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The Calendar: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about the calendar?

As you can see, this list of kids books about the calendar is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about the calendar, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

In this beloved classic, Maurice Sendak blends his signature artwork with rhymes you’ll want to read over and over—in every season.

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Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book
Written by Chronicle Books & illustrated by Katie Hickey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-10

Lift the flaps every day of December to discover a delightful new Christmas tradition with this unique advent book! Each flap on the cover of the book reveals a clue to a festive activity that can be found inside the pages. It might be a recipe for a delicious homemade treat, instructions for a cozy craft, a game to play, a carol to sing, or a beautifully illustrated story to read with the whole family. This inviting twist on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays, offering fun-filled activities that can be fondly shared together year after year.

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Hap-Pea All Year (The Peas Series)
Written & illustrated by Keith Baker
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Keith Baker’s New York Times bestselling peas are exploring the months of the year in this delightful Classic Board Book!

Hap-pea January! Let’s get going, grab your mittens—hooray, it’s snowing!

The peas have rolled through the letters, numbers, and colors. Now, they’re back to take young readers through the calendar. With bouncy rhyming text and playful pea-packed illustrations, celebrating the months, seasons, and holidays has never been so fun!

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Turtle in July
Written by Marilyn Singer & illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

An illustrated collection about the activities of particular animals in each month of the year.

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One Lighthouse, One Moon
Written & illustrated by Anita Lobel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Here, in one book, are the days of the week, the months of the year, the four seasons, the basic colors, and an exciting counting adventure — all conceived, staged, and presented by the incomparable Anita Lobel. You can savor each of the three stories separately or think of them as three acts in one play. However you do it, a standing ovation is guaranteed!

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