how much traffic is going to my site Our Picks! for April 2010: Springtime | Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich, CT

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books about  springtime

Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

April 2010



A New Beginning

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox

by Wendy Pfeffer, illustrated by Linda Bleck

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This lovely book explains the science of the spring equinox as well as the cultural ramifications of the season. Diverse traditions are depicted- such as the Chinese New Year, Passover and Easter- which mark a time of new beginnings. The illustrations are as bright and vivid as the warm, welcoming colors of spring.






Ordinary Things

Ordinary Things: Poems from a Walk in Early Spring

by Ralph Fletcher, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop


Have you ever taken a walk and discovered something you hadn't seen before? Or looked at a familiar or ordinary thing and see it in a different way? Ralph Fletcher has written a beautiful collection of poems that will have you ready to walk out the door and explore the world outside on a brisk spring day to enjoy the beauty of our world.









by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas


Mr. McGreely has worked all summer at keeping the bunnies out of his garden. What happens come winter and spring?







Spring Is Here

Spring Is Here

written and illustrated by Taro Gomi


A trip through the seasons, beginning and ending with spring, with the help of a calf and a grassy field. A simple, colorful, and joyful book.






by Sally Pomme Clayton, illustrated by Virginia Lee


The tale of Demeter and her daughter Persephone-- and of the return of Spring-- is brought to life in this new version of the classic Greek myth. Lush mixed-media artwork adds to the enchantment.







Double Trouble Groundhog Day

Double Trouble Groundhog Day

by Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley


Grampie Groundhog has trouble picking between twins Greta and Gregory to see who will be the new weather forecaster, so he has them draw straws to see who will get the job. The winner gets so nervous that the two work together to get the job done.







Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic

Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic

by Stephen Schnur, illustrated by Leslie Evans


The beautiful illustrations on every page of this book highlight simple, haiku-like poetry about the glory of the spring season.







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