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Spring Inspired Storybooks for Under 5s


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Spring is officially here! With the days getting slowly longer and warmer it’s a great time to teach your little one about the changing seasons, topics around gardening, growing your own and so much more!

 

To help you do this, we’ve listed some of our favourite spring inspired storybooks for under 5s.

 

Did you know… Reading storybooks offers a huge range of developmental benefits. Through storytelling, your little one will expand their vocabulary, learn language skills, and nurture their creativity.


These can also introduce your child to a range of cultures, perspectives and experiences which promotes empathy and understanding of the world.

 

By immersing your little one in storytelling, you will lay a foundation for a lifelong love of learning and exploration!

 

So here are our top picks for books both about spring and amazing events taking place in March & April.

 

Books all about spring

 


Hello Spring by Jo Lindley

Hello Spring by Jo Lindley

 

Ideal for children aged: 3+

 

“After a whole year of waiting, it’s finally Spring’s turn to wear the Weather Crown and create her own special season. Her friends can all remember how beautiful spring was last time.

 

But this time, as Winter places the crown on her head, Spring starts to feel anxious. Can her friends help by showing her that not everything has to be perfect?”

 

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Spring by Child's Play & Ailie Busby 

 

Spring by Child's Play & Ailie Busby 

 

Ideal for children aged: 3+

 

“There’s something special about each season of the year, wherever we live in the world.

 

Follow the children in this book as they discover and explore the unique character of spring, through indoor and outdoor play.

 

Sensory, detailed and child-centred, this is the perfect introduction for young children to the cycles of the year.”


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Spencer Knows Spring by Tiffany Obeng & Tharushi Fernando

Spencer Knows Spring by Tiffany Obeng & Tharushi Fernando

 

Ideal for children aged: 0 - 6

 

“Spencer Knows Spring is a celebration of spring's arrival! Written in simple, engaging text, Spencer cheerfully observes the signs of spring.

 

The beautiful, friendly and charming illustrations make this the perfect book to introduce spring to preschool-aged children.”

 

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Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor, Alex Morss & Cinyee Chiu 

Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor, Alex Morss & Cinyee Chiu 

 

Ideal for children aged: 3+

 

“In this uplifting picture book about spring, follow two children and their father through their backyard as they discover all the different ways nature wakes up from its long winter sleep.


Spot the busy creatures and plants as the tale unfolds, then learn about how each responds to the increasing daylight and warmth that usher in the season.”

 

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Busy Grow by Campbell Books & Diana Bedoya 

Busy Grow by Campbell Books & Diana Bedoya 

 

Ideal for children aged: 0 - 5

 

“Push, pull and slide the tabs to make things bloom in Busy Grow! Sprinkle seeds into the soil, water the plants and watch the beautiful flowers turn into fruit and vegetables as you discover how things grow.


Green-fingered toddlers will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Diana Bedoya, which is part of the popular Busy Book series.”


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To learn about events taking place this Spring

 

Little Leena Learns About Ramadan by Zainab Fadlallah

Little Leena Learns About Ramadan by Zainab Fadlallah

 

Ideal for children aged: 4+

 

“Join the lovely and funny little Leena as she learns about a special time of the year from her older sister Safiyya.

 

Safiyya explains to her sister the meaning of Ramadan in a simple manner , that makes Leena, who has a passion for food, excited for the holiday.”

 

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Festival of Colours by Surishtha Sehgal, Kabir Sehgal & Vashti Harrison

Festival of Colours by Surishtha Sehgal, Kabir Sehgal & Vashti Harrison

 

Ideal for children aged: 1 - 5

 

“It’s time for the Indian festival of Holi, a celebration of the start of spring, of new beginnings, and of good over evil. Friends, families, and neighbours wear white clothing and toss handfuls of brightly coloured powders at one another until they’re all completely covered from head to toe!


Young readers will love following the young siblings gathering flowers to make the colourful powders for the big day until—poof!—it’s time for the fun to begin.”

 

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Winnie-the-Pooh Easter Hunt by Jane Riordan & Andrew Grey 

Winnie-the-Pooh Easter Hunt by Jane Riordan & Andrew Grey 

Ideal for children aged: 2 - 6

“This Winnie-the-Pooh picture book is written by talented author Jane Riordan. It helps children and all fans of Pooh and his friends to celebrate the wonders of springtime and especially the magic of Easter!

It features beautiful, colourful images set in the Hundred Acre Wood created by skilled illustrator Andrew Grey.”

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Peter Rabbit Great Big Easter Egg Hunt by Beatrix Potter 

Peter Rabbit Great Big Easter Egg Hunt by Beatrix Potter 

 

Ideal for children aged: 2+

 

“Let's go on an eggciting Easter egg hunt with Peter Rabbit! Can you help Peter find all his friend's eggs in this brand-new lift the flap storybook?


It's the day of the Easter picnic and there are eggs for everyone! But when Peter knocks over the Easter basket full of eggs, he has to go on a hunt to find them all.


Will he make it back in time for the picnic? Follow Peter on this new Easter adventure and lift the flaps to help him on his search.”

 

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My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan & Francesca Sanna 

My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan & Francesca Sanna 

 

Ideal for children aged: 3+

 

“Readers of all ages will pore over the pages of this spectacular book. Its enticing die-cut pages encourage exploration as its poetic text celebrates everything Earth does for us, all the while reminding us to be a good friend in return.”


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Busy Eid: The perfect gift to celebrate Ramadan and Eid with your toddler! by Campbell Books & Debby Rahmalia 

Busy Eid: The perfect gift to celebrate Ramadan and Eid with your toddler! by Campbell Books & Debby Rahmalia 

 

Ideal for children aged: 1 - 5

 

“Push, pull and slide the tabs to mark the end of Ramadan and prepare for Eid celebrations in Busy Eid!

 

Join the family as they decorate the house, wrap presents for their friends and enjoy a delicious feast!”


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