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May Read Alouds for Elementary Teachers (Grades 1-5) in 2024

Are you looking for some May read alouds to add to your classroom library? Interactive read alouds are one of my favorite May activities for kids! Below you will find some great titles that I have enjoyed reading to my students as well as my own children at home during the month of May. 

This post features the following May read alouds:

7 May Read Aloud Topics

Check out the list of 7 May read aloud topics you need in your classroom library.

1. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Books

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This list of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Books includes the titles Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, The Proudest Blue and Under My Hijab.

2. Mother’s Day Books

Mother’s Day always takes place in May! This list of Mother’s Day Books includes stories about all the wonderful things a mother does! A few titles included on this list are Mother Bruce, A Chair for my Mother and Owl Babies.

3. Memorial Day Read Alouds

Memorial Day is always on the last Monday in May. This list of Memorial Day Read Alouds includes many heartfelt and meaningful stories. A few titles included on this list are The Wall, Rolling Thunder and America’s White Table.

4. Cinco de Mayo Children’s Books

Cinco de Mayo takes place on May 5th! This list of Cinco de Mayo Children’s Books includes many stories about culture, family, and holiday traditions! Some books included on this list are Cinco De Mouse-O, Manana Iguana, and Dragons Love Tacos.

5. Stories about Gardens

This list of Stories about Gardens are perfect to read in your classroom to help welcome the springtime! A few titles included on this list are Mossy, The Curious Garden and The Gardener.

6. End of The School Year Books

May means that the end of the school year is starting to creep up to us! This list of End of The School Year Books includes titles like Thank You, Mr. Falker, A Letter To My Teacher and Lizzie and the Last Day of School.

7. Books About Teachers

This list of Books About Teachers includes many entertaining stories all about different types of educators! A few titles included on this list are Flight School, The Art Lesson and The Teacher from the Black Lagoon.

In closing, we hope you found this list of May read alouds helpful!

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