Last Week I shared my favorite spring books for toddlers, and today wanted share some fun spring themed board books for kids.
Here Comes Destructosaurus!
By Aaron Reynolds. Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless fury! Someone is heading for a time-out, Mister.
This is an adorable and funny book that my 5 year old instantly proclaimed as “his favorite”. Both of us literally laughed out loud in this one. Buy Here.
I Didn’t Do My Homework Because . . .
by Davide Cali. How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighborhood. Elves hid all the pencils. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants…. The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment—and isn’t that everyone? via
Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl
Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily—a world-travelling girl with boundless curiosity—goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery is the best way to travel each and every day.
I love Lily and her wonderful story. My favorite line is “Even though the world is a big place, sharing stories keeps us close.” Fans of Eloise or Fancy Nancy will enjoy having Lily for a friend as well. Via
Busy Bunny Days: In the Town, On the Farm & At the Port
By Britta Teckentrup. Join the Bunny Family for a busy day in their home town, on a fun-filled farm adventure, and at the port for an exciting outing in this seek-and-find book where there is always something to discover. From the time they wake up until the time they go to sleep, there is so much to see and do. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for that pesky Benny Badger—he is always up to no good!
This was a book I could enjoy with all of my children, no matter what age. A more interesting and beautiful Where’s Waldo, each page asks a question that requires the reader to find something. Its an exciting chase that allows for plenty of words to teach younger kids as they point out images they recognize. via
At the Same Moment, Around the World
By Clotilde Perrin. Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Readers learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map.
I love this book for its education of other countries – especially those that we don’t hear about all that often in childrens books. My only complaint is that the size of the book is really awkward. Not a deal breaker, and in fact visually its lovely. I just have a hard time co-holding the book with my son, which is part of our night time reading routine. Not a deal breaker!