April is National Kite Month. For inspiration for your own celebration, check out these titles. And for more information visit www. nationalkitemonth.org
Kite Day: a Bear and Mole Book by Will Hillenbrand
Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy there are unexpected consequences for some birds.
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.
Red Kite, Blue Kite by Ji-li Jiang
When Tai Shan and his father, Baba, are separated during China’s Cultural Revolution, they are able to stay close by greeting one another every day with flying kites until Baba, like the kites, is free. Includes historical note.
Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett
Sam’s dad says that he is too small to fly their new kite, but when Dad, the postman, a bank robber, and some zoo animals get pulled up into the sky, only Sam can save them.
Kite Flying by Grace Lin
A girl describes how her family makes and flies a kite.
Princess Hyacinth: (the Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Perry Heide
Princess Hyacinth is bored and unhappy sitting in her palace every day because, unless she is weighed down by specially-made clothes, she will float away, but her days are made brighter when kite-flying Boy stops to say hello
Super Duck by Jez Alborough
When, in rhyming text, Duck and his long-suffering friends, Frog, Sheep and Goat, attempt to fly a kite, chaos results. Frog is pulled into the sky as the kite files away and Duck jumps to rescue him.
Curious George Flies A Kite by Margret Rey
George needs to be rescued when he tries to fly a kite.
Ginny W., Youth Services