by Kristin Longmuir, Learning Ally's Content Acquisition Specialist
Teacher’s monthly event calendars can be a great resource to explore special holidays, sports, the seasons, historical moments, and fun, lesser known topics, to make reading fun and informative.
Did you know that Learning Ally features many audiobooks that match or complement the monthly calendar events you might be teaching for an upcoming assignment? We do! In fact, our library staff loves to help you select the right books to motivate students, of all ages, to read independently, and participate in more class and book discussions.
In this blog, we’ve selected titles by age/grade groups to give you a taste of what you can find. Some of these titles are wacky, just what some students need to enjoy reading. Others are graphic novels, historical events and subject specific titles, like the weather.
When you assign audiobooks that match real-time events and students’ personal interests you can spark their imaginations. Why not browse our audiobook features section first to search by category and popular titles. Then, bookmark that page, so Learning Ally becomes your go-to library resource for fresh ideas. We hope these selections will help you jumpstart new reading ideas!
Fun and Educational Books to Match Calendar Events Throughout the Year
November - U.S. Weather Service Established In 1870
It’s Raining Fish And Spiders
Shelf Number: KX819
December - Wright Brothers Day
The Wright Brothers
Shelf Number: KR140
January - Benjamin Franklin Day
Who Was Ben Franklin?
Shelf Number: JR982
February - Make A Friend Day
Because Of Winn-Dixie
Shelf Number: HV782
March - Iditarod Race Takes Place
The Great Serum Race : Blazing The Iditarod Trail
Shelf Number: KW161
April - Poem In Your Pocket Day
Shout!: Little Poems That Roar
Shelf Number : KY474
May - Space Day
Lost In Outer Space: The Incredible Journey Of Apollo 13
Shelf Number: NA078
June - International Picnic Day
Shoo, Fly Guy!
Shelf Number NA765
July - First Picture Postcard Made
Postcards From Pismo
Shelf Number: KW839
August - World Mosquito Day
Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears : A West Africa Tale
Shelf Number: HY461
September - Eat An Extra Dessert Day
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
October - Taco Day
Dragons Love Tacos!
Shelf Number: KQ097