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Celebrating Spring with Children's Books!

Updated: Apr 24, 2022

There’s so much to read about in the spring! Bees, bugs, flowers, and weather are the perfect topics. Here are some picture books we are enjoying at our picnics this year:

colorful introduction to serious nature study.

Usborne Complete First Book of Nature.

by R. Kidman-Cox

Almost all children are fascinated by living things. This book will help them towards a greater understanding and appreciation of the plants and animals around them. The beautifully detailed, informative illustrations will appeal not only to younger children, who will enjoy the experience of sharing the books which an adult but also to older children, who will find that the book provides them with a colorful introduction to serious nature study.

A Beatrix Potter Treasury Hardcover

by Beatrix Potter

Ten of Beatrix Potter's most popular tales are brought together in this beautiful jacketed hardcover treasury. The tales trace the life of Beatrix Potter from her first publication in The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902 to her later tales set around her farm, Hill Top. A wonderfully illustrated introduction provides background on Beatrix Potter and the people and places that inspired her writing.

The Little Gardener

by Emily Hughes

A little gardener goes into a deep, long sleep wishing he had help. His beautiful zinnia inspires two children to care for the garden. He wakes to discover his garden has transformed into a beautiful, blooming landscape. Promotes caring for the environment, perseverance, and kindness.


by Linda Ashman

A grumpy man and enthusiastic boy wake up to rain with very different attitudes. They cross paths at a cafe, where an act of kindness from the boy helps brighten the man’s day. Promotes optimism, kindness, perspectives, and a positive attitude.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

by Kate Messner

Discover the different worlds above and below the earth. Up above, you will find plants, vegetables, fruits, and leaves. Down below, we see all the animals who make their home in a garden.

The Great Eggscape!

by Jory John (Author), Pete Oswald (Illustrator)

The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody.

Well, almost everybody.

Can I Play Too? (Little Senses)

Friendship--and trains!--take center stage in this gentle, inviting story about paying attention to other people's feelings. A perfect book for kids on the Autism Spectrum, and/or with ADHD/ADD.

Two boys' fun train-track-building project takes a turn when one of the boys obliviously insists on only doing things his way. Their disagreement spells disaster for the train and the friendship, until a kind teacher steps in and explains how to tell when a friend is feeling happy, frustrated, or angry. . . and how to ask for a do-over.

Compromising and paying attention to how other people are feeling can be hard for any kid, but especially for kids on the autism spectrum. Samatha Cotterill's third book in the Little Senses series provides gentle guidance along with adorable illustrations to help every kid navigate the twists and turns of friendship and working together.

Clifford's Happy Easter (Classic Storybook)

Clifford loves to help Emily Elizabeth, but his big red paws break eggs instead of painting them. Luckily, Clifford helps Emily another way -- in her dreams! A bucket of Easter-egg dye creates the most colorful Clifford adventure yet, and gets Emily ready for an unforgettable holiday.

Hooray! It's Passover!

From singing holiday songs to playing favorite games, this first introduction celebrates all of the wonderful festivities and traditions of Passover.The loving and lovable family of Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights comes together once again, this time to celebrate Passover. They sing songs, say prayers, eat special foods, and play a special Passover game. Young readers will delight as the simple text and playful illustrations introduce them to all the traditions of this joyous and important holiday.

Little Bunny's Sleepless Night.

by Carol Roth

Little Bunny, an only child, is so lonely that he cannot sleep, so he asks his friends Squirrel, Skunk, Porcupine, Bear, and Owl if he can stay with them, only to discover that his own bed is best!

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