Have fun this spring with these six, spectacular spring book selections!
Mouse’s First Spring
by Lauren Thompson
One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump (a bird), something wiggly and pink (a worm), and something green that hops and leaps (a frog). But before it’s time to go back inside, Mouse finds something with petals that’s soft and new…the prettiest flower he’s ever seen! This book uses great descriptive vocabulary, repetitive lines, onomatopeias and prepositional phrases. It’s great for vocabulary development following directions with prepositions and expanding utterances.
The Rain Came Down
by David Shannon
This book explores how people’s moods may change during an unexpected rainstorm (grumpy, impatient, happy). This is perfect to target emotions with many children. Unexpected events happen in this book too and can help with problem solving and how to handle unpredictable events. This picture book also contains humor and beautiful pictures to keep children involved.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
By Bob Barner
Pretty ladybugs, fluttering butterflies, creepy daddy longlegs, and roly-poly bugs are some of the familiar creatures featured in this insect album. Complete with an “actual size” chart and bug-o-meter listing fun facts about each bug. This book is a great introduction to non-fiction text while engaging young children with beautiful illustrations. After reading this book take a nature walk to see what bugs you can identify!
by Robert Munsch
Whenever Jule Ann goes outside, a Mud Puddle jumps on her and gets her muddy all over. But she defeats it with cheerful ingenuity and two bars of smelly yellow soap. This book is full of humor and great problem solving skills! As a bonus head over to robertmunsch.com to listen to his telling of the story. He uses wonderful inflection and sound effects when reading!
The EARTH Book
by Todd Parr
This is a wonderful introduction to Earth Day for young children. The focus of the book is on small everyday steps that improve the environment and what a difference they actually make. The bold illustrations help keep a child’s attention. After reading the book decide what small steps your family can take to help celebrate the Earth.
I Love the Rain
by Margaret Park Bridges
This beautifully illustrated book celebrates wet weather instead of letting it get you down. Two friends explore all the fun activities that a rainy day can bring. Lovely comparisons are made between the sounds of rain and tap dancers. This books helps to find joy in the unexpected and the power of imagination. Read this on a rainy day and then find ways to enjoy the rainy day instead of letting it get you down!