I look forward to spring every year and love breaking out our favorite springtime books! Some of these favorites were from my childhood and others were ones that we were gifted or found at the library and ended up purchasing because they were favorites. Even though my kids are getting older, we treasure these books.
I also have a little list of some favorite chapter books we have read recently.
Favorite Springtime picture books:
A little baby bunny can’t figure out what “spring” is and looks all over for it, until he discovers it is all around him. This is a reprint of a vintage book, which makes me love it all the more.
This is my favorite childhood book. The copy I have is taped and retaped. Hamilton thinks it’s spring only to fall asleep under an apple tree that is losing its petals, only to awaken to what he believes is snow. (What a nightmare!:)
The classic favorite-this is the board book, so it’s good for little ones. My kids all loved Peter Rabbit.
Janey adores this story of two little ducklings who don’t listen to Mama duck and get themselves lost. I love the soft watercolor artwork.
And my favorite springtime Golden Books:
Another childhood favorite of mine. (I loved all Garth Williams illustrations and still do.)
If we read about it, it will come! 🙂
Some favorite chapter books:
Andrew (13) is reading The Fellowship of the Ring. He was having a book crisis last week (meaning no book ideas) and I found a great list and this was on it. (I can’t say enough about this list-even the picture books are great!) Now he has a whole Lord of the Rings series to go, with a great list to reference when he finishes with all of them.
Patrick and I went on a dog book adventure this winter and it was great. It started last year when we read our all time favorite Where The Red Fern Grows. Then we watched the movie. (The movie is old but great.)
After that we read Old Yeller-so so good. We LOVED it almost as much as Red Fern. We watched the Old Yeller movie-old film but again good.
Next up-Shiloh. Another great one. The move is newer, which means it’s just ok, but we still enjoyed it.
For Christmas Patrick received The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. It is a HUGE HIT. All the kids spent a bunch of time with this book. Patrick and his BF made a huge list of dogs they wanted in order. It’s a big coffee table book and tells a little about each dog with nice photos. This is for sure a keeper and will be in our book basket in the living room forever.