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Picture Books (JE)
In the spring, a bluebird awakens a rabbit and invites him to play, until winter comes and the bird must fly south.
Fran is determined to make her flower bud grow. She feeds it her favorite foods, but this bud stubbornly refuses to cooperate.
|Carr||Splish, Splash, Spring|
Illustrations and rhyming text describe some of the delights of spring.
|Fleming||Seven Hungry Babies|
A mother bird frantically tries to keep her seven baby birds fed.
|Fogliano||And Then It's Spring|
A boy plants seeds and waits for spring to arrive.
When a little girl ventures out into a spring rain with her dog, her neighbors soon join her for some muddy-day fun.
|Henkes||Little White Rabbit|
A little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be as green as grass, tall as fir trees, and hard as rocks and to flutter like butterflies.
A young girl imagines her dream garden, complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
|Hubbell||Hurray for Spring!|
Rhyming text celebrates the joys of spring for a young boy.
|Johnson||Will Spring Be Early? or Will Spring Be Late?|
So anxious is the groundhog to predict an early spring that he is grossly misled by an artificial flower.
|Kimura||999 Frogs Wake Up|
When 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, a lizard, ladybugs, and a big snake.
While following their mother through town, five little ducklings Pippin, Bippin, Tippin, Dippin and Little Joe all fall into a storm drain.
|Park||What Does Bunny See? : A Book of Colors and Flowers|
A rabbit wanders through the various flowers and colors of a cottage garden.
|Peters||Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck|
Early one spring, a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.
|Root||Flip, Flap, Fly!|
Baby animals fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas.
After planting carrots, Rabbit looks forward to when he can make soup, but to his surprise, every carrot has disappeared!
|Wilson||Bear Wants More|
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry
Explains what spring is and why it occurs. Includes projects, activities, and experiments.
|Florian||Handsprings: Poems & Paintings|
A collection of poems about spring.
Poetic text describes seven different types of flowering trees.
|Jenkins||My First Day|
Explores some of the fascinating things that animals do on their first day.
|Silvey||The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth|
Describes how early adventurers, explorers, and scientists went on dangerous voyages to discover new plants.
|Simon||Spring Across America|
A photographic tribute to the transformations of spring, from the southern to the northern United States.
Last Updated: 5/13