Springtime

 

Spring Song
by Barbara Seuling ISBN: 9780152023171

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When they feel spring's warm, gentle breezes, bears leave their winter dens, rabbits bound out of their burrows to hop through clover-filled meadows, butterflies emerge from their cocoons.

With lush illustrations and an inviting question-and-answer patterned text, "Spring Song" encourages children to emerge from their wintertime hideaways, to explore the seasonal changes in the world around them, and to join in nature's celebration of spring!

 

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My Spring Robin 
by Anne Rockwell ISBN: 9781481411370

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Celebrate the splendors of springtime in this delightful, updated classic from the author of "Apples and Pumpkins."

When spring arrives, a young girl looks everywhere for the robin who sang for her last year. She sees all the sights and sounds of the new season: a blooming crocus, a buzzing bee, a colorful magnolia tree, a brief rain shower...but where is the robin?

 

Explore Spring!: 25 Great Ways to Learn about Spring
by Maxine Anderson ISBN: 9780978503741

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From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, "Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring" invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate "the reason for the season" and include identifying trees and measuring their growth, recording soil temperature, and observing the forest floor. Bird migration and nest building are covered, and the movement of air and water is studied with experiments in capillary action and in such activities as "Making Parachutes," Making Kites," and "Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles."

 

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Miss Maple's Seeds
by Eliza Wheeler ISBN: 9780399257926

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Fans of "Miss Rumphius" will adore this gorgeous picture book which introduces the kind, nature-loving Miss Maple, who celebrates the miracle in each seed.

Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven't yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it's time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they're destined to become.

Eliza Wheeler's luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed--since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds.

 

Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale
by Sibylle Von Olfers  ISBN: 9781933308180

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When Mother Earth calls her children to prepare for spring, the earthly children yawn and stretch before they busy themselves with beautification. They dust off the bumblebees, scrub the beetles, paint bright new coats on the ladybugs, and rouse the caterpillars from their cocoons. Bedecked with new blossoms, the children emerge from the earth and become spring flowers that frolic through the summer and autumn, until the leaves begin to fall and they return to Mother Earth, bringing the weary bugs and beetles back to their winter refuge.

 

 

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Marley Springs Ahead
by John Grogan ISBN: 9780061989469

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Spring has finally arrived!

Marley and the family are celebrating with a picnic. Marley is excited about all the signs of spring, from the budding flowers to the flitting butterflies. But is he just a little too excited? Find out in this fun touch-and-feel adventure.

 

 

 

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Peek-A-Bloom!
by Marie Torres Cimarusti ISBN: 9780525422167

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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. 

 

 

 

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Handsprings
by Douglas Florian  ISBN: 9780060092801

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Twenty-nine poems about spring are illustrated with Douglas Florian's distinctive and buoyant watercolours and extol the many virtues of the season-from those muddy puddles and emerging bulbs to rain showers and rainbows and that first day without mittens.