Are you a big book fan?

We are so in love with books. My favourite part of the day is sitting down in Evie’s little reading corner and letting her choose some books for us to read to her.

There is something so special about sharing those moments with her, it takes me back to my own childhood, when I was always found with my head in a book.

Every season we love to change up Evie’s bookshelves. We’ve found that themed books have been really helpful in developing Evie’s recognition of topics. One of the topics we’ve been focusing on is seasons. We read themed books in Autumn, Winter, at Halloween and at Christmas.

This month we’ve been teaching Evie about Spring. Check out the Spring themed books that are currently on the ‘front row’ of Evie’s bookshelf:

What's On Evie's Spring Bookshelf

I adore our books for this season. They’re all so bright and inviting and Evie has already learnt to say and recognise the word Spring and some of the animals that are associated with Spring; such as chicks, lambs and rabbits.

We have always found that her learning is amplified when we combine reading themed books with doing relatable crafts. So soon we will be doing some more Spring based crafts, including planting some flowers and vegetables in the garden.

Definitely check out our playtime section you’re stuck for messy play ideas!

What's On Evie's Spring Bookshelf

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – This beautifully illustrated book is a classic! I remember reading it when I was a girl. It follows a little baby caterpillar from the day he was born and shows you the food he eats over the course of a week before realising the food that he loves. He then makes himself a little cocoon and after two weeks, hatches and turns into a beautiful butterfly. It’s a great book for introducing the life cycle of a caterpillar, different types of fruit and counting!

Let It Rain – We had ‘Let It Fall’ in Autumn, ‘Let It Snow’ in Winter and we just had to get ‘Let It Rain’ for Spring. These are Evie’s favourite books! They follow three children through the highs and the lows of each season, with beautiful illustrations and a gorgeous poetic flow. It’s a must have for teaching seasons!

Spring (Seasons) – This book teaches the elements of Spring in regards to outdoor and indoor play, taking you through the different activities children can do during the season. From getting new clothes, to playing with baby animals, to having fun in the sun.

It’s Spring! – This book follows lots of animals as they all pass on the message that Spring has come. From the cow telling the horse, to the horse telling the birds, to the birds cheeping to the bears so that they wake up from hibernation. It’s a beautiful book for introducing Spring and for teaching your little one about animals.

Oh Dylan! – This book follows ‘Dylan’, a little duck and his three sisters as they go exploring with their mother. Dylan is a little adventurous though and keeps getting into mischief and getting lost, but all for the sweetest of reasons. It’s an adorable little Spring book that is perfect for any bookshelf.

Just after hitting publish on this post, we were sent two more books by the lovely people at Curious Fox, to add to our Spring bookshelf. These books are so lovely, I just had to share them with you and also give you the chance to win them.

What's On Evies Spring bookshelf

Too Many Carrots – Rabbit loves carrots. Maybe a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his burrow. When his friends offer to help — that’s just asking for trouble. This charming and lovingly illustrated picture book shows how friendships get us over the rough spots in life, even if the going gets a little bumpy!

Squirrel Me Timbers – Sammy is a young squirrel that thinks he is a pirate. When he finds a treasure map, he can’t believe his luck! X marks the spot of 100,000 nuts. He sets off on a mission to find the buried treasure, but can he find it?

What do you think of these books? Have you heard of Curious Fox?

Curious Fox is an exciting new website for young readers of all ages. It’s a perfect one stop shop for buying titles that spark the imagination and encourage reading. They have some beautiful titles on there, and it is worth checking out when you’re ready to stock up your bookshelves, or even for gift ideas.

Enter below for your chance to win these titles!

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Do you like to switch up your books? What books are on your bookshelf? Do you have an all time favourite seasonal book?

*This post contains affiliate links which means that I can earn a little bit of money if you buy anything. Anything money made will be put back into Evie’s book fund!



  1. March 22, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Ahh love buying new books. The Hungry Catapillar is a favourite of ours. I’m going to take a look at the other books you’ve mentioned. Thanks! X

  2. Tracy Nixon
    May 6, 2016 / 7:51 am

    I love the illustrations as they will be very appealing to young children. The topics covered will also relate to children especially at this time of the year!

  3. iain maciver
    May 6, 2016 / 9:01 am

    perfect for the kids because they love reading

  4. Harline parkin
    May 6, 2016 / 10:33 am

    I love the illustration and pictures it gets kids interested in reading

  5. Angela Treadway
    May 7, 2016 / 10:27 am

    The books look so appealing and fun to read x

  6. Laura Pritchard
    May 7, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    They’re really bright & appealing to young children!

  7. claire woods
    May 7, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    They look fun, educational and bright engaging covers.

  8. Tilly 14
    May 7, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    These book illustrations look lovely and fun!

  9. michelle o'neill
    May 9, 2016 / 5:12 am

    my grandaughter loves all sorts of books, she would love these x

  10. Ruth Harwood 0749208972
    May 9, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Books help me forget my life and difficulties xx

  11. claire griffiths
    May 9, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    i like the illustrations nice and colourful and will be appealing to children

  12. Lizzy Cooper
    May 9, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    I love the illustrations in these books, they look easy to read and enjoyable for mumma & baby!
    The hungry caterpillar is my favorite. My son would love the ‘oh Dylan’ book because that’s his name too! 🙂

  13. May 10, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    The carrots! A story about too many carrots would make my son giggle!

  14. vicky lawless
    May 11, 2016 / 10:05 am

    My eldest and youngest daughter love their books, my eldest is into teenager books now where my youngest loves any book you buy and especially new books we read every day for a bout a week

  15. Corinna Ball
    May 11, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    My daughter loves story time and she’ll be so excited to see the pictures in these bright and colourful books.

  16. Vickie Jackson
    May 14, 2016 / 10:23 am

    I love that the pictures are so bright and colourful and the stories are really entertaining.

  17. May 14, 2016 / 11:00 am

    This is such a fantastic idea! I’ll be doing this for Erin when she’s a bit older.

  18. kim neville
    May 14, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    They are both lovely stories my son will enjoy reading

  19. Caroline S
    May 14, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Hadn’t heard of Curious Fox, but the books pictured look great. I love picture books with a sense of fun and humour, and they look like they’d be right up our street.

  20. Sheri Darby
    May 14, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    These books have such brilliant bright colours, the children will love them

  21. Adrian Bold
    May 14, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    The books look so fun and appealing to read. The kids would love them.

  22. Thomas Perry
    May 15, 2016 / 9:56 am

    The illustrations and the stories look and sound fab and they would be read over and over again

  23. Natalie Crossan
    May 15, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    my daughter would love reading it xx

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