As promised, I have a little bit of a spring book list for you. Here’s the thing though… it is really REALLY hard for me to settle on just a FEW good books. So instead I picked a few of my favorite things about spring and the good reads that go along with them.
Lazy days laying in the grass while we take turns reading aloud-
Some of our favorite sunny read alouds are – The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (This is a wonderful book, but it does discuss evolution and one of the characters is trying his hand at making alcohol. If those aren’t issues you’re ready to discuss with your kiddos, this might not be your book), Strawberry Girl, Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte’s Web, Little Farm in the Ozarks, A Child’s Garden of Verses (it HAS to be this version because Gyo Fujikawa’s illustrations are just beyond compare).
Jelly jars full of wildflowers and the chubby, grubby hands that pick them for me –
Bare legs running fast after winged things -
Looking for fairies in the woods and dragons in the clouds –
The amazing, hope-filled, rattle of seed packets and new green things –
Berry-stained smiles and the “clink” of canning jars sealing up our spring memories –
Mud between our toes, puddles to jump in and wiggly wet things -
Rain drops that chase each other down window panes and thunder in the middle of the night -
The ceaseless industry and song of birds in spring-
Laying on a blanket and connecting the dots in the heavens -
Old quilts and sun-dried sheets to dream under –
You can find loads more of our most beloved springtime activities in our Book of Days Spring Editions. Each and every activity is accompanied by a parent field guide which suggests ways to expand the activity and also lists bunches of great go-along books. You can see many of the books mentioned in our spring editions by visiting our Book Shelf.
And how about you? What are your favorite springtime stories?
It may be a little quiet here for the next few days. We’re feeling that old road trip itch coming on
Happy trails to you then, until we meet again!