Children’s Books for Spring

Engage young reading enthusiasts with an assortment of books for springtime.

Spring is a fabulous time to find a quiet spot in the garden to read with your kids. Here are some wonderful books that will help your children embrace the sunshine and delight in the stories.   The Story of the Frog Belly Rat Bone By Timothy Basil Ering Candlewick Press In the 10 years since this beautifully illustrated picture book was released, Frog Belly Rat Bone has engaged readers of all ages with the story of a young boy who builds a charming, lovable and mildly handsome monster to protect his garden filled with treasures. The illustrations offer insight into this meaningful story that celebrates trust and friendship.   Ballpark Mysteries: The Wrigley Riddle By David A. Kelly Random House Books for Young Readers Nothing says spring like America’s pastime. Playing baseball is one thing; reading about baseball brings it to a new level. David Kelly’s engaging Ballpark Mysteries series will find a special place in your baseball fan’s reading repertoire. A cross of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mystery series with Matt Christopher’s sports books, Ballpark Mysteries follows Mike and Kate as they follow the antics of their latest caper at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago.   I’m Like You, You’re Like Me By Cindy Gainer Free Spirit Publishing Minneapolis-based Free Spirit Publishing recently released a delightful picture book introducing the concept of diversity to young children. Gorgeous illustrations and engaging text help children appreciate the ways they are alike while celebrating the qualities that make them unique and truly one of a kind.