May Monthly Activities

Books to Read!

  • Bark, George by Julius Feiffer
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  • The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Peek-A-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
  • Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Ruben
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Robin Page
  • What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle
  • When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broac


Original artwork by Helen Correll

Around SC

Check out Festivals and Events happening in May around the state. The Children’s Book Week sponsored by the Children’s Book Council also has events in many public libraries.

Read & Rhyme

South Carolina Day by Day

Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

We can practce reading
Learn about healthy eating
We’re Carolina dreaming
Every day

Day by Day
Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

Learning ABCs and 123s
Doing fun activities
Singing makes it a breeze
Every day

Day by Day
Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

South Carolina history
Beautiful landscapes naturally
It’s all a part of me
As I learn every day

SC Spotlight

  • Native Americans

    At one time, many distinct groups of Native Americans lived in South Carolina with locations across the state still bearing those Indian place names. The Native Americans played an important role in the state’s history and many tribes are still active today. The Federal government recognizes the Catawba Indian Nation, and the State of South Carolina recognizes the Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper SC, the Pee Dee Tribe of SC, the Santee Indian Organization, the Beaver Creek Indians, Waccamaw Indian People, Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People, Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of SC, Natchez Tribe of SC, Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians, Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek, and the Piedmont Indian Association.

    There are a total of 30 different tribal entities in the state. The South Carolina Commission on Minority Affairs is the official Indian Affairs Commission for the state and continues to have a Coordinator for Native American Affairs to serve the special needs of the Native groups.

  • Lucy A. Nolan

    “I had quite an adventurous childhood growing up in South Carolina. I got trapped in a secret tunnel, was chased by counterfeiters and once I even found a haunted showboat in a deserted bayou. Oh, wait, that was Nancy Drew. But I felt like I was right there with her, shining my flashlight into moss-covered mansions and searching for clues in crumbling walls. Send your kids on the adventure of a lifetime. Open a book.” — Lucy A. Nolan, South Carolina author of Mother Osprey and the Down Girl & Sit chapter book series

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