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10 Spring themed books for kids
While coming out of a UAE winter does not mean melting snow and children eager to get outdoors, it doesn't mean we we should skip the celebration of spring all together. We've collected our ten favourite spring themed children's books to help you discover the wonders of spring with your little ones. While we have given you the Amazon links to these books, feel free to browse our drectory for book store and library listings to help you find your copies!
1. Planting a rainbow by Lois Ehlert
This is such a simple and sweet story that is also educational and will teach your child about planting and growing seeds, how to care for and nurture them into plants and the colours of the rainbow. The illustrations are colourful and bold and perfect for toddlers!
2. A Windy Day In Spring by Charles Chigna
A beautifully illustrated with rhythmical rhymes makes this a pleasure to read.
3. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
A battle over broccoli that will have your little ones hanging on every word to see who prevails between the three hyngry bunnies and Mr McGreely.
4. When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
A beautifully rendered and written story about the changes that occur when the weather starts to warm up and Spring arrives.
You can never go wrong with Cat in the Hat in my book. The Cat and the Hat is celebrating spring by taking Nick and Sally on an adventure to meet all of the new baby animals in the forest!
6. Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
This beautifu book uses charming animals and lyrical prose to introduce the ideas of hibernation, migration and adaptation of different animals to winter and spring conditions.
7. Mama built a little nest by Jennifer Ward
There are so many different kinds of birds—and those birds build so many different kinds of nests to keep their babies cozy. With playful, bouncy rhyme, Jennifer Ward explores nests large and small, silky and cottony, muddy and twiggy—and all the birds that call them home!
8. Fletcher and the Springtime blossoms by Julia Rawlinson
Fletcher loves everything about spring: listening to the birds sing, smelling just-opened flowers, and playing chase with butterflies. But then Fletcher sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow. Oh, no! But it turns out that spring has another surprise in store for Fletcher—a warm and wondrous one. Jump into spring with Fletcher and friends!
9. Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK. It's Spring by Marion Dane Bauer
Journey with a bear and a child through the moonlit wintery forest as ice melts, flowers burst forth, and the world transforms to spring along the way.
10. The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk
Even though Bird, Mouse, and Bear are super excited about the arrival of spring, Rabbit just can't get into the spirit. He's going to miss playing in the snow and getting extra sleep. Can his friends talk him out of his Eeyore-ish mood?
We hope you have hours of fun exploring literature and spring with your little ones. Many of these books lend themselves to creating a theme for a spring break day so browse our Spring Time board on Pinterest for some simple spring craft ideas that will keep you and your tots occupied for hours!