Kids Book Review: Books for Spring

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The snow is still on the ground here but there’s something hopeful about the first day of spring. What better way to get ready for the season with some books for the kids and I’ve found a few favourites from publisher Raincoast Books (plus a little giveaway that will put you in a springtime frame of mind).
From Rain to Rainbows
all ages
120 pages
gift book

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:

A treasure trove of delightful work by beloved indie art stars and emerging talents, this cheering collection echoes the uplifting transformation of rain into rainbows: the book begins with raindrops and umbrellas, transitions midway through, and concludes with a glorious bouquet of colorful rainbows.

“April showers bring May flowers.” Rain in the spring brings life back to the world around us, green grass, colourful flowers, and of course rainbows. From Rain to Rainbows is full of delightful art that takes you through the drip, drip, drip of the start of rain to the colourful rainbow reward. The art is varied and delightful making a nice gift book.

Kids Book Review Rain to Rainbow

You can find a copy of From Rain to Rainbows from your local bookstore or Raincoast Books.

Spring Walk
By Virginia Brimhall Snow
age 4-8
32 pages

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:

After a long winter’s sleep, the soil is springing to life. Spring flowers break through the ground to welcome warmer days. Come with Grammy and her grandchildren as they explore and learn all about 24 different flowers. Once home, she teaches them how to plant their own flowers from seeds and make beautiful bouquets.

We think of animals hibernating in the winter months but nature is also asleep, waiting until spring to wake again. A scavenger hunt is the perfect way to rediscover the new plants that are starting to appear. Spring Walk takes you through the various flowers you may see in your neighbourhood or local park. The colourful illustrations will make it easier to flower spotting and plus you’ll find a few crafts and flower facts at the end of the book.

Kids Book Review Spring Walk

You can find a copy of Spring Walk from your local bookstore or Raincoast Books.

A Nest Is Noisy
By Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long
age 5-8
40 pages

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:

From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent’s lap

This winter with the trees bare of leaves we’ve noticed a number of nests in our neighbourhood trees, abandoned and quiet. Spring brings with it new life. We always think of nests as something dominated by birds but A Nest is Noisy illustrates that other animals raise families in nests too. A great way to explore the immerging nature around us.

Kids Book Review Nest is Noisy

You can find a copy of A Nest is Noisy from your local bookstore or Raincoast Books.

I Wish You More
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
age 5-8
40 pages

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:

Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace.

Are you a glass half empty or half full? We all wish our kids more of the good and less of the struggle and that’s what I Wish You More wishes too. More treasures than pockets. More Will than hill. I lovely book to share with our kids as we welcome the new season, a season of possibilities. Perhaps we’ll all take a moment to look at the positive side of everything and enjoy the special moments a little longer.

Kids Book Review I Wish You More

You can find a copy of I Wish You More from your local bookstore or Raincoast Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations.

Your Turn to Win!

Raincoast Spring Book Basket Giveaway

As we welcome spring in our home with these fabulous books the folks at Raincoast Books want to spread a little spring reading in your home too. One (1) EverythingMom reader will win our Spring Book Basket containing all four books above as well as Farewell Floppy, Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest & Coloring Book, and The Littlest Bunny in Canada An Easter Adventure. For a chance to add these books to your home library simply fill out the form below letting me know the latest book you’ve been reading with your kids.

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47 thoughts on “Kids Book Review: Books for Spring”

  1. DD really liked ‘The Book with No Pictures’ when we read it recently. We have been reading a lot of ‘fractured’ fairy tales lately too as they have also been reading them at school.

  2. I’ve been reading Little House on the Prairie with my daughter and Richard Scarry books with my son.

  3. Oh, this looks like a gorgeous selection of books. We came home from a spring walk and read Our Woodland Birds by Matt Sewell. Beautiful book.

  4. The last one I read was Winnie the Pooh Easter egg book. We’re also reading Rasmus and the Vagabond.

  5. We are reading The Imaginary Veterinary series with the 8 year old. The 7 year old wants to read The Little Red Elf all the time (yes, Christmas books), the the 1 year old loves Lost and Found, and Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See on repeat!

  6. My 6 year old daughter and I read Stellaluna tonight before bed. She usually wants to read, I ain’t gonna paint no more. There is no greater joy than laying w my child reading a story. Precious moments and memories.

  7. We went to a Thomas event at Chapters a few weeks back, so now my son wants stories from his Thomas story collection every night.

  8. A Hello Kitty I bought my niece from one of the book places where you can get the books personalized.

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