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Spring into Books

  • Details about Who's Awake in Springtime?

    Who's Awake in Springtime?

    by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green; illustrated by Emilie Chollat

    In this rhythmic springtime tale, animals of all kinds get ready to sleep. As the sun sets, fish find a place to hide, cats curl up, and sheep huddle in their wool coats. Still, not everyone is asleep . . . the minnow, the kitten, the lamb - and a little boy - are all awake (but not for long!).…more

  • Details about Rabbit's Good News

    Rabbit's Good News

    by Ruth Lercher Bornstein

    Poetic text and brightly hued pastel drawings capture springtime's sweet smells, soft sounds, and blooming colors in this simple, captivating story for very young children. Leaving her warm dark hole, Rabbit uses all her senses to explore the telltale signs that something wonderful is happening-spring has arrived.…more

  • Details about Peek-a-bloom!


    by Marie Torres Cimarusti; illustrated by Stephanie Peterson

    Preschoolers will love lifting the oversize flaps to play peek-a-boo with bunnies, groundhog, ducklings, and of course, flowers. Guess who? Peeka- BLOOM! beams the Daisy. Guess who? Peek-a? HELLO SPRING!! greets the Groundhog. With its playful text and bright and friendly illustrations, Peek-a-Bloom! is the perfect introduction to spring for young children.…more

  • Details about When will it be spring?

    When will it be spring?

    Catherine Walters.

    Although Mother Bear urges Alfie to be patient and sleep through winter, he keeps waking up to look for spring.…more

  • Details about Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies

    by Erica Silverman; painted by Betsy Lewin

    Baby animals are springing up on the ranch. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa have a lot to do to help these new friends feel at home. But Cocoa's not sure hewantsnew friends, especially if they mean more work. With Cowgirl Kate's gentle nudging--and snacks!--Cocoa's happy to help out, and work is as fun as play. Erica Silverman's sweet easy-to-read chapters lassoed to Besty Lewin's charming illustrations makes a sure-fire finale for this favorite early reader series.…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 Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

    Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

    by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan; illustrated by Brian Floca

    Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer Isamu Noguchi : artist, sculptor, craftsman Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created APPALACHIAN SPRING, from its inception through the score's composition to Martha's intense rehearsal process. The authors' collaborator is two-time Sibert Honor winner Brian Floca, whose vivid watercolors bring both the process and the performa……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 Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends

    Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends

    by Wong Herbert Yee

    It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too. Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes glue and feathers . . . Join Mouse and Mole on another……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 Spring Things

    Spring Things

    by Bob Raczka; illustrated by Judy Stead

    Nature is busy budding and flowering; baby animals are being born; gardeners are planting; and everywhere children are running and playing. In rhyming text, the author celebrates Spring.…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 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