Children’s Spring Reading Basket

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Spring is such a magical time of year.

It always feels so full of promise and possibilities. For me, with each Spring comes personal reawakening, together with a desire to get outside! And since we are experiencing our first Spring in our new home we are watching our garden with great anticipation. Discovering bulbs and the colour of our magnolia {white pink}.

And with the changing of the season we are also changing the books in our reading basket. Our Spring book collection has grown this year to include some lovely new stories. And I am excited to share them with you!

Books in our Spring reading basket

How Robin Saved Spring
Debbie Ouellet

My lovely friend Carrie from Crafty Moms Share sent this book to us, as she enjoys reading it with her daughter. And we love it too! The personification of the seasons as Lady Winter and Sister Spring to tell the story of a lingering Winter works well. My son loves how each of the animals attempt to wake Sister Spring and the imaginative explanations of why they have spots or sleep through the Winter.

Flower Fairies of the Spring
Cicely Mary Barker

A lovely book of Spring poetry paired with illustrations of Spring flower fairies. From the joyful Song of the Crocus Fairies to the sweet Song of the Daisy Fairy the season is celebrated and explored in this wonderfully whimsical way. We enjoy dipping into this book when the mood takes us.

Spring
Gerda Muller

This board book is my daughter’s favourite, with wonderful illustrations of Spring without text. She enjoys talking to me about what she sees in the pages, as a change from being read to. Such an innocent and sweet book with lovely illustrations of lambs, poppies and rainbows.

My Little World
Julia Cooke and Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

This is a wonderful story about the little things in nature that children may be more likely to notice than grown ups. The insects and bugs, plants and things at their eye level. This is a favourite here because it is also based not far from home.

The Story of the Root Children
Sibylle von Olfers

This classic ‘Waldorf’ story is about the reawakening of the Earth after Winter. With the root children waking up, sewing new clothes and emerging to play and frolic in the fields and water. The illustrations are whimsically beautiful and draw us in. Although I do enjoy this story, I do wonder if some of the magic of the story may have been lost in translation.

In the Land of Fairies
Daniela Drescher

Follow the seasons of the year with the fairies and how they interact with the animals, insects and flowers. My children enjoy discovering new things in the illustrations as we read this sweet story.

What are your favourite Spring books?

For more Spring reading inspiration pop over to My Little Bookcase!

Happy reading,
Kelly

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25 Comments

  • Reply Kim September 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

    How Robin Saved Spring is my hands down favourite…love it! And of course we do love the Root Children.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts September 2, 2014 at 12:45 am

      I’d never heard of How Robin Saved Spring until my friend from the States sent us a copy! Now we adore it!

  • Reply Jodie Clarke September 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    What a lovely idea Kelly…think i shall need to borrow that haha! i haven’t seen many of these books so excited to check them out now 🙂

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts September 2, 2014 at 12:45 am

      Thanks Jode ~ that’s the great thing about blogging isn’t it sharing and borrowing ideas 🙂

  • Reply Ronnie September 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

    My Little World sounds good – I like that it is australian. A book that we enjoy is Ten Little Seeds by Ruth Brown. It follows the seeds through all four seasons but starts in spring and is one we always pull out at this time of year. Off work for the rest of the week and I will be making up a little book basket for my little ones Thanks ❤

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts September 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Ten Little Seeds sounds lovely, on the wish list now 🙂 Hope your little ones are enjoying their book basket x

  • Reply Carrie September 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    What a great collection of spring books!! I love all the spring books and am glad you are enjoying How Robin Saved Spring as much as we do.

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche September 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    What lovely books. Must look them up!

  • Reply Kate Lloyd September 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Such a lovely collection of books. I have a basket of Christmas books but not Spring. MUST fix that asap.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts September 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      I love collecting our books together this way, helps focus our minds on the changing seasons

  • Reply Kate Gribble September 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I always love seeing people’s seasonal reading baskets. We have My Little World and love it too because it’s set here 🙂 I also love That’s Not a Daffodil but I think our favourite would have to be Ruby Red Shoes. She is just like my little Sarah; forever pottering around her kitchen garden and daydreaming.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts September 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Ruby Red Shoes sounds delightful! I will have to check out the ones you mention x

  • Reply Caro September 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    So sweet! I’m going to buy some of these for my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply melissa squire September 10, 2014 at 2:06 am

    What a great collection of spring books. We haven’t read any of them, so it looks like our reading list just got a little bigger 🙂

  • Reply Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky September 11, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Such a lovely collection and a great idea.

  • Reply Bekka Joy September 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    How lovely! 🙂 I’m going to take a look through our collection and see if we have any suitable for a Spring basket! Might have to check our library this week too!

  • Reply johegerty September 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

    We love The Little Composter, which talks about how food scraps turn into compost and can be used to raise seeds. I’d never thought of it as a Spring book until now! Thanks for the great reading list!

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