Book Activities & More
This month features Ezra’s Regards to the Man in the Moon, with a fun quiz, space-age links and a video of Martin Pope (President of the EJK Foundation) sharing behind-the-scenes memories of Ezra and his space odyssey. And play the game Different Strokes, on the Fun & Games page.
Enjoy a lovely film version by a young filmmaker and the heartwarming family story that inspired it. Plus, Ezra’s Caldecott acceptance speech and even more reasons for The Snowy Day’s enduring appeal. Be sure to play The Snowy Day Game, on the Fun & Games page!
One of Ezra’s cats-and-dogs stories for beginning readers. A puppy discovers four kittens, who invite him to play. The nearly wordless book follows their adventures with lively illustrations and sound-words that are fun to say out loud. It’s a delightful notion of what pets do when no one’s around, written especially for the tots who love them. Plus, cute kits, playful pups and prehistoric wolves! And play Dot for Dot, on the Fun & Games page.
Come fly with shy Louie as he finds an imaginative way to keep old friends close after his family moves away. Keats conjures up a daydream that’s perfect for Halloween night. Plus, crafty projects and favorite fliers—and play Trip Your Memory, on the Fun & Games page.
In Ezra’s last book about Peter and his gang, it’s his best friend, Archie, who shines. He’s hilariously inventive in his choice of pet and touchingly generous toward an elderly neighbor. Lively and surprising, this is a fun episode in the kids’ lives. Plus, pet companions and champions, cool cats and creepy germs—and play the Pet Show Shuffle! on the Fun & Games page.
John Henry, an American Legend, shows a different side of Keats. It is a reimagining, with bold graphics and language, of this classic tale of heroism and destiny. Plus, folklore, railroad lore and music, inspired by the saga of the steel-driving man.
If you love The Snowy Day, you might want to discover other books that Ezra wrote about Peter. Have you read A Letter to Amy? Its plot involves a secret letter, a birthday party and a talking parrot! Plus, parrots and other pets, the U.S. mail from A to Zip, letter-writing how-tos and more.
If you love The Snowy Day, you’ll want to discover other delightful Keats stories. Have you read Whistle for Willie? Find out why this tale of Peter and his dog is one of Ezra’s most popular titles. Plus, learn why it’s fun to whistle, why dachshunds like Willie are a kid’s best friend, and why spinning makes you dizzy!