Children's Books,  Recommended Reads

Montessori at Home; Our Spring Time Books

Helllloooooo Spring! Boy am I glad to see you!

These books aren’t necessarily books about Spring time, they’re simple the ones we’re enjoying at the moment. For the most part they reflect the positivity, new energy and drive to spend time outside that defines this time of year for us.

Any seasonal books I have included are ones which look at Spring as part the yearlong seasonal cycle.

Nest by Jorey Hurley – though minimalist in words and illustration style this book captures the freshness of Spring so beautifully.

I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree selected by Fiona Waters – a poem a day, we read a poem every day with our afternoon snack. It’s a great way to hit reset and shift gear.

Happy by Nicola Edwards – I love, love, LOVE this book of mindfulness for children. It’s written in rhyme and I’ve even found myself repeating a few of the mantras during parts of the day that I’m finding hard.

A River by Marc Martin – a surprising hit in our house, beautifully illustrated story about a gentle day dream on the river.

Trees by Piotr Socha – don’t be deceived by the cover, this is a fantastic non-fiction book about different tree species, habitats and cultures. LOVE!

Archie Snufflekins Cat by Katie Harnett – this is a funny ‘through the door’ story about Cat’s busy life on Blossom Street.

Red Sky At Night by Elly MacKay – this non-fiction books is a great collection of weather wisdom, it’s perfect for this time of year as our weather is so noticeable at the beginning of Spring.

Good Morning City by Pat Kieran – we’ve been spending more time in the city recently and this busy book about a city waking up has been read over and over.

La Primavera Ya Esta Aqui by Alberto Asensio – this book about the woodland animals and plants coming to life after Winter is simply charming. It’s available in English under the title Spring is Here.

Held in Love by Dawn Casey – this is a beautiful but simple rhyming story about a mother’s love

Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg – another rhyming book, although this was India’s book Alfie really enjoyed playing peekaboo with the detailed illustrations.

Baby Feminists by Libby Babbitt-Klein – LOVE this book! The fact that Alfie can recite it makes me happy!

The Usbourne Woodland Book – a really gorgeous and useful book, packed full of information and suggestions this book will be on our shelves for a long time

My First Discoveries Vegetables – one our best finds in a long time. This book might have been created for our Montessori inspired veg patch! Gorgeous, informative and full of fun transparent pages; it’s a brilliant resource book for us.

Le Livre du Printemps by Rotraut Susanne Berner – there’s always one of these wordless books on our shelves, they’re fantastic and great for using in restaurants or waiting rooms when you might not be able to read aloud.

There’s a highlight reel over on our Instagram showing the inside of these gorgeous books.

Hello and welcome! I’m Ted, a Mother, a Reader and a Montessori Believer! Here you'll find how we're using Montessori at home and all the ways that we try to celebrate the joy in every day (mostly with books, labdradoodles and chickens).


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