A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom

A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom

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Angela Ferraro-Fanning


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Families looking for nature-based fun away from phones and screens will adore this wholesome children's collection of cooking, crafting, and gardening projects, locally printed on 100% recycled paper.
In the Little Homesteader: A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom, young readers can try their hand at various spring-themed projects as well as learn interesting seasonal wisdom, and nature-related facts along the way.  Packed with fun ideas to keep kids occupied during holidays or at weekends, readers can discover the joy of sowing seedlings, learn how to care for baby chicks, brew dandelion tea and, craft windchimes from foraged materials.
The activities from author and homesteading teacher Angela Fanning include eco-friendly practices, such as recycling or reusing materials, and encourage readers to respect nature.  All the activities are broken down into steps, clearly explained and accompanied by AnneliesDraws’ adorably wholesome illustrations. The gardening and planting activities will suit any space, as they will work equally well on windowsills as in gardens.

Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child, nurture creativity, and foster a deep connection with the living world. Winner of the Sustainability Award at the Independent Publishers Awards 2022, Ivy Kids books are planet-friendly, printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally to where they will be sold.



A great book to help children to make the most of spring and to understand the joy it brings! This book carries the positivity of spring with it and begins to show children how to make the most of this lovely season.

It starts with an introduction to the season explaining how it is a very busy time for nature, giving examples of crops we can both plant and harvest in spring as well as how we can enjoy the bank holidays it offers with our friends and families.

The contents page at the beginning of the book clearly lays out where to find different crafts to have a go at, a range of factual information about spring as well as tasty recipes to try with seasonal foods. The book is heavily illustrated which allows younger children to access it more easily and could make it more appealing for slightly older children too.  It allows them to pick it up sporadically, choosing different pages to enjoy each time. The recipes and crafts are also presented clearly and are accessible for all with clear, simple steps to follow as well as diagrams to support children's understanding.

This book helps children to make the most of the magic of spring. It explains how nature kick starts again, helping to produce lots of baby animals as well as bringing lots of flowers back to life. A great way to educate children on the key elements of the season and how we can make the most of all it has to offer. The whole series is also printed on recycled paper which definitely gives it bonus points!

32 Pages / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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