Spring is here! And with the warmer weather, it’s a great time to get the little ones out and about – whether they’re romping around in the backyard, taking a trip to the playground, or participating in an Easter egg hunt!
Happy to bring these darling picture books for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 0-5) to you all from Candlewick Press! They’re perfect for Spring and will sure to get you and your family in the mood for the new season! Featuring a variety of adorable, furry friends (and a familiar one-haired baby covered in Easter egg paint), they’ll work at playtime and bedtime alike—and they’ll look great in an Easter basket with some chocolate eggs, too!
Peep and Ducky Rainy Day By David Martin, illustrated by David Walker
PB: 9780763668846 ∙ February 2014 ∙ $14.99 ∙ 32 pages ∙ Ages 0-3
Perfectly tuned to a toddler sensibility, this exuberant tale will enchant both listener and reader.
When Peep visits Ducky on a rainy day, the little pals have no trouble finding things to do. Inside, there is a tent to build and a pillow fight to be had. And outside, with the help of galoshes and umbrella, it’s fun to captain a boat—until a whoosh of wind and a clap of thunder sends them running back in!
Hop! Hop! Written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
Board: 9780763663193 ∙ February 2015 ∙ $6.99 ∙ 26 pages ∙ Ages 0-3
The Easter Bunny is coming! It’s time to dye eggs. Did you know that red and blue make purple? That blue and yellow make green? That an art project may result in a multicolored Baby? There are bunny ears to wear (for the dog and cat, too) and an Easter basket to put out before bedtime. What will Baby find inside it the next morning?
Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny Written and illustrated by Jannie Ho
Board: 9780763675998 ∙ February 2015 ∙ $5.99 ∙ 8 pages ∙ Ages 0-3
Little readers will love joining in with Cutie Pie’s search.
Cutie Pie’s friends all have Easter eggs but Cutie cannot find the Easter Bunny to get her egg. Wherever can he be?
A Lullaby For Little One By Dawn Casey, illustrated by Charles Fuge
HC: 9780763676087 ∙ January 2015 ∙ $12.99 ∙ 32 pages ∙ Ages 2-5
At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit have time for one last game. All their woodland friends join in, too — woo-hoo! — but when little Bunny gets tired of all of the hullabaloo, Big Daddy Rabbit knows that a special lullaby is exactly what’s needed.
Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
HC: 9780763676438 ∙ February 2015 ∙ $15.99 ∙ 32 pages ∙ Ages 2-5
Will all ten chicks be safe and accounted for by the last turn of the page?
It’s bedtime, but where have all of Mommy Hen’s chicks gone? Maisy is quickly on the case to find them, and little readers can help, too—by lifting the flaps to see who’s hiding in the stable, by the tractor, or up in the apple tree.
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