With Spring knocking every so gently on our door, and Easter right around the corner, I've put together a book list for the young readers in your life.
If your family is silly and fun, they'll probably get a big kick out of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick. This is one of my favorite read-aloud books for kids of any age. In fact, I still read it to the #TampaTrio during this holiday season. As in other "old lady who swallowed" stories the hungry old lady manages to swallow some pretty unique items. On this journey, she swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! And just as she's hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny! Watch what happens when she trips, with amazing results!
If your reader enjoys "the fairy books" check out Bella the Bunny Fairy. At an Easter egg hunt, Rachel and Kirsty spot a color-changing rabbit! Could it be the Easter Bunny? Or is it Bella the Bunny Fairy’s missing rabbit, Misty?
Easter Bunnies by Patrick Merrick introduces the holiday of Easter and some of the ways in which it is celebrated, explaining the origin and meaning of such symbols as Easter eggs and the Easter bunny.
And if you enjoy storytelling, I recommend The Birds' Gift, A Ukrainian Easter Story. In this story, villagers take in a flock of golden birds nearly frozen by an early snow and are rewarded with beautifully decorated eggs the next spring. It's a wonderful read-a-loud tale.
Of course, your library offers much more than the four books I featured. Click HERE to view more Easter and Spring themed books available through your Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library.
Do you have a favorite Spring/Easter themed story that you read to your kids?