Spring has arrived! And over here in Tell Me a Story, that means spring books. To name all my favorites would take ages, so I've put together a little sampling from our selection in the store that I hope you will love as much as I do!
How Groundhog's Garden Grew: One day a hungry Little Groundhog tries to eat some vegetables out of Squirrel's garden and Squirrel decides to teach his new friend all about what it would take to grow a garden of his own. From collecting seeds to planting them in the spring and nurturing the plants as they grow, this wonderful book takes you on the complete journey. Stunning illustrations and thorough research on plants and insects make this lovely story an engrossing read, as well as an amazing picture book introduction to how plants grow.
James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Herriot’s well-loved tales of his life as a rural British veterinarian hold the timeless qualities of family affection, humor, loyalty, appreciation for nature, and love of animals. In the Audio Version the farmyard world of Herriot's Yorkshire is brought to vibrant life in this collection of award-winning animal stories read by actor Jim Dale, the narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks. It includes eight short stories, each roughly 10 minutes in duration.
The Runaway Bunny: At some point or another, all little ones dream up ways to run away. In this classic and enchanting tale a little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him. The illustrations are also completely wonderful!
The Secret Garden: This magical tale comes alive in the pages of this beautiful classic illustrated by Tasha Tudor. It is the inspiring story of Mary, a selfish and unloved young girl and her equally selfish invalid cousin, Colin. When they meet shy Dickon and his animal friends, their lives change. As they work together to save their garden, its healing power helps transform their lives.
Sunflower Houses: A magical introduction to gardening for children, "Sunflower Houses" celebrates the lore of a garden, the joy of interacting with nature, and the memories of childhood gardens through story-like narrative and charming illustrations.
Am I Really Different?: Celebrate the unique differences in all of us! Sweetly illustrated in soft pastels, this book gently makes the point that we are all unique and special, and those unique qualities should be celebrated. This book is perfect for helping youngsters embrace all the wonderful qualities that make them the delightful little ones they are! Happy spring reading!
And now for the winner of our Runaway Bunny and Snow White Rabbit giveaway! The winner is...
... Sarah M. who wrote:
"We love this story, and surprisingly, don't have it! Love that little bunny, too. He looks so real :)"
Thank you to everyone who participated!
*Last time in Books and Stories: The Runaway Bunny