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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Seasons: Spring

999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura
It's spring and when 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizard, ladybugs and a big snake.


999 Frogs Wake Up

And Then It’s Spring by Jule Fogiano
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.


Bunny, Bunny Catkin by Cathy MacLennan
Discover the delights of spring in this joyful rhythmic story.


Finding Spring by Carin Berger
Too excited to hibernate through his first winter, a bear cub tries to find spring.


Good Morning Grizzle Grump by Aaron Blecha
Grizzle Grump has just woken up from his long winter slumber. His big bear belly is quite rumbly. So he sets off with his trusty squirrel sidekick in search of a springtime snack.


Hedghugs and the Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson
Hedgehogs Horace and Hattie watch a caterpillar become a butterfly and are inspired to attempt a transformation of their own.


Hooray for Hoppy by Tim Hopgood
A curious bunny looks for signs of the arrival of spring, in a story that celebrates the five senses.


In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
Describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring.


It’s Springtime, Mr. Squirrel by Sebastian Meschenmoser
It's springtime and bees, flowers and love are in the air. When Mr. Squirrel's friend, the hedgehog, catches sight of an attractive lady hedgehog, he isn't sure what to do to win her heart. What a stroke of luck that he has a friend like Mr. Squirrel, who can help him.


Pip and Pup by Eugene Yelchin
Across the barnyard, Pip the chick spots a new friend to play with―Pup. But Pup thinks Pip plays too rough. These two friends will weather the storm in this celebration of spring and friendship.


Sammy in the Spring by Anita Bijsterbosch
Spring has come. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Sammy and Hob go outside to play on a nice spring day.


Shake a Leg, Egg! by Kurt Cyrus
It's springtime, and the pond is bursting with new life. There are beaver pups, heron hatchlings and lots and lots of ducklings. Everyone is out and about, swimming, flapping, chirping and quacking―except for one family of geese.


Spring Hare by Eugene Yelchin
An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up and away. They fly ever higher 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.


Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Opposites by Felicia Chernesky
A class takes a springtime field trip to a farm to see chicks hatch and discover many opposite things in their surroundings.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog by Lucille Colandro
Spring is in the air, and that zany old lady is back―with a serious case of spring fever. This time she's swallowing items to make the most of the season with a beautiful garden.


The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk
As his friends Bird, Mouse and Bear celebrate the arrival of spring, Rabbit finds more and more things to dislike about the change of seasons until, at last, he admits that spring can be full of pleasant surprises.


When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring.



Hello Spring by Shelley Rotner
Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of spring, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life.


Spectacular Spring by Bruce Goldstone
A photographic picture book providing a comprehensive overview of topics linked to spring.

December 2018

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