Story Time List - Springtime

These books about spring were featured during Story Times in March 2014. Click on the catalog links to place these titles on hold. 


When Will It Be Spring?
by Catherine Walters ISBN: 9780525458814

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A curious little cub will not settle down for his winter's rest until he knows "exactly" when spring will arrive. Reluctant sleepers will sympathize with the determined Alfie, even as they are lulled to rest by this gentle, charming tale.




Wake Up, It's Spring!
by Lisa Campbell Ernst   ISBN: 9780060089863

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One day the earth gets a warm wake-up call from the sun -- it's Spring! Earth tells a little worm, and before long the happy gossip travels far and wide. . . .

Lisa Campbell Ernst celebrates the awakening of life that comes with Spring. Her playful words and pictures resonate with the cheeriness that rises with the season.




My Spring Robin 
by Anne Rockwell  ISBN: 9780027776119

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With bold, wonderfully bright illustrations and a simple, happy story, the Rockwells capture the excitement a child feels when she discovers that spring has really come. 



Spring Is Here
by Will Hillenbrand  ISBN: 9780823416028

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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? 




And Then It's Spring
by Julie Fogliano ISBN: 9781596436244

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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. 



Fran's Flower 
by Bruce Lisa

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One day Fran found a flowerpot filled with soil. "I will grow this flower," Fran said. "Grow flower." But the tips stayed tiny.

Fran is determined to get her flower bud to grow. But what do you feed a fussy flower? Fran figures that the flower will flourish on her own favorite foods -- pizza, spaghetti, even strawberry ice cream! But the stubborn bud refuses to bloom. 

Finally, Fran discovers that a meal fit for a girl isn't necessarily a meal fit for a flower. Just when she gets fed up, Mother Nature steps in with a smorgasborg of sunshine and rain...Won't Fran be surprised!