Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Has Sprung!

Well, it is officially spring here in the Pacific Northwest!  And with Spring Break coming to an end and April about to begin, it's only appropriate to read some books about spring!  Here's some wonderful picture books to explore the start of the spring season together with a little one on your lap.

Crinkle, Crackle, Crack: It's Spring! by Marion Dane Bauer

Follow the big brown bear and other woodland animals on a cold, moonlit walk to investigate noises and sights while observing the arrival of spring. This is the perfect book to watch and follow the steps of the winter thaw transforming into a new season.

Finding Spring by Carin Berger

Instead of hibernating, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring.  Read to see if he found it!  And hooray for flowers!

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher the Fox loves everything about spring!  He loves listening to the birds sing, smelling newly bloomed flowers, and playing chase with butterflies.  Then suddenly, Feltcher sees something he never expected to see in Spring.  What could it be?

Flowers are Calling by Rita Gray

In this rhyming poetic picture book, explore the wonders of natural cooperation between plants, animals and insects.

Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Opposites
by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

A class takes a springtime field trip to a farm to see chicks hatch and discover many opposite things in their surroundings.  This is also a fun book to look at and point out all the different shapes and patterns through the collage-like illustrations.

The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk

As his friends Bird, Mouse, and Bear celebrate the arrival of spring, Rabbit finds more and more things to dislike about the change of seasons.  Then at last, he admits that spring can be full of pleasant surprises.  Whoo-hoo!

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