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April Fool's Day Books for Kids

April 1st is almost here, and you know what that means! It's time to tape paper fish to your friends, throw flour at them, and eat your meals backward! Well, those are some European traditions, anyway. Around here, we celebrate April Fool's Day with some harmless pranks.

Your hometown libraries have adorable and educational books you can use to celebrate April Fool's with your family... No fooling!

April Fool, Phyllis! by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

It might be April Fools' Day, but Punxsutawney Phyllis knows that winter isn't over yet. Her infallible instincts tell her that a blizzard is brewing. Too bad no one will believe her. Luckily Phyllis uses a combination of common sense and uncommon abilities to lead the April Fools' Day treasure hunters back to safety when the storm comes on quickly. Once again Phylis gets the last laugh in this buoyant holiday tale.



April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandpa is fixing breakfast for his visiting grandkids. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose!



Michael le Soufflé and the April Fool written and illustrated by Peter J. Welling

Melon de Plume, piggish mayor of Bakonneggs, France, doesnít like to laugh, but his rooster rival, Michael Le Soufflé, wants to see the mayor laugh, dance, and play. The joke is on him, though, when the king of France changes the first day of the year.




April Fool! Watch Out at School! by Diane de Groat

On April Fools' Day, Gilbert is unhappy that everyone is tricking him and he is unable to get them back, but then he thinks of a great way to fool his best friend. Includes tricks hidden in the illustrations for the reader to find.




April Fool's Day by Melissa Schiller

Readers learn about some of the many ways the holiday is celebrated around the world today, such as getting a paper fish taped to your back (France), throwing flour at your friends (Portugal), eating your meals backward by starting with dessert, and telling jokes and funny stories.




APRIL FOOL'S!!! It's not quite summer yet.
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