Thursday, March 12, 2009

Three Springtime Books for Kids

Its been so nice outside lately that it feels like Spring is upon us. Spring is a season for gardening and growing. Here are three books for children that I think they will "grow" to love:

Growing Colors by Bruce McMillan is a nice little book that not only teaches children about colors but also teaches them about fruits and vegetables. Each color has a corresponding fruit and/or vegetable that brings the color alive. Beautiful photographs paired with simple text make this book a treat for the little ones. Recommended for ages 2 to 6.

This book follows Rabbit in the Springtime as he plants his carrot garden. He waits for his carrots to grow so that he can have his favorite dish: carrot soup. But, when its time to harvest his crop, Rabbit's plants are missing!! He ask all of his friends but none of them have seen them. Read Carrot Soup to find out what has happened to Rabbit's glorious carrot crop. Recommended for infants - 6 years of age.

This "growing" book is for the older kids. It is filled with wonderful ideas for the budding gardener. With easy steps that kids can follow and activities that parents will love, What Shall I Grow? by Ray Gibson will have kids growing their own plants and/or flowers in no time. What a great book for Spring! Recommended for ages 4-8.   

-Carrie L. Boyd, intern and book lover

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