Do Fairies Bring the Spring? by Liza Gardner Walsh Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell

Do Fairies Bring the Spring?


After a long winter s rest with little to do,
are the fairies ready to start something new,

Do they use tiny brushes and oil pastels
to paint crocuses, lilacs, and daffodils?

It may not seem like it but spring is right around the corner! If you have a little one at home who loves fairies then they will love this book. I’ve always wanted to make a fairy garden and maybe this year will be the year I finally get it done. How sweet are the miniature homes, chairs, tea cups, and etc?

Do Fairies Bring the Spring is the perfect book for homeschool, regular school or even after school playtime. You could incorporate so many gardening lessons with it. As the lovely poem skips along through the book you can see what the multicultural¬†fairies do to keep the ground ready for flowers. You could build lessons that do similar care and feeding of the flowers. You could also build little fairy gardens in a plant pot if you don’t have access to outdoor space.

I’m totally thinking I might want to build a tea party around this adorable book!


Celebrate Easter with National Geographic Kids

I love NatGeoKids! They have everything a kid (even a big one like me) loves! Around this time of year, many people all over the world are preparing to celebrate Easter.

Celebrate Easter with National Geographic Kids

Nat Geo Kids shows readers, in gorgeous full-color photos how other people celebrate Easter. While reading the book, young readers will discover that in New Orleans people celebrate Mardi Gras, and in England there are pancake races, in Cuba there are carnivals with stilt walkers!

The book contains photos of people attending church in Peru and Russia. In Germany, there is an Easter Eve bonfire, and all across America there are Easter egg hunts. Celebrate Easter is a good addition to your library not only because of the photos, there are recipes (yummy food), songs, and maps in the back.

I remember when I was a kid I had to get dressed up in a new dress and go to church. The book even explains that old tradition. What traditions do you have for Easter?