One Katyite’s top 5 favorite spring time picture books

My mother and I both went back to school and got our Masters in Library Science.  That means, among other things, that my children have a double dose of avid readers gifting them with books upon books.  And they love it!

With the beautiful weather outside and the promise of longer evenings, there are a few favorite books I like to read with my children during this season especially.  Some are oldies but goodies, while others are recent discoveries. 

*The Aminal by Lorna Balian – This is a fun little story about a boy who finds an aminal.  The children spend the rest of the book picturing what this aminal might look like, and in the end, all are surprised by the friendly creature.

*Fancy Nancy Explorer Extrodinaire by Jane O’Conner and Robin Preiss Glaser – Fancy Nancy is a favorite with my prissy little girl, and in Explorer Extrodinaire, Fancy Nancy shows her reader that it is fancy to learn about nature and be an explorer.  I love reading this book and then heading out to do some exploring of our own!

*The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown – The pictures are beautiful, and I love to stop half way through the book and have my girls draw pictures of what they think goes inside of an egg like the one in the book.  Literature and science, nicely meshed.

*Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood – This book has similies comparing a child to many different animals.  Beautiful pictures and great comparisons make this a librarian’s favorite; acting out the different similies make this a child’s favorite.

*Cat by Martin Van Fleet – This is a great hands on book, fun for any time of year.  However, I do love reading books about animals in the spring time, and my daughter has recently renewed her love for this book as well.  We love the squeaking ball!

How about you?  What are your favorite picture books to read during the spring time?  Post a comment below!

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