|from King for a Day.|
After a long winter, cold and snowy here in the Northeast United States, we see the first signs that spring may be taking hold. So it's time to celebrate and go outside with your little ones and after running around and playing, playing, playing -- take some time to read a few of these aloud.
- Agell, Charlotte. (1994). Mud Makes Me Dance In the Spring. Maine: Tilbury House.
- Alarcón, Francisco. (2005). Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. New York: Lee & Low Books.
- Bauer, Marion Dane. (2015). Crinkle, Crackle, Crack: It's Spring! Illustrated by John Shelley. New York: Holiday House.
- Berger, Carin. (2105). Finding Spring. New York: Greenwillow Books. New York: Puffin Books.
- Clifton, Lucille. (1992). The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring. Illustrated by Brinton Turkle.
- Ehlert, Lois. (2001). Waiting for Wings. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
- Fernandes, Eugenie. (2012). Kitten's Spring. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
- Fogliano, Julie. (2012). And Then It's Spring. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
- Frost, Helen. (2012). Step Gently Out. Illustrated by Rick Lieder. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Gerber, Carole. (2015). Spring Blossoms. Illustrated by Leslie Evans. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (Reissued)
- Glaser, Laura. (2002). It's Spring. Illustrated by Susan Swan. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
- Hillenbrand, Will. (2011). Spring is Here. New York: Holiday House.
- Jackson, Ellen. (2001). The Spring Equinox. Illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
- Khan, Rukhsana. (2014). King for a Day. Illustrated by Christiane Krömer. New York: Lee & Low Books.
- Kimura, Ken. (2013). 999 Frogs Wake Up. Illustrated by Yasumari Murakami. New York: NorthSouth.
- Lewin, Ted & Betsy Lewin. (2012). Puffling Patrol. New York: Lee & Low Books.
- Liu, Jae Soo. (2002). Yellow Umbrella. La Jolla, CA; Kane/Miller Book.
- Ray, Mary Lyn. (2001). Mud. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
- Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. (2012). Green. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
- Tamara, Erika. (1996). The Garden of Happiness. Illustrated by Barbara Lambase. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
- Schnur, Steven. (2000). Spring Thaw. Illustrated by Stacey Schuett. New York: Viking.
- Schnur, Steven. Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic. Illustrated by Leslie Evans. New York: Clarion.
- Seuling, Barbara. (2001). Spring Song. Illustrated by Greg Newbold. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
- Snow, Virginia Brimhall. (2015). Spring Walk. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith.
- Stewart, Sarah. (2007). The Gardner. Illustrated by David Small. New York: SquareFish.
- Wahl, Charis. (2015). Rosario's Fig Tree. Illustrated by Luc Melanson. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
- Yee, Wong Herbert. (2007). Who Likes Rain? New York: Henry Holt.
- Berner, Rotraut Susanne. (2008). In the Town All Year 'Round. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
- Lyon George Ella. (2014). What Forest Knows. Illustrated by August Hall. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. (4 seasons)
- Messner, Kate. (2015). Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt. Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (4 seasons)