What a great time of year. I love it when the trees come back to life with leaves and beautiful blossom. To celebrate the joys of spring I have written a post for Shepherd about my spring book recommendations and you can see it here: https://shepherd.com/best-books/introduce-young-children-to-spring-and-the-seasons
Shepherd.com is a website that invites authors to share their favourite books around topics and themes they are passionate about and why they recommend each book. My post is about the best books to introduce young children to spring and the seasons.
Spring is the perfect time to read my picture books Rabbit’s Spring Gift and Rabbit’s Spring Adventure. These books are very popular for school visits and are both published by QED publishers, a subsidiary of Quarto.
Rabbit’s Spring Gift is illustrated by Lucy Barnard. It is part of the A Year in Nature series. It has a theme of sibling rivalry set around the concept of spring. Rabbit wants to give her mum a thank you gift, but her brother tries to out-do her at every turn, so Rabbit decides to hunt out the perfect gift. The book intertwines family relationships and the changing seasons. At the back of the book there are activities suitable for young children to do in the spring. These could be carried out at home or in the classroom.
Rabbit’s Spring Adventure is illustrated by Daniel Howarth. It is part of the Animal Seasons series. You can discover the beginnings of new life with Rabbit as he leaves the warren to search for all the signs of spring, from the bright flowers that speckle the grass to the frogspawn that bobs on the pond. There are again activities and teacher /parent notes at the back of the book.
Have a lovely spring break.