It appears that Spring is finally upon us in the Lower Mainland! The days are getting longer and a little bit warmer, and the sun is peaking through here and there! So, we thought we would share some great Spring themed children’s book! These books are awesome for their simple stories, colourful illustrations and learning about Spring weather and creatures!
- “Ten Little Caterpillars” by Bill Martin, illustrated by Lois Ehlert. This is a fun one about, you guessed it, 10 caterpillars! They are preparing to turn into butterflies! This is also a great counting book for younger kiddos. The last page of the book also provides names and descriptions of the different types of caterpillars for those children who are scientifically inclined. Check out a video reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3EKrRliRJU&t=13s But, as always, we recommend the real deal!
- “Click, Clack, Peep” by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. This one is great for farm animal sounds! One of our themes for next month is agriculture and we will be taking a look at this book! If you like “Click Clack, Peep” you can also check out “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” also by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. For a video reading check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nkpybw5HjM
- “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle. If you think you recognize this authors name you are probably correct! Eric Carle is a wonderful children’s book author and illustrator famous for “The Hungry Caterpillar”, “The Grouchy Ladybug” and others! “The Tiny Seed” is great for learning about planting and gardening and for practicing cognitive sequencing skills. For a video reading check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XKRsXK1rsc BUT, for this book we especially recommend the real version as the book is quite large and the illustrations are very beautiful.
- “Bear Wants More” by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman. This is an endearing tale of a Bear who wakes up from his winter hibernation at the beginning of Spring and is very hungry! We like this read because of its rhythm and rhyming words, and its cute depictions of familiar forest animals. For a video reading visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcfPtY_YtHk
So there you have it! Four exciting children’s books for Spring. We have provided the links for video readings but we will say it one more time, holding the real book in your hands and reading it to your child is ALWAYS much better! So, visit your local library to take a look at these titles and get the best reading experience!
For more Spring books visit (source): http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/10-picture-books-to-celebrate-spring?eml=PAR/smd/20170418/twitter/TLT10picturebookstocelebratespring/PAR/blog/&linkId=36621615