December Monthly Activities

Books to Read!

  • Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson
  • Boo's Dinosaur by Betsy Byars
  • Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • George and Martha by James Marshall
  • Henry and Mudge: The First Book by Cynthia Rylant
  • How Do You Hug a Porcupine? By Laurie Isop
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
  • I Will Surprise My Friend! By Mo Willems
  • Making Friends by Fred Rogers
  • Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
  • My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
  • One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo
  • A Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes
  • Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka


Original artwork by Helen Correll

Around SC

Check out Festivals and Events happening in December around the state. Many communities have holiday parades and other winter celebrations!

Read & Rhyme

Jump into Books!

Page by Page, Page by Page
Come Along and Set the Stage
Climb Up Jack’s Beanstalk
Hear Aesop’s Animals Talk
Watch the Hungry Caterpillar walk
And become engaged!
Page by Page, Page by Page
Come Along and Set the Stage
Thing One or Thing Two
Horton Hears a Who
Fish Colors of Red or Blue
Page by page!

SC Spotlight

  • Jacqueline Woodson

    Jacqueline Woodson spent her early childhood in Greenville and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her award-winning books for both children and young adults feature African-American characters and tell compelling stories. She says “I loved and still love watching words flower into sentences and sentences blossom into stories.”

  • Fran Hawk, South Carolina author of children’s books including Count Down to Fall

    “‘The right book for the right child at the right time’ isn't just a slogan. It's a reminder that every child has likes and dislikes that we want to respect when choosing books. Silly or scary, bulldozers or ballerinas- we need to know the child and know the books in order to make choices that will create enthusiastic readers.”

Monthly Activities

Wonderful Websites

  • Starfall - Starfall guides students from learning the alphabet to early reading and beyond. The four sections include videos, guided stories, and a selection of stories featuring comics, plays, folk tales, and more!
  • KidLit TV – Explore the world of children’s literature!