Take advantage of some of our April showers to cuddle up with your kid and a good book. This month we also celebrate Easter and Earth Day. Hope you and your littles enjoy this month’s book club picks. And don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite books for next month.
1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic story originally published in 1902. What better time to introduce your littles to this beloved tale than Easter. The book tells the story of a mischievous rabbit and the trouble he gets into when he disobeys his mother and ventures into Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden.
2. The Honeybee, by Kirsten Hall
Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem. This beautifully illustrated picture-book with equally enchanting wordplay follows a little bee in its day-to-day activities. The Honeybee will soon become a favourite in your house!
3. We are the Gardeners, by Joanna Gaines and Kids
The well-known TV personality Joanna Gaines recently published this adorable story about a family learning how to garden. The story shows that trying something new isn’t always easy, but if you work hard at it, you will reap the rewards. A cute and endearing book for budding gardeners.
4. This Little Environmentalist, by Joan Holub
This brand new book published in March 2021 invites young readers to learn all about leaders and their quest to protect the earth. This book is a great introduction to the environment and how we can all make a difference.
5. My Friend Earth, by Patricia MacLachlan
This adorable book personifies the earth as a young girl. Die-cut pages and poetic text take young readers through a celebration of all the wonderful things our friend Earth does. This interactive story will engage young readers and get the conversation started about the environment and climate change.
6. The Hike, by Alison Farrell
The Hike is a delightful story about the three little girls and their adventure in the great outdoors. They experience the highs and the lows of a hike including picnics and tough terrain. Your little one will enjoy spotting all the animals throughout the book and learning a bit more about the science of the environment. This book will leave you all wanting to embark on a hike to explore more.
What books should be featured in May’s Book Club?