Saturday, March 21, 2009

Children's Books About Spring

Weekly Trip to the Library

The Tiny Seed
By Eric Carle
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Ages infant to preschool
A very popular book with the description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.

It's Spring
By Samantha Berger and Pamela Chanko
Publisher Scholastic, Inc.
For ages 4 to 8
The robin told the rabbit, the rabbit told the deer, the deer told the duck, and then all the birds began to sing to tell the bears, "Wake up, it's spring!" A charming quick with whimsical animals, rhyming text, and sweet animations.

Mouse's First Spring
By Lauren Thompson
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Ages 4 to 6
A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day. They see a bird, a worm, a frog, a fluttery butterfly, and the prettiest flower he's ever seen!

Splish, Splash, Spring
By Jan Carr
Publisher Holiday House, Inc.
Ages 2 to 8
For children who are just learning about the seasons the rhyming text and illustrations teach the basics of Spring. Follow three children on a spring morning as they dig worms for baby birds, watch flowers bloom, see baby birds hatching, and fly a kite.

Explore Spring!: 25 Great Ways to Learn about Spring
By Maxine Anderson and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Publisher Nomad Press
Ages 4 to 9
This activity book invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Identify trees, record soil temperature, and observe the forest floor. Activities include: "Making Parachutes," Making Kites," and "Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles."

Spring Science Projects
By John Williams
Publisher: Julian Messner
Ages 7 to 10
Presents a variety of projects and experiments appropriate to spring, including making a weather vane, building a nest, drawing a life cycle chart, and growing seeds. Includes notes for caregivers.

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