And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano; Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)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. This title has Common Core connections. And Then It's Spring is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012. One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-14
Bizcocho y Las Llamitas by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Pat Schories (Illustrator); Isabel C. Mendoza (Translator)This beloved bestselling My First level beginning reader title about Biscuit's visit to the farm is now available in Spanish translation. This Spanish-language book can be enjoyed by fluent Spanish speakers as well as those learning the language, whether at home or in a classroom. ¡Llegó la primavera a la granja! Bizcocho tiene muchas ganas de conocer a todos los animales nuevos. Se hace amigo de los cerditos, los corderos, los pollitos ¡y hasta las llamitas! Alyssa Satin Capucilli deleita a los lectores con otra aventura juguetona de la colección Mi primer libro ¡Yo sé leer! para lectores emergentes.
Call Number: PZ7.C179 Biz 2022
Publication Date: 2022-03-08
Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker; Marla Frazee (Illustrator)This New York Times bestselling chapter book series has been keeping readers engaged and laughing for more than a decade with over one million copies sold! For Clementine, Spring is a really big deal. Spring is for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with cleaning, and for going on the school trips, like this year's trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye Olden Times, but she isn't so sure about surviving lunch there-the fourth graders have strict rules about no eating sounds. If that wasn't enough, Clementine also faces the challenges of learning Olive-language and surviving The Cloud on Bus 7. Hearing the pilgrim lady talk about why she made the long journey from England makes Clementine think about rules. Who makes them, and what do they mean to the people who have to live with them? Today Clementine has to decide which rules are made to be broken.
Call Number: PZ7.P3856 Cli 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
Hawk Mother by Kara HagedornAn injured red-tailed hawk can no longer fly free, but her instinct to become a mother is so strong that she hatches and raises two chickens in this true and heartwarming story of interspecies friendship. What happens when two baby chickens find themselves in a nest with a hawk? Don't hawks usually eat chickens? Sunshine, a red-tailed hawk, can no longer fly free, but her instinct to be a mother is so strong that she builds a nest in her aviary every spring and lays two infertile eggs. One year, Kara, her caretaker, decides to try something different. She gives Sunshine two fertile chicken eggs. Sunshine patiently incubates the eggs, and then they hatch. Will the chickens recognize Sunshine as their mother? Will Sunshine accept the chicks as her own? Join zoologist Kara Hagedorn and Sunshine to find out what happens in this heartwarming story of nurture over nature. Free, downloadable activities designed to accompany the book are available on the publisher's website. Research, anatomy, nature, art, vocabulary, and literature activities address Common Core State Standards: ELA/Literacy and Next Generation Science Standards.
Call Number: QL696.F32 H344 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
I Begin with Spring by Julie Dunlap; Megan Elizabeth Baratta (Illustrator)The seasons of the year as described in an essay written by Thoreau at age 11 or 12; an illustrated biography of Thoreau; America in the time of Thoreau (the abolition movement; Transcendentalism; science; the Civil War); and a backmatter exploration of the timing of blooms and bird migrations in Thoreau's time and ours, and what the science of phenology tells us about climate change.
Call Number: PS3053 .D86 2022
Publication Date: 2022-03-15
King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan; Christiane Krömer (Illustrator)Basant is here, with feasts and parties to celebrate the arrival of spring. But what Malik is looking forward to most is doing battle from his rooftop with Falcon, the special kite he has built for speed. Today is Malik's chance to be the best kite fighter, the king of Basant. By the end of the day, Malik has a big pile of captured kites. He is the king! But then the bully reappears, trying to take a kite from a girl in the alley below. With a sudden act of kingly generosity, Malik finds the perfect way to help the girl. A lively story introducing an age old festival.
Call Number: PZ7.K52654 Ki 2013
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Margaret's Unicorn by Briony May SmithA perfect gift for the unicorn lovers in your life, this lovely and utterly transporting picture book tells the story of what every little girl wishes would happen to her: a girl finds and takes care of a lost baby unicorn. Margaret's whole world changes when her family moves to a cottage by the sea to be near her grandma. One evening, Margaret spots a mist over the water. No, that's not mist...clouds maybe? No, they're unicorns descending onto the shore! They vanish as quickly as they'd appeared, but accidentally leave behind a baby, tangled in the weeds. Margaret, lonely and in need of a friend, brings him home and cares for him through the fall and winter. Together, they chase the waves, stomp on frozen puddles, and build snow unicorns. When spring finally comes around, and the other unicorns return, Margaret's takes her small friend back to his family... but these two won't forget one another. And though Margaret misses him, she has made a new friend, and her new cottage is starting to feel like home. With all the feel of a classic, here is a picture book young readers will want to revisit again and again.
Call Number: PZ7.1.S596 Mar 2020
Publication Date: 2020-09-15
Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck; Paul Rátz De Tagyos (Illustrator)Maybelle doesn't go looking for adventures, but they seem to find her anyway. She just can't be content eating crumbs in the dark like a cockroach should. No, Maybelle wants to taste the delicious surprise in Mrs. Peabody's famous Chocolate Surprise Cookies. So when Mrs. Peabody holds a Ladies' Spring Tea, Maybelle follows the advice of her new fly friend, Maurice. She goes for it--and tumbles into a tasty but terrifying adventure in this delightful sequel toMaybelle in the Soup. Maybelle Goes to Tea is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Call Number: PZ7.S741185 Mag 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-05
Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee (Illustrator)It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too. Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes glue and feathers . . . Join Mouse and Mole on another high-flying adventure in which teamwork, brainstorming, and good ideas always make for a fun day out!
Publication Date: 2009-08-17
Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant; Mark TeagueIt's springtime, and that means wonderful adventures for Poppleton and his engaging community of friends. In these three stories, Poppleton tries his hand at spring cleaning, riding bikes, and staying up all night in his new tent.
Call Number: PZ7.R782 Px 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Robins! by Eileen Christelow (Illustrator)Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout North America and celebrated as one of the first signs of spring. But there's a lot about them that most people don't know! In this visually stunning picture book that features comic-book panels combined with painterly illustrations, Eileen Christelow tells the story of two young robins' first year, and reveals plenty of little-known facts that are sure to captivate young naturalists. Narrated with humor and filled with kid-pleasing details, this fascinating account of how robins grow up includes an Author's Note, Glossary, More About Robins, and Sources.
Spring Babies by Erica Silverman; Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)Baby animals are springing up on the ranch. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa have a lot to do to help these new friends feel at home. But Cocoa's not sure hewants new friends, especially if they mean more work. With Cowgirl Kate's gentle nudging--and snacks!--Cocoa's happy to help out, and work is as fun as play. Erica Silverman's sweet easy-to-read chapters lassoed to Betsy Lewin's charming illustrations makes a sure-fire finale for this favorite early reader series.
The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc (Created by)One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship? Note: some pages in this book are intentionally blank to represent snow. Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.