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In a simple, cheerful conversation with nature, a young boy observes how the season changes from winter to spring in Kenard Pak's Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring.
As days stretch longer, animals creep out from their warm dens, and green begins to grow again, everyone knows—spring is on its way!
Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring.
A beloved story, now available in English, from Japanese master of children’s book illustration Kazuo Iwamura
When spring comes, it melts the snow. Where will all the water go?
The first harbingers of spring can be seen in the forest—as the wet snow begins to melt. The little squirrels Mick, Mack, and Molly can’t believe that snow can turn into water. That is, until they discover a floating tree and use it as a raft.
This gentle adventure, told in rhyme, is a wonderful celebration of nature and friendship.
Offers step-by-step instructions on how to create spring crafts, including a fish wind sock, mini greenhouse, and rain painting.
On a warm, windy day Mouse discovers splashing frogs and fluttering birds in this beautiful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read book about spring!
The Trolls experience the joys of spring in this leveled reader with stickers!
Based on DreamWorks Animation's Trolls movie and the Netflix series Trolls: The Beat Goes On, Branch keeps hearing a sound that's driving him crazy. Can his friends Poppy and Cloud Guy help him figure out what it is? Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love following Branch and his friends in a great new adventure that also features over 30 shiny stickers!
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories for beginning readers who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
A vibrant celebration of the natural changes and human joys of springtime
A cacophonous celebration of nature's return to vibrancy after a long, quiet winter, Hello Spring! features bright, enticing photographs from award-winning National Geographic photographer Shelley Rotner.
The simple, lyrical text speckled with action-packed verbs--Crocuses tease . . . Dandelions dot . . . Cherry blossoms pop and parade . . . --is accessible for new readers as it introduces the glories and biological rhythms of springtime.
The bright nature photographs will have young readers bursting with enthusiasm for the season as they learn about the changes in the landscape, as snow melts and living things begin to grow.
Shelley Rotner's energetic portraits of diverse children add vitality and warmth to this celebration of the season, showcasing the joy of kids interacting with the natural world.
Follow the changing seasons with the rest of Shelley Rotner's acclaimed Hello Seasons! series!
In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party like Pig can. Pig and Goose are very different. But what they do have in common is that they like each other. And they love springtime.
Simple text and charming illustrations guide beginning readers throughout the story and encourage independent reading.
A lovely story to share with preschoolers and young independent readers. An excellent selection -- School Library Journal starred review
Approachable while giving new readers a sense of accomplishment -- Kirkus Reviews
An ideal choice for older listeners transitioning to young readers, but the playful dialogue also lends itself to reading aloud -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A quiet but effective reminder that an individual's appearance and skills are not the source of his or her worth -- Publisher's Weekly
The comfortable line-and-watercolor illustrations capture both the season and the spirit of the story -- Horn Book
An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in this flight of fancy. He follows his friend ever higher, flying through fluffy white clouds, chasing a red airplane through a flock of geese, and soaring into space on a rocket ship, before catching a ride on a shooting star back down to earth—and into his friend’s waiting arms. With bright, kid-friendly collage, this is a beautiful and accessible celebration of Spring and the imagination!
Spring is in the air, and lots of things are growing--including the Room 26 family!
Signs of spring are very exciting to everyone at Longfellow School. Mrs. Brisbane's class has seen flowers poking out of snow and baby birds hatching, and Just-Joey even brought in tadpoles that are growing into frogs. It also means Family Fun Night is coming up, and all of the students' families are involved in making amazing activities.
Humphrey helps in many ways, of course, but he can't stop wondering about his own family. He doesn't know anything about his mom or dad. Luckily, all of his wonderful friends help him see that families come in many shapes and sizes, and Humphrey's might be the biggest (and best!) one of all.
Sun shines on a patch of snow.
Where did it go?
Winter turns to spring in this lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons. Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of spring's arrival, revealing what happens when snow melts, trees bud, flowers bloom, birds arrive, and eggs and cocoons hatch. Finally, it's warm enough to pack away winter clothes and go out and play!
Baby chicks hatch. Frogs lay eggs. Ducklings waddle. Spring is here! Celebrate the season with lovely photos and a simple design that beautifully support early readers.
The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate on this beautiful picture book celebrating the arrival of spring.
Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink.
Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it!
Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring.
Watch the world transform when spring comes!
With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.
Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family.
Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.
Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that has come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what's hidden into the bright light of the spring sun.
When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope. But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying. In bestselling author's Sally Lloyd-Jones' latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, nature speaks to the bunny, assuring him of something more. Award-winning artist David McPhail's whimsical illustrations reflect the beauty of the world around us as Lloyd-Jones' inspirational text prompts readers to celebrate the changing seasons and the miracle of nature's rebirth.
Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he's found it! Gloriously illustrated with dioramas and cut-paper collages by the award-winning designer and illustrator Carin Berger, this stunning picture book celebrates the changing of the seasons.
A baby bear cub named Maurice is curious about spring—and he's upset when Mama tells him that before he can experience his first spring, he has to hibernate through his first winter! Mischievous Maurice decides to leave their warm den and go find spring for himself. He asks all his friends for help . . . and finally finds something beautiful and full of magic and light. Spring! He wraps it up and takes it home, determined to show Mama and everyone else. The only problem? When Maurice wakes up, his little piece of spring (a snowball) has melted. This gloriously illustrated book celebrates friendship, curiosity, discovery, and the meaning and beauty of two seasons—winter and spring. Ideal for the classroom, seasonal story times, and bedtime reading.
This Level 1 guided reader discusses human activities during seasonal change. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about what people do, see, and eat in spring.
Describes some of the signs of spring, including changes in light and temperature, plant growth, buds on trees, baby animals, and other differences, and suggests related activities.
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
Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries--unsuccessfully--to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.
A boy and his pet dragon enjoy a spring day by playing outside and exploring all the season has to offer. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.
While other animals migrate, hibernate, or stay busy all winter, a little white rabbit watches.
It's time to say goodbye to winter and celebrate all the fun and exciting surprises springtime offers—like flying kites, making mud pies, watching new baby animals take their first steps, and dancing among the raindrops. This joyful ode to all things spring is filled with easy-to-decode rhymed text and bright, inviting art. Spring Surprises includes two sheets of stickers.
This evocative portrait of the artists that made Paris tick in the early 20th century is a perfect introduction to the world of contemporary art and literature . . . and to Paris!
On any day of the week, if you cross Paris's Luxembourg Gardens, you will come to a cobbled street called rue de Fleurus. Follow it to number 27, and you will arrive at Gertrude Stein's home. Inside, she and her friend Alice B. Toklas are getting ready for their soiree with Pablo Picasso, Max Jacob, and some other friends. While they are tidying, Pablo is at his easel, working on a painting. His brilliant black eyes never leave the canvas. And what is Max doing? Well, he is completely absorbed in a poem he is writing.
Emma and Owen visit Old Oak at the park. It is spring, and all the living things are busy. Chipper the robin builds a nest. Will Emma and Owen see the baby robins?
One wintry morning, Mama tells Rosy a wondrous story about her own mama, Grandma Beatrice, who could bring spring to cold, cold Minsk by making magic in the kitchen. Together, mother and daughter mix batter and sing a song. Then the batter goes into the pan'pour, swirl, swizzle, FLIP! Soon Papa comes in from the cold and the family shares a special treat. (Hint: A recipe for blintzes is included!)
In this delightfully cozy tale, Holly Berry's stunning illustrations evoke charming folk traditions and the warm magic made in Mama's kitchen.
When Skunk wakes from her long winter nap, she can't wait to see all her friends. But they're nowhere to be found! Do they think she stinks? Poor Skunk is fuming ... until she discovers the real reason her friends are missing. In this charming companion to Where Is Bear?, Leslea Newman and Valeri Gorbachev have once again created a funny and warm story about doing whatever it takes to show friends how important they are.
Author Bob Raczka thinks it's a neat coincidence that the word "spring," like so many of its happy activities, ends in "ing." Nature is busy budding and flowering; baby animals are being born; gardeners are planting; and everywhere children are running and playing. Spring Things is sure to encourage young readers to celebrate the coming of this welcome season. Raczka's simple rhymes using "ing" words will inspire children to come up with their own words to describe all the fun and wonder of spring. He lives in Illinois. Judy Stead's vibrant paintings perfectly complement the lively text. She lives in North Carolina.
Hurray for Spring! is a whimsical welcome to a child's favorite season. Delightful, rhyming tex with lots of fun words make this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring. Adorable illustrations with larger-than-life details spring off the page. See why Booklist says "Right on target for spring-themed story hours in libraries and preschool centers as well as one-on-one reading, this accessible picture book offers a child's eye view of the season."
One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play.
The wind blows in something
feathery and plump --
wiggly and pink --
green, who hops and leaps --
But before it's time to go back inside, Mouse finds something that's
soft and new with petals...
the prettiest flower he's ever seen!
Could it mean spring is finally here?
In her third and final diary, by Kathryn Lasky, Sofia continues to face the hardship of her new life in America with her cheerful and courageous spirit.
Sofia continues to chronicle life in her new home, the North End of Boston, as her best friend Maureen comes to live with her, and her parents open their own store. Sofia describes the daily hardships and joys that she meets as a new American.
A wonderland of spring & summer activities to motivate and engage students from March through August.
It's the first day of spring. But when Pip and Pop go to the otter pond to ice-skate, they find all the ice has melted! They're disappointed until Bear shows them all the wonderful things there are to do in spring. By the end of the day, everyone in the Big Blue House has caught spring fever!
Although Mother Bear urges Alfie to be patient and sleep, he cannot wait to see tiny butterflies on the wing and hear baby birds chirp in the trees.
Clee is none too happy over the birth of her brother but Uncle Hal surprises her with a turtle who's jumped tank one time too many. When the turtle disappears during a particularly harsh winter, Clee fears the worst. A sensitive tale about the long sleep of winter and the rebirth that comes with spring.
This pint-sized LITTLE BRUCE BOOK is perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce board books.
Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smelly springtime smells of spring with Bruce! But what will Bruce think of all that stink?
Higgins' sparse text is humorously juxtaposed with his signature, detail-packed, engaging illustrations. The mouse-sized treehouse and the despondent, dripping moose are especially delightful. Bruce's unibrow is practically a protagonist in and of itself. Ruth's exuberance plays off Bruce's disgruntledness like a sweet pear off gorgonzola. ---Kirkus Reviews
The Uni the Unicorn reader series has sold more than half a million copies sold, here's a new Uni the Unicorn for early readers! This Step 2 Step into Reading book is about Uni bringing back spring after a long, bleak winter. Everyone's favorite Unicorn is back for
Spring has sprung! Join Uni on this all-new adventure in the land of unicorns! Unicorns can fix things with their horns, and Uni needs to bring back the new growing things of spring.Will Uni be able to restore the signs of spring?
Uni the unicorn is a charming and relatable character! Fans of the picture books, as well as new Uni fans, will be excited to join this bighearted unicorn on an amazing journey. Look for all the Uni stories, including Uni the Unicorn Bakes a Cake, Uni the Unicorn Goes to School, Uni's First Sleepover and more!
Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.