As we crawl out of hibernation, spring is the perfect time for your little ones to start learning more and exploring the world around them. Whether that’s finding bugs and plants in the park or learning all about animals, here are some books to spark their curiosity.
Emily Drabble Head of Books at BookTrust said: “Reading is such a wonderful way to bring bright beautiful colours and a lot of fun into your home, whilst also teaching your little one all about how the world around them changes. Spring is especially fun because you can learn, play and explore and explain to them what’s going on with the help of the themes in your books.”
Top 10 kids books for Spring
Author: Emma Dodd
Publisher: Orchard Books
A large, bright, creepy-crawly bug safari through a little boy’s garden, with a final spread which shows how we often react to them.
Author: Tony Robinson and Jessica Cobb Illustrator: Del Thorpe
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Bursting with amazing tales, fantastic facts and practical tips on how best to look after your pets, Tony Robinson’s compendium of stories, statistics and advice will delight animal lovers of any age.
Author: Emily Hughes
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
With diverse illustrations, and a clear story to follow, this wonderful book is the perfect read – especially when your own garden is full in bloom.
Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: David Roberts
This amusing guide book contains an array of information about how to spot and behave around bears. The result is a stylish, highly entertaining picture book, perfect for reading aloud.
Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Sam Usher
Publisher: Picture Squirrels
Alice and Jago are playing in granny’s garden one day when they find lots of toads in the long grass. Michael Morpurgo’s lovely nature tale and Sam Usher’s sensitive and funny illustrations bring this story hoppingly alive.
Author: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Two Hoots
Pete the badger likes to keep everything neat and tidy, but his over-zealous cleaning begins to have a damaging impact on the forest. This entertaining picture book, with its rich illustrations, carries an important environmental message.
Author: Kristyna Litten
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This charming tale about appreciating the wonder of nature is accompanied by gorgeous atmospheric illustrations, which bring the endearing characters to life.
Author: Marc Martin
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing
This beautiful book celebrates the world we live in: there are LOTS of people, places, landscapes and cultures to see. Marc Martin’s illustrations capture the spirit of every place and culture, igniting the travelling bug for young explorers.
Author: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Walker Books
A welcome republication for an Anthony Browne classic from 1977. Two children from very different backgrounds (and their dogs) make friends where their parents cannot.
Author: Tim Hopgood
Tim Hopgood delights again with his signature heartwarming and thoughtful approach to concept books for young children. This one, a book about the senses, joins his equally fantastic previous books about colours, counting and shapes.
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