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Spring reading: the latest children’s books

Spring reading: the latest children’s books

Spring Books

Absolutely Mama rounds up the latest children’s books to read with your little one…

If you’re looking for some spring reading inspiration, scroll down now.


The Swing by Britta Teckentrup

Author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup’s new book is one that will be loved by all ages. This beautiful story is about a swing that sits on a hill overlooking the water. As the seasons change and the years pass by, the swing is a place where many memories are made. The passing of time is tenderly illustrated by Teckentrup, and her signature collage paintings and poetic words make this book one to treasure.

Lets Play Football

Let’s Play Football by Ben Lerwill and Marina Ruiz

One for little football fans, this gorgeously illustrated non fiction book is a celebration of ‘The Beautiful Game’. Rather than focusing on the big clubs, or the players, this uplifting book celebrates how football can be enjoyed by everyone – whatever your age, gender, background, or even ability.


Silver Linings by Fiona Woodcock

Fiona Woodcock’s beautiful illustrations make this story about friendship and positivity a joy to read. Exploring the importance of empathy, this is a great one for social and emotional learning.

The King's Hats

The Kings Hats by Sheila May Bird and Mark Beech

The King’s Hats by Sheila May Bird and Mark Beech is published to coincide with the coronation of King Charles III on May 6th. This jolly rhyming book explores all the roles the new king might have to take and the many hats he will have to wear during his reign.

Zebra Wont Wear Spots Cvr Full

Zebra Won’t Wear Spots Illustrated by Mr Griff

From the ‘Elephant and Friends’ series, this fun rhyming board book helps to explain how good manners make the world a much nicer place. It follows the story Zebra, who doesn’t realise she’s being a little bit rude to her friends. But will she ever learn to love spots? Perfect to help you discuss the important topic of being polite with your little one.

Nja Abc Cover

Not Just Another ABC

Featuring everything from monsters to pirates, this ‘abc’ board book designed to give parents and toddlers a giggle as they learn the alphabet together. We love the fun illustrations and the joke on every page.

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