One of my favourite things, as a mother and a book addict, is to change the display books on our front facing bookshelf every few weeks. These are the books that set the scene in the playroom and , as they’re always on display, are the first books the girls pick for story time. For these reasons, I try to find the time to create ‘themes’ that are relevant to now. As March approaches, I am getting ready to update the shelf with Spring themed stories, and so, thought I’d share some of our favourites with you.
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So here are some ideas for fantastic Spring themed books:
Follow the journey of the Tiny Seed as it beats the odds of nature to become a giant flower! This is a lovely book which contains factual information and classic Carle illustrations and story telling.
A fantastic lift the flap book, which is brilliant for babies and toddlers,. The story follows baby as she explores her world in Springtime.
Beautiful illustrations and poetic language go hand in hand to make this book a true oil painting of Spring. Pross Gray has a version for all the seasons, and the Spring one is beautiful and magnificent.
Follow Daisy the duckling on her adventure around the farm in search of the mysterious ‘beasties’. A lovely surprising ending which pre-schoolers love.
A lovely descriptive book which accompanies snail as he slithers slowly through the garden.
The old classic tale of the mischievous Peter, as he sneaks into Mr McGregor’s garden to munch the vegetables. Beautiful, classic illustrations which just epitomise Spring.
A little girl is gardening with her grandfather when she discovers some butterfly eggs. She watches as they move through their life cycle from egg to caterpillar to pupa to butterfly. A lovely story which includes lots of factual information.
Using simple words and bright illustrations, which really capture the imagination of young children, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons.
So there are some of our favourites. I’d love to know of any other Spring themed children’s books that you love? We’re always looking to add to our collection. Let me know in the comments.