Hooray, It’s Spring!

The warm-up is just beginning here in New England. It’s actually 60 degrees (F) today! This post is a follow-up to my March 20 post, “Is It Spring Yet?” Here are two more springy picture book recommendations:

23116070Planting the Wild Garden, by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin

The farmer and her boy plants seeds. They will grow pumpkins, peas, and cabbage. But not all gardens are grown with intention. Nature also plants seeds. Wind, sunlight, birds, and rain all take part in planting the wild garden. Seeds can travel by animal, and even on the bottoms of your shoes! Let the pencil and watercolor artwork inspire you and your little ones to create nature pictures of your own. (Peachtree, 2011)

The author includes a bibliography for further reading. I recommend Planting the Wild Garden for ages 4 through 8.


Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK. It’s Spring! by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by John Shelley.

“It is time,” says the bear.

“Time for what?” you want to ask.

You’ll have to follow the bear and his animal pals to find out!

This simple book’s onomatopoeia brings the crackling, crunching sounds of winter’s melt to life. (Holiday House, 2015)

I recommend Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK. It’s Spring! for ages 4 through 8.

Cover images belong to all applicable parties and are used here without permission.

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