Books for All Seasons

I thought I’d share with you the books we enjoy year round. Books that celebrate each season through stories, poetry and information.

I love this book ‘Gardens in their Seasons’ and we tend to read it with a cuppa on a Sunday morning. Reading it feels as if I am sitting on a garden bench in the sunshine next to a grandad. As if he is carefully pointing out the budding crocuses and telling us all about the insects buzzing around.

‘A First Book of Nature’ is filled with poems, information, recipes and activities for each season.

I love the beautiful illustrations.

My son and I just want to live in ‘Brambly Hedge’! We look forward to reading the story for each season.

Such sweet stories full of wonderful descriptions of the bountiful countryside. A spring birthday, a summer wedding, an ever-so-slightly scary autumn tale (my son’s favourite!) and much excitement at a winter snow ball.

Our favourite book of poems by Shirley Hughes ‘Out and About through the year’.

She captures the feeling of each season perfectly through her words and illustrations. Fresh spring air, lazy summer days, soggy autumn walks and the contrast of cold and cosy in winter.

And we love the stories in her book ‘Alfie Out of Doors’ too.

We often refer to these two books from Usborne when we come home after finding something interesting out in nature.

I found this wonderful ‘Flower Fairies Changing Seasons’ book in a charity shop. It brought back lovely memories of a sliding picture book I had when I was little. The book combines Cicely Mary Baker’s flower fairy poems along with information about the plants and how they change from spring to autumn.

And of course we love looking at the beautiful drawings and reading the poems in the original Flower Fairy book.

This is one of our favourite books to read as Spring is approaching.

A lovely whimsical tale of the little flowers preparing to resurface after their winter sleep and helping to get all the hibernating insects ready. The book shows their journey through the seasons and then ends with Mother Earth welcoming them back underground for winter.

And one for me, although my son loves looking at the beautiful drawings of ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ with me too. Edith Holden’s observations are lovely to read each month.

We also enjoy listening to Annie Bryant’s audio books. Each season has a gorgeous selection of tales and songs that conjure up wonderful images in our minds.

www.talesandsongs.com

And each month we receive a digital copy to print of a sweet seasonal story and twelve story starters to spark our imagination and get us telling our own stories. The watercolour paintings that accompany the tales are beautiful. You can also receive a hard copy through the post along with stickers and postcards too.

www.twelvelittletales.com

If you have a favourite seasonal book please do share it in the comments below, I’d love to know!

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