Spring is on its way and the flowers are starting to bloom! Books are a great way of exploring the changing seasons with children, keeping them amused during those April showers and even as an alternative present to an Easter egg. Here are a few suggestions of great Spring-themed books for you to look out for.
- Guess how much I love you in the Spring. (Sam McBratney)
There are actually 4 ‘Guess how much I love you’ you books and in this first one Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare explore how things grow like tadpoles turning into frogs. It’s a charming little tale for bedtime.
- The Tiny Seed (Eric Carle)
Spring is all about new growth and this beautifully illustrated book shows the life cycle of a flower. It’s also by the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
- Mouse’s First Spring (Lauren Thompson)
This board book explores the creatures and new plants of spring and is great for new readers as it has simplistic sentences with familiar words.
- We’re Going on an Egg Hunt (Laura Hughes)
‘We’re going on an egg hunt’ has flaps to lift up and catchy repetition. The Easter bunnies also help to teach counting as they go about their egg-hunting mission.
- Peppa Pig’s Easter Egg Hunt (Ladybird books)
If you’ve got a Peppa Pig fan in your household, this’ll be a sure fire hit. It’s a fun story of Peppa and her friends finding chocolate eggs that Grandpa Pig has hidden for them and has bright, eye-catching stories that your child will love to look at as they follow the words.
- Flower Fairies of the Spring (Cicely Mary Barker)
Perfect for an older child, the Flower Fairy books were written in the early 20th century by English author and illustrator Cicely Mary Barker. This is actually a book of short poems, one for each fairy, each of whom are inspired by a different spring flower.