Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3 Things: Toddler Books for the Budding Naturalist

I'm such a bookworm, so my contribution to our 3 Things posts have primarily been books and I'm continuing the trend here. These are books that celebrate nature, gardening, and the seasonal cycles - a perfect way to welcome in spring, though they are standard reading fare in our home all year long. We LOVE them and I'm so incredibly happy to read them over and over to my little gardener (unlike other books which require incredible willpower to avoid groaning over whenever Mayumi requests them).

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow

The Money Tree by Sarah Stewart, Illustrated by David Small

Runner Up:
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla Frazee

I'm sure you have your favorite too, perhaps some that we haven't discovered yet, so please share!


ginger said...

Have you read Mud? How about Nikki McClure books. Oh, you'll love her! When Maya is a bit older, the Burgess books are simply delightful too.

MamaQ said...

we love the nikki mcclure books, too. but i'll have to look into burgess. thanks for the suggestions!

Pomegranategrl said...

I will have to check these out. Thanks for the recommendations!