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Children's Book List: Spring is in the Air!
Spring officially arrived last week, but the past few days have been chilly and blustery. Hopefully, this year the season will come in like a lion and out like a lamb. Remember, these windy, wet weeks will lead to sunshine. As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. While you and your little ones anxiously await the arrival of warmer temperatures, here is a Spring mix of picture books, board books, and non-fiction titles that will allow you to enjoy the colorful blossoms and baby animals now.
by Phillis Gershator
Describes, in rhymed cumulative text and illustrations, how various young animals and one small human prepare for sleep at the end of a spring day.
by Julia Rawlinson
When Fletcher the fox finds the ground covered in white, he rushes to warn the other animals that spring snow has fallen, but when they follow him back to the meadow they find something much more fun.
by Ken Kimura
It's spring and 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizard, ladybugs, and a big snake.
by Lizann Flatt
Introduces basic concepts in mathematics through the plants, animals, and natural phenomena associated with spring.
by Julie Fogliano
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
by Lauren Thompson
A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.
by Marion Dane Bauer
Describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring.
by Will Hillenbrand
Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries--unsuccessfully--to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.
by Sara L. Lata
"Read about what is spring, why do we have seasons, when does spring begin and what do animals and people do in spring"-- Provided by publisher.
by Deborah Lee Rose
Young readers will love following the students' hilarious misadventures as these rambunctious kindergartners explore the delights of spring, including mud, frogs, and baby farm animals.
by Lisa McCue
Quiet Bunny loves the beautiful colors of springtime in the forest so much, he wants to change his fur's winter colors.
by Jill Ackerman
A touch-and feel book featuring images and words about spring.
by Eugenie Fernandes
A young kitten explores the wilderness as other animals celebrate spring.
by Debbie Ouellet
When Lady Winter casts a sleeping spell on Sister Spring, Robin and the other forest animals try one by one to sneak past Lady Winter and awaken her sister, so that spring will finally arrive.
by Ruth Krauss
In the middle of winter, different forest animals awake and run sniffing through the trees, to discover a single flower growing in the snow. Caldecott Honor Book, 1950.