11 March 2013

We have started a seasonal table this year, a place in the house for us to mark the changes in nature.  I have been starting to look for books about spring as it felt like it was arriving and put away the books on winter and snow, but we have had lots of snow over the weekend so they are staying put for now.

We have just added a delightful little book that we found in a second hand shop.  Animal Homes by Debbie Martin is published by Usborne Books, this is an old copy and a quick search online suggests that this book is no longer in print so it was a good find.

Each double page spread is an animal or bird with information on how they build their nest or home.  There are flaps to lift to discover more information and pictures.

This book joins the following books which we also have on our table.

Snow is my Favourite and My Best based on the characters created by Lauren Child.

We love the Charlie and Lola series of books, they are a story with added information at the end, funny and great to read aloud.

Out and About by Shirley Hughes

An anthology of poetry and beautiful illustrations depicting the seasons.

First Picture Nature by Usborne Books

The Winter Book by Rotraut Susanne Berner

Snow Bears by Martin Waddell

Jolly Snow by Jane Hissey

Joining in with The Children's Bookshelf a sharing of things related to children's books and the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


  1. Spring is coming late this year even though there's allready a snowdrop on our naturetable. The snowfairies is still on place waiting to be put away for the season as well as the winterbooks. Have checked the forecast and it seems like we have to wait at least to weeks for spring to arrive. I really would like to look for spring books by now.

  2. Lovely books and I love the idea of a nature table. Thanks for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.

  3. We have the Charlie and Lola book too and I picked up another Shirley Hughes book 'The Snow Lady' from a charity shop. Your Usborne book on animal homes looks a real find! (By the way can I link to your blog?)

  4. Shirley Hughes books are great! We love Alfie and will have to check out the poetry book!
    Thanks for sharing this great list with the Kit Lit blog hop

  5. Animal Homes looks like a great read. We just reviewed "Even an Ostrich needs a nest" where the author describes many intriguing types of nests for birds! Will look out for this one at the library.Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love Charlie and Lola books and I haven't read that one. Thanks for the list of books.
    Stopping by on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


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