Drink More Water Many parents, teachers, and others know it is important to encourage children to drink more water, so having a storytime focusing on water could be inspirational. For an art project, set out watercolor paints and paper for a free art day. If you are doing this as a special event, hand out reusable water bottles.
Base, Graeme. The Water Hole. In this counting book, animals visit the ever-shrinking water hole for a drink.
Jonker, Travis. Blue Floats Away. A piece of an iceberg breaks away but promises to return to his parents in this story of the water cycle.
Lindstrom, Carole. We Are Water Protectors. An Indigenous girl describes how water is sacred and must be protected, in this story with repetition and chanting phrases.
Portis, Antoinette. Hey, Water! Zoe describes various forms of water in a brief text that encourages conservation.
Stein, David Ezra. Ice Boy. An ice cube sneaks out to the beach and changes into Water Boy and then Vapor Boy.
Turk, Evan. The Storyteller. A young boy saves a city in Morocco from a drought by telling stories that refill the water bowl.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool