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Can you believe it’s March already? It is going to be the Fourth of July before we know it! Of course, before that can happen we get to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! My preschooler has also been learning about seasons, so we searched the library for some Spring books too.
Saint Patrick’s Day Favorites!
How to Catch a Leprechaun – Adam Wallace
Can they catch the Leprechaun in this super cute and fun story with catchy rhymes and funny illustrations. Both my girls loved the Christmas version of catching an elf, and this one was a hit too! It is also a good setup for fun activities like trying to catch your own leprechaun.
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover – Lucille Colandro
My girls had a lot of fun guessing what the little old lady was going to swallow next, and what she was going to do with it. This series is a great one when working on listening and repeating back. It was almost like the game of telephone to see what they remembered and how it all came out in the end.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – Natasha Wing
Natasha is back for another holiday with adorable illustrations and an Irish spin on the Christmas classic. This time around, the kiddos are prepping with clover decorations and traps for a leprechaun. We really love this series and it’s a great way to introduce holidays to even younger kids.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George – H.A. Rey
This Curious George book was a fun choice. George takes parts in all the traditions of the holidays which are told in shorter poems. This is a perfect to read aloud.
The Clubhouse gang always goes big for the holidays, but yet again, Pete threatens to ruin the party. I didn’t check but there is a pretty good chance there is a matching episode for this story. Either way, you really can’t go wrong with Mickey and friends. Plus, our copy came with stickers!
The Little Leprechaun who Loved Yellow – Sally Huss
I love it anytime I can read a cute story to my kids that sneaks in a really big message. In this seasonal story one little leprechaun is different from the rest, and so he learns he must follow his heart to make himself happy. The little Leprechaun teaches us to love each other, love ourselves, embrace what makes us each different and to follow your heart.
Frozen: Olaf Waits for Spring – Victoria Saxon
We already know Olaf loves summer, but the Frozen gang gets him excited about all things spring in this story. If you have a Frozen fan in your home, you will love this story.
Clifford’s Spring Clean Up – Norman Bridwell
Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are hard at work to spruce things up for Spring. Clifford is his usually helpful self with all the various cleaning chores. They even clean up a vacant lot for Earth Day.
Splat the Cat Oopsie Daisy – J.E. Bright
Join Splat the Cat as he learns all about gardening. This would be a great one to pair with planting some flowers or seeds to care for and watch grow. I don’t think we have read any Splat books before, and both of my girls really enjoyed it. I’m sure we’ll be looking for this Cat more often now.
Surprising Spring – Jennifer Marino Walters
Spring can be a great opportunity for conversations on plants and animals as we all kind of reset our life cycle. This books touches on all of that for a good interactive story. The illustrations are bright and colorful just as you’d expect for Spring! There are books for the other seasons in this series as well.
Spring for Sophie – Yael Werber
I unintentionally saved the best for last for the spring books. Spring for Sophie was a hit with the kids and myself! Honestly, I loved this one. Sophie waits for spring by using her five senses. We read this one twice in a row and when we went outside next, the girls were doing all the things Sophie did to check for spring. This story was a great surprise find and definitely the favorite with all of us!
We can’t put away our snowman books here just yet since read all these books about spring, and then had an ice and snow storm two days later! However it will be here soon and is worth the wait and excitement. I hope you enjoy these books with your little readers to get ready for the upcoming holiday and changing of the season.