May Read-Alouds Planned For You

Stay up to date with read-aloud events with Novel Effect's interactive calendar that plans your May read-alouds for you!
Plan your May read-alouds with Novel Effect's calendar!

May is for winding down the schoolyear and planning for the summer, and more outside time. Know what makes the outdoors even more enjoyable? Reading a great book! We’re here to help you plan out an entire month’s of read-alouds. Whether you’re looking for bedtime stories, just-in-time books, or a variety of read-aloud genres, we’ve got you covered with the May Read-Aloud Calendar!

May Read-Aloud Events

May is filled with of read-aloud events and opportunities no matter where you plan to read!

There’s so much read-aloud fun to be had, and so many ways to engage budding bookworms. Take a peek at all of the month long, and a few of the daily celebrations that we get to celebrate and observe in May!

Get Caught Reading Month
A celebration of reading that reminds us to take time to curl up with a good book and let our imaginations run wild. Catch your friends and colleagues reading with Novel Effect and share them on social!
Asian American Pacific Islander Month
Read books that recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Focus on the importance of being physically active and making healthy choices. Read books about moving and incorporating physical activity into the daily routines.
Star Wars Day
Also known as May the Fourth, it's a fan-created holiday that celebrates Star Wars. Showcase your space saga love with Novel Effect!
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican culture, food, music, and traditions. Enjoy the festivities with the soundscape Taco Tuesday!
Mother's Day
Snuggle up with mom and mother figures with a great read-aloud! Cherish and celebrate the amazing moms in our lives!
Memorial Day
Let's take a moment to honor and remember our fallen heroes. This Memorial Day, pay tribute to their bravery and sacrifice with informational read-alouds.
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Using the May Read-Aloud Calendar

Now let’s get some books to help you celebrate all of those May holidays! Our May Read-Aloud Calendar makes sure you don’t miss a thing. 

There’s a soundscape for every day of the month. Click on the book cover to open the soundscape. You’ll find fun observances and special holidays on the calendar with read-aloud suggestions.

I spy flowers! Those are collections curated by our librarian. You’ll see themes that fit well with the month. Click on the collection name to open it. There are some incredible soundscapes to choose from once you’re in there!

Be on the lookout for read-aloud fun all month long! We’re blooming with read-aloud challenges, giveaways, and more!

Read-aloud calendars aren’t the only thing we’ve got for you!

  • Find free book activities to save time planning while also reviewing literacy, social skills, and more with your little learners.
  • Looking for something more spring-ific? These resources are for you!
  • Wrapping up the school year? Checkout these end-of-year ideas!

Whatever your May read-aloud needs are, we’ve got you covered! From book selection to engaging activities. Let’s make May bloom with book magic!

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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