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Spring into a Book 2012

  • Details about Good Morning, Garden

    Good Morning, Garden

    by Barbara Brenner; illustrated by Denise Ortakales

    Upon entering a garden one morning, a child greets the flowers, plants,nsects, and animals there.…more

  • Details about A Friend For All Seasons

    A Friend For All Seasons

    by Julia Hubery; illustrated by Mei Matsuoka

    Robbie Raccoon's favorite friend is Old Father Oak. Robbie was born in Father Oak's trunk; he spent the spring swinging from Father Oak's branches; he spent the summer relaxing in the shade of Father Oak's limbs. But one day Robbie wakes up and notices that Father Oak is losing his leaves. Maybe he is cold. Maybe he is tired. Maybe he is sad. What can Robbie do to help?Readers will delight in following Robbie and his friends as they are introduced to the magic of the changing seasons.…more

  • Details about Tinker Bell and the Wings of Rani

    Tinker Bell and the Wings of Rani

    Five stories featuring Tinker Bell and the rest of the Fairies of Pixie Hollow! In "The Lost Fairy" Tinker Bell and Prilla search for one of their missing friends while "The Wings of Rani" sees the only wingless fairy, Rani, strive to save her friend Beck from a huge waterfall. "The Most Beautiful Dress" pits Beck, Vidia and Prilla against each other in a dress contest, leaving Tinker Bell to keep the competition from getting out of hand. Beck learns the true value of friends in "The Color of Fr……more

  • Details about Lanie's Real Adventures

    Lanie's Real Adventures

    by Jane Kurtz

    Lanie is having a busy summer. The backyard wildflower garden she planted with her aunt is starting to bloom with all the flowers that butterflies like best. Lanie is delighted, but her next-door neighbor objects-she says that Lanie is growing an ugly "weed garden" and she threatens to interfere. As she searches for ways to spread the word about the benefits of natural gardening, Lanie is horrified to discover the neighbor using poisonous sprays next door-pesticides that could hurt the butterfli……more

  • Details about Seeds

    Seeds

    by Ken Robbins

    SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS! From summer's flourishing flowers to autumn's succulent fruits, everything begins with a tiny little seed. In this fascinating chronicle, young readers will learn how seeds grow, and how they vary in shape, size, and dispersal patterns. From cherry pits to exploding pods, to sticktight seeds that cling to your shoes, acclaimed photographer and author Ken Robbins illuminates how wondrous nature springs up throughout the year before our very eyes.…more

  • Details about And Then It's Spring

    And Then It's Spring

    by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

    Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.   Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.…more

  • Details about Thea Stilton and The Mystery in Paris

    Thea Stilton and The Mystery in Paris

    by Thea Stilton; illustrations by Maria Abagnale

    Another fabumouse adventure from Geronimo's sister, Thea! In this exciting adventure, the Thea Sisters are off to Paris to visit Colette's fashion-designer friend Julie. But when Julie's designs are suddenly stolen, the girls must search the city of Paris to catch the thief and save the fashion show. Readers will love following the clues to help the Thea Sisters solve the mystery!…more

  • Details about Spring Surprises

    Spring Surprises

    by Anna Jane Hays; illustrated by Hala Wittwer Swearingen

    It's time to say goodbye to winter and celebrate all the fun and exciting surprises springtime offers--like flying kites, making mud pies, watching new baby animals take their first steps, and dancing among the raindrops. This joyful ode to all things spring is filled with easy-to-decode rhymed text and bright, inviting art.Spring Surprisesincludes two sheets of stickers.…more

  • Details about Hurray For Spring!

    Hurray For Spring!

    by Patricia Hubbell; illustrated by Taia Morley

    Hurray for Spring! is a whimsical welcome to a child's favorite season. A delightful, rhyming text with lots of fun words-like jumpity, thumpity, scampering, and skittering-makes this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring. Adorable illustrations with larger-than-life details spring off the page. This fanciful book ends with a splash and will inspire little ones to explore their own springtime world.…more

  • Details about Zinnia's Flower Garden

    Zinnia's Flower Garden

    Monica Wellington

    Zinnia grows many kinds of flowers in her garden. Sunflowers, sweet peas, and (of course) zinnias bloom in the sunshine. Customers come to pick their own bunches of flowers. Bouquet-bright artwork shows all Zinnia's tasks, from planting the seeds to cutting the beautiful blooms. The perfect tie-in to elementary biology units about plant growth-and school gardens-this book will be especially welcomed by teachers. It is a splendid addition to Monica Wellington's nonfiction for the very young and a……more

  • Details about Mouse's First Spring

    Mouse's First Spring

    by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Buket Erdogan

    One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump -- a bird, and something wiggly and pink -- a worm, and something green, who hops and leaps -- a frog. But before it's time to go back inside, Mouse finds something that's soft and new with petals... the prettiest flower he's ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?…more

  • Details about Forever Friends

    Forever Friends

    by Carin Berger

    Friendship, the seasons, loyalty, and patience are on center stage in a heartbreakingly beautiful book that is illustrated with cut-paper collages. Full color.…more

  • Details about Spring Is Here!

    Spring Is Here!

    by Will Hillenbrand

    Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Spring is in the air. Mole can smell it. But Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap. How will Mole wake up Bear so they can celebrate together? When a knock, knock, knock and toot, toot, toot can't get Bear out of bed, Mole cooks up a special treat. Spring fever is catching in this vibrant story of friendship.…more