgiving by Harriet Ziefert
This is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore
Turkey for Thanksgiving, A by Eve Bunting
Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Very First Thanksgiving Day, The by Rhonda Gowler Greene


Valentine's Day
10 Valentine Friends by Janet Schulman
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
One Heart:A Valentine Counting Book by Maryann Cocca-Leffler



Wheels 
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Slide and Find - Trucks by Roger Priddy
Touch and Learn: Tractors and Trucks by Jane Horne
Wheels on the Bus, The by Jane Cabrera
Wheels on the Race Car by Alex Zane


Winter
**Find 25 Winter Books and Activities here**
Hooray for Snow! by Kazuo Iwamura
Is That You, Winter? by Stephen Gammell
Mitten, The by Jan Brett

P. Bear's New Year's Eve Party by Paul Owen Lewis
Silly Snowy Day, A by Michael Coleman

Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner
Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro 






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