Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team.
Even though we may be cooped up inside, Spring is still unfolding around us. Publisher Spotlight wants to help you practice your social distancing this holiday weekend with some of our new Spring-perfect favorites.
For the youngest of readers, let’s introduce Spring with this bright, cheerful board book. In I Love You, Little Chick from Tiger Tales, sweet rhyming text and sturdy egg-shaped pages filled with pastel illustrations of baby birds, bunnies, and flowers will brighten any child and parent’s day.
Poo Bum gives us Simon the rabbit. He’s no Peter Cottontail but he promises giggles, laughs, and lots of storytime fun in this hilarious book from Gecko Press. There once was a little rabbit who could only say one thing…Poo bum! Despite being very well brought up, Simon’s current catchphrase is causing some problems, eventually landing him in the belly of a Wolf.
Karadi Tales presents an Easter-hued tale in Cat’s Egg. When Cat finds a golden egg in her bed one morning, she sets out to get the advice of some experts. After speaking with Crow, Cuckoo, and Turtle, Cat discovers a secret about her egg that she never saw coming. Download a free activity pack about the importance of keeping your Easter chocolate away from pets here!
Speaking of chocolate, Live Oak Media provides audiobook fans with a series of picture book read-alongs featuring narrator Katherine Kellgren performing Michael B. Kaplan’s creation of big personality Betty Bunny. Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, and Betty Bunny Wants Everything are followed up with Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It, making for a whole weekend of listening delight.
There’s something for older readers, too! Explore springtime with Acadia Greene in The Acadia Files: Book Four Spring Science. Acadia Greene has done science in summer, autumn, and winter. In the fourth and final book of this series published by Tilbury House, she carries her search for answers into the Spring, investigating meteors and mass extinctions; germination and pollinators; parasites, ticks and Lyme Disease; and pesticides and malaria. Join author Katie Coppens as she reads aloud about searching for signs of Spring – and discover a great outdoor activity for nature enthusiasts!