Spring is Here…Finally!


Spring is here finally, or at least for today.  The sun was shining and warm air surrounded us as we walked downtown.  Daddy took Gertrude to the park on the bike, I hung diapers to dry out in the driveway.  It feels great!  After a long winter it is hard to remember the beauty of spring until it actually happens. Celebrate with these great picture books.



Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand Spring is Here
By: Will Hillenbrand

Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries–unsuccessfully–to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.  Ages 3-6

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson Bear Wants More
By: Karma Wilson

When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.  Ages 3-7

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray Mud
By: Mary Lyn Ray

As winter melts into spring, the frozen earth turns into magnificent mud.  Ages 4-7

Finding Spring by Carin Berger Finding Spring
Carin Berger

Too excited to hibernate through his first winter, a bear cub tries to find spring.  Ages 4-8

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
By: Marion Dane Bauer

Describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring.  Ages 4-8

In the Park by Huy Voun Lee In the Park
By: Huy Voun Lee

On the first day of spring, a mother and her son go to the park where they draw Chinese characters that represent words relating to the season.  Ages 4-8

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes When Spring Comes
By: Kevin Henkes

Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring.  Ages 4-8

Cold LIttle Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck
By: Lisa Westberg Peters

Early one spring a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.  Ages 3-6

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
By: Julia Rawlinson

When Fletcher the fox finds the ground covered in white, he rushes to warn the other animals that spring snow has fallen, but when they follow him back to the meadow they find something much more fun.  Ages 3-7

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano And Then It’s Spring
By: Julie Fogliano

Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.  Ages 3-7


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