Time to take a trip to your local library! Schedule in time to stay for a good hour. Sometimes it is fun to stay at the library and read the books together rather than doing it at home. These are the books my girls and I loved this week:
We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow is a fantastic book about nature just in time for spring. The illustrations are bright, eye catching and unique. The text is bouncy, poetic and the perfect length to keep the attention of your kids. The book’s message is wonderful too; it teaches you to appreciate nature and the value of its preservation for the future of families throughout the world.
Song of the Flowers by Takayo Noda celebrates the flowers of spring with a nice lullaby rhyme. This is a soothing book that is perfect for bed. We love the very bright and bold colors used in the illustrations.
My Garden by Kevin Henkes is a fun story with a main character that we all fell in love with, a cute little daydreaming girl. I love the feel of the watercolor illustrations and softer colors. Umbrellas pop out of the garden when it rains and tomatoes are as big as beach balls. This little girl has fun daydreaming about her garden!
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is a classic that leaves me thinking I need to plant a rainbow flower garden as well. It also goes over educational things like yearly cycle and process of planning, planting, and picking flowers in a garden. The bond that the mother and child form in the book is adorable. We loved this book so much we bought it for our home library.
One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert and Karla Gudeon is a book that seems like it came from your grandmother’s book shelf. It goes over the life cycle of an apple: from fruit growing on the tree to market, to picnic, to seed, to sapling and tree, and finally to a new apple.
Hope you enjoy our library picks this week to help you get in the mood for spring! Grab the books and read them outside under a tree with your family.