Picture book reads for Spring
Spring is a brilliant time of year to explore the world around you. Whether you're looking to explore the habitat, muster up some inspiration or simply seeking out an escape, then these are the perfect Spring reads for you and your little ones.
The Shadows and Light series by Nicola Davies and various illustrators.
Shadows and Light is a series of tales that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world. They can be a perfect way to re-connect with nature as warmer months approach. Despite falling in the middle-grade category, we think these tales are suitable for all ages. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.
The Ebb and Flo series by Jane Simmons
This series of picture books, written by Jane Simmons, tell the tales of Flo and her dog Ebb as they navigate life living on the coast of Cornwall in a boat. From tales of friendly geese to sea monsters, these stories give a glimpse of sea side life and encourage exploration.
The Wild Wanderers written by Dom Conlon and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou
From the leap of a hare and the gentlest breeze to a blazing star and ancient trees, Wild Wanderers is a series of poetic exploration which will inspire children across the world. Each book takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, environment and challenges to unlock a world of wonder.
Mouse and Mole series written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by James Mayhew
Mouse and Mole is a series of charming, gentle and humourous adventures taking place in the beautiful setting of the British countryside.
What will Mouse and Mole find to do tomorrow? They set out their plan: a picnic of cheese and cucumber sandwiches if it is a fine day, or roasted chestnuts and toasted muffins in front of an apple wood fire if it is wild and wintry. But what will they do if it is an in-between sort of day?
Mouse and Mole try to give their friendship a fresh start but realise they can’t go without seeing each other, even for a day.
Mouse and Mole try to avoid a storm by running, crawling and sitting it out, until they realise it’s impossible to know when a bolt from the blue will strike and to make the best of their situation.
Mole dreams that he finds the secret of happiness and wakes a grumpy Mouse to tell him, but then Mole instantly forgets! Mole spends all day trying to remember, bringing Mouse and all their friends to join his search, but will he manage to discover the secret again?
The Fletcher Fox series by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke
Combining emotive, lyrical storytelling with anengagement with nature, the adventures of Fletchercoincide with the characteristics of the four seasons,inspired directly by author Julia Rawlinson’sexperiences with her own children and theirinquisitiveness about nature.