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7 Adorable Children’s Picture Books to Read With Your Kiddos This Spring

As an avid book lover, it seems only right to inspire that same love of reading in your children. Here are 7 books to read with your budding bookworm this spring, practically guaranteed to get them hooked on books!

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1. The Egg Thief by Alane Adams and Lauren Gallegos

In 1920’s Pennsylvania, Young Georgie wakes up to find that all of the eggs on his farm have been stolen from the chicken coop! Buster, the stray dog who has taken the eggs, takes Georgie on an adventure to find more eggs that also features a look into America’s past. It’s like a mini history lesson for your child that’s also filled with fun!

2. Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat

Everyone knows that car rides can get a little boring and make things feel slow. But in this adventure book, a boy on a long car ride finds time slowing down so much that it starts moving backward! Rubbing elbows with Ben Franklin and dinosaurs wasn’t exactly what he had in mind. After all, he was just trying to get to his grandma’s birthday party! Give this one to your kiddo on a long car trip.

3. Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley and Lauren Castillo

As Lucy’s mom reads her a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. Later in the night, Lucy awakens to find both of her parents asleep, and a world that looks very different than the one seen during the day. Everything looks mysterious, and all of her drawings on the wall seem to be staring at her! Will she ever be able to get back to sleep?

4. Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos

Swatch lives in a world where color runs wild, but she is wilder! She loves color and wants to collect all of the wonderful shades and hues for her collection. The only problem is that sometimes, colors don’t like to be tamed. The vibrant colors and gorgeous illustrations will have your little one feeling inspired!

5. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield and Frances Lincoln Ltd.

One day, a bear cub finds a mysterious piano in the forest. When he first touches the keys, they make a horrible noise, but as he continues time and time again, the sounds get sweeter and sweeter. Soon the bear is invited to share his sounds with friends in the city, but he worries about leaving his friends and family in the forest. This book is perfect for teaching your child about following their dreams.

6. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham

It’s Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But then, the monster alarm rings! Magnolia knows what she must do. She ditches the frilly pink, grabs her cape, and becomes the Princess in Black! She keeps defeating the monsters, but they keep coming back. Can’t they see that she has a party to throw?

7. Listen to Our World by Bill Martin Jr., Michael Simpson, and Melissa Sweet

Our world is full of animals. Big, small, red, brown, furry, feathery, in the water and on land. And these animals make many interesting sounds: Squawk! Roar! Hiss! This is a celebration of animals everywhere, perfect for your little nature lover!

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