Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Fun at the Library

I love reading to Little Miss and she loves What better way to talk about/explore Spring than with books!

(one of her favorite places to read is in her bookshelf - she's getting a little big for it, but she still takes all the books out from the bottom shelf almost on a daily basis and gets cozy with some good reads)

Here's a list to take with you to the library...and then take some of those books to the park!

Spring Books for Kids - Dandelion Adventures Dandelion Adventures
by L. Patricia Kite
Fun Spring Books for Kids - It's Spring! It's Spring!
by Linda Glaser
Fun Spring Books for Kids - My Spring Robin My Spring Robin
by Anne Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell (Illustrator)
Fun Spring Books for Kids - Spring is Here Spring is Here
by Lois Lenski
Fun Spring Books for Kids - The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree
by Gail Gibbons
Fun Spring Books for Kids - The Spring Equinox Spring Equinox, The
by Ellen Jackson

Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street (Jellybean Books)
by Lauren Collier Swindler, editor Naomi Kleinberg, Marsha Winborn
A fun book that explains what spring is really about.

The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring
by Lucille Clifton, Brinton Turkle
Two skeptical city boys set out to find spring which they've heard is "just around the corner".

Pooh's Favorite Things About Spring
by Kathleen Zoehfeld, illustrated by Elisa Marruchi
Go on a journey with Pooh and learn about spring.

It's Spring, Blue! (Blue's Clues)
by Adam Peltzman, illustrated by Jenine Pontillo
It's spring! It's time to celebrate...but one little duckling is not happy -- he's lost! Readers can help Blue and the duckling trace the steps back to the duckling's home. And along the way they can use the stickers to find other creatures who've come out to enjoy spring!

Spring Fever (Jellybean Books)
by Sarah Albee, illustrated by Carol Nicklaus

Spring Has Sprung! (Bear in the Big Blue House)
by Kiki Thorpe, illustrated by Tom Brannon
It's the first day of spring. But when Pip and Pop go to the otter pond to ice-skate, they find all the ice has melted! They're disappointed until Bear shows them all the wonderful things there are to do in spring. By the end of the day, everyone in the Big Blue House has caught spring fever!

Spring Story (Brambly Hedge)
by Jill Barklem
It's a secret celebration for Wilfred! Mr. Apple has organized a surprise and put Wilfred in charge of carrying the picnic hamper. It's enormous! What was it Mrs. Apple had said was in the hamper? Knives? Sandwiches? They certainly were very heavy!

AGES 4-8

Clifford's Spring Clean-Up (Clifford)
by Norman Bridwell
Clifford's the big red dog is hard at work getting the house clean, or trying to, as he shakes to pieces Emily Elizabeth's rugs and digs up weeds at a vacant lot for Earth Day.

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson
Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. Join them as they admire the first snow glory, playing in puddles in the rain, and watching the five new kittens next door.

Hopper Hunts for Spring (A North-South Paperback)
by Marcus Pfister, Rosemary Lanning
When Hopper's mother tells him that spring is coming at last, Hopper, the bunny, takes his mother's words literally and eagerly bounds away to meet his new friend.

Leaves from a Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Donna Green
Absolutely gorgeous illustrations that enhance poems such as: Time to Rise, Singing, My Shadow, The Gardner, and To My Mother.

My Spring Robin (Aladdin Picture Books)
by Anne F. Rockwell, illustrated by Harlow Rockwell & Lizzy Rockwell
Despite all the usual signs of spring, including sprouting ferns, colorful flowers, and a tiny toad, a little girl searches for the robin that means that spring is finally here.

Poppleton in Spring
by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Mark Teague
Go on a spring cleaning adventure with Poppleton, the pig. After the cleaning is done you'll join Poppleton as he searches for just the right bike. Finally, hit the hay with Poppleton as he sleeps out in a tent on a lovely spring night in his own back yard.

That's What Happens When It's Spring!
by Elaine W. Good, illustrated by Susie Shenk Wenger
A rural child discovers the sights, sounds, colors, and special feeling of spring.

When Spring Comes (An Owlet Book)
by Robert Maass
A photo-essay, with simple text, of springtime endeavors: cleaning, building, and repairing roofs and bikes and boats, and the celebration of spring holidays: Passover, Easter, and Memorial Day.

AGES 9-12

Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel
Alice in Wonderland is a classic of children's literature. Join Alice in her adventures from her fall down the rabbit hole to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, The Queen's croquet match and the trial of the Knave of Hearts.

Leaves from a Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Donna Green
Absolutely gorgeous illustrations that enhance poems such as: Time to Rise, Singing, My Shadow, The Gardner, and To My Mother.

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
As three children replant a neglected garden at lonely Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire moors, the secret garden restores their health and good spirits. A classic!

Bluebird’s Nest by Dorothea DePrisco
Watch a busy bluebird build a comfy nest from start to finish.

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent
A determined polliwog longs to become a butterfly just like his caterpillar friend.

Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters
As a little duckling eagerly waits for his pond to melt, he imagines all the joys that come with the warmth of springtime.

Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker
Count the bees and dragon flies buzzing around the flowers in this beautifully illustrated book.

The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss
In this Caldecott Honor book, the sweet smell of spring awakens forest animals from their long winter naps.

Hurray for Spring! by Patricia Hubbell
Celebrate the season with an energetic young boy as he splashes in puddles, swims in a pond, talks to ants, and goes bird-watching.

In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
Leap through the seasons with a tiny frog as he guides you through his pond in this vivid Caldecott Honor book.

Inch by Inch by Leo Lioni
A winsome inchworm is proud to be able to measure anything, and puts his skill to good use when a hungry robin gets too close.

It's Spring! by Linda Glaser
With eye-catching cut-paper artwork, spring pops to life as a curious boy explores the world around him.

Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Follow a little mouse and his momma as a gentle breeze blows the first signs of spring their way.

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray
Rejoice in the arrival of spring with this lyrical homage to mushy springtime mud!

Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant
The popular pig goes through the usual spring rituals of cleaning, shopping for a new bicycle, and sleeping in a tent in the backyard, with his own Poppleton twist.

Rabbit's Good News by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
Follow a little brown bunny as a mysterious "soft green sound" lures her into finding spring.

The Rain Came Down by David Shannon
Find out what happens when an unexpected downpour creates chaos on a previously sunny day.

Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr
Frolic through a fun-filled day of spring activities with three friends and their dog in this bright and lively book.

Spring Is Here by Lois Lenski
This charming classic will mesmerize a whole new generation of children who are eager to celebrate the wonders of spring.

Spring Song by Barbara Seuling
Guess how black bears, moles, bullfrogs and skunks respond to the change in season with this fascinating interactive book.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
In this wonderful classic, a voracious caterpillar eats its way through pages of food and transforms into a beautiful butterfly.

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Enter a vibrant spring garden and witness the beautiful metamorphoses of butterflies in this masterful nature book.

(lists compliments of,, and

1 comment:

  1. I hope you were able to convince your husband to get a pedicure!!


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