a handful of


board books for spring by samantha spigos

Board books befitting of spring . . .

+ Fly! by Xavier Deneux — tactile, big, with a sweet tale of spring for the birds
+ A New Day by Ronald Heuninck — a wordless book with beautiful, serene depictions of daily life for a child
+ Spring by Gerda Muller — a true favorite; sweet spring scenes in a wordless book
+ The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter — to have a children’s library is to have Beatrix Potter included
+ My First Root Children by Sibylle Von Olfers — a folk tale with a tender, earth-loving message
+ Squirrel is Hungry by Satoshi Kitamura — a very basic, colorful story that my kid cannot get enough of
+ The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Brown / illustrated by Clement Hurd — mother / child embodiment
+ Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney / illustrated by Anita Jeram — a father / child love story

These days we do a lot of reading, or looking at, or tossing of books. Rather than worrying about practicing gentleness with books quite yet, I have put away all the paper books in the house and leave board books within easy reach. These are the ones Rosemary has been gravitating towards and handing to me most frequently.


P.S. I have included sources for purchase that I personally use. I do not receive any form of commission from these companies, but genuinely hope you’ll consider supporting small(er) companies when you look to adding new books.