Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids

We are a family that LOVES books. I read one book at a time but I tend to devour them very quickly. My husband however has many of them going at the same time and takes his time to read each of them (really letting the information sink in). Gabrielle is like her father, lots of books at once and takes her time reading them. Emanuelle doesn’t read yet, but she enjoys looking at the pictures and making up stories to go with them. And lucky for her, we all love reading to her… especially Gabrielle.

Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids


Chronicle Spring Picture Books

Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids

Looking for suggestions of Spring Picture Books? Well, you’re in luck! Raincoast Books has some great suggestions of books from Chronicle Kids!

  • Lately Lily
  • At the Same Moment, Around the World
  • Here Comes Destructosaurus!
  • Busy Bunny Days
  • I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…

Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids

Lately Lily – The Adventures of a Travelling Girl
Illustrated by Micah Player

Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily-a worldtravelling girl with boundless curiosity-goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery is the best way to travel each and every day. Readers and fans of the apparel line Lately Lily will appreciate this chance to join Lily on a world tour and experience the many delights of travel through her eyes.

At the Same Moment, Around the World
Clotilde Perrin

Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book’s warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.

Here Comes Destructosaurus!
Aaron Reynolds – Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless fury! Someone is heading for a time-out, Mister! Anyone who has witnessed (or been) a toddler in the throes of a full-blown fit will delight in this clever book’s movie monster rampage, and may just come away from it with a bit more sympathy for toddler and caregiver.

Busy Bunny Days
Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Join the Bunny Family for a busy day in their home town, on a fun-filled farm adventure, and at the port for an exciting outing in this seek-and-find book where there is always something to discover. From the time they wake up until the time they go to sleep, there is so much to see and do. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for that pesky Benny Badger-he is always up to no good! With a fresh and adorable illustration style, and so many details on every page, this picture book begs to be read again and again.

I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…
Davide Cali – Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighborhood. Elves hid all the pencils. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants… . The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment-and isn’t that everyone?

Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids

Gabrielle’s favorite books are I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… and Lately Lily. She really enjoyed the illustrations in I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… and that each reason for not doing his homework was funny and totally impossible. Gabrielle really enjoyed reading Lately Lily because of all the travelling and the illustrations. She felt like she was travelling along with Lily!

Emanuelle’s favorites were: Busy Bunny Days and At the Same Moment, Around the World. She really enjoys search and find books, so Busy Bunny Days easily won her over! At the Same Moment, Around the World introduced her (me included!) to new countries and she had no idea that we aren’t all on the same time. It was wonderful watching Gabrielle reading the book to her!

Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids Spring Picture Books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Kids

All these wonderful books are available at Indigo.ca!
They make a great addition to your family library and make wonderful gifts too!

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Do you read a lot of books? Is your family a book family?

P.S. If you want to make bookmarks to go with your books, I have a bunch of tutorials for you:
Felt Ribbon Bookmarks, Beaded Bookmarks, Felt Heart Bookmarks and even Christmas Bookmarks!


Disclosure: I would like to thank Raincoast Books for sending me these wonderful books for my children. The opinions in this post are 100% my own.


  1. says

    First of all your daughters are way too cute!! My kids LOVE READING! There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t read one or a hundred books!! These ones look good. I like the one about not doing my homework…DS8 signature book! lol

  2. Leah says

    I am very bookish. I have thousands of books and no place to put them all. I don’t have children, so they have never been an issue, but my cats think they are great scratching poles!

  3. says

    I’m a bookworm and so is my 5 year old. Hubby’s also bookish. We read to our little one every night. Now that she is learning how to read in kindergarten, she wants to read to US! :)

  4. says

    Oh my gosh! How cute are your girls and how amazing do those books look! I love, love, love picture books for kids and those look like some really fun reads! Don’t you just love discovering a new book where the kids can’t wait to turn the page? Happy reading adventures! Angie xo