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Celebrate the season by checking out these spring-themed titles.
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The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft

After the sudden death of her parents in India, Mary Lennox is sent 'home' to England, and the Yorkshire estate of a distant relative. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident.

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Dog's Life, A: The Autobiography of a Stray
by Ann M. Martin

Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs.

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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
by Sharon Lovejoy
Plant a pumpkinseed with a child, and cultivate wonder. This simple act of reconnecting with children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy’s purpose and joy and gift.
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Spring Fling
by Sabrina James
Spending the week in Florida with her two best friends is the perfect opportunity for 17-year-old Danielle to shed her shy-girl image. And it turns out she'll be getting lots of help from a house full of cute guys staying right next door.
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Me and Marvin Gardens
by Amy Sarig King

Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy abandoned him for the development kids. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about.

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Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Tim Raglin

When Mole and Rat visit Badger in the Wild Wood, they tell Badger about Toad's problem with buying and smashing up cars. After Badger decides the friends must lock Toad in his room, an adventure begins for Toad that should change his ways for sure.

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The Secret Tree
by Natalie Standiford
A sweet story of a tree that's filled with secrets.

What is your secret?

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by Paul Fleischman Illustrated by Judy Pedersen

An old man seeking renewal, a young girl connecting to a father she never knew, a pregnant teenager dreading motherhood, are just a few of the 13 voices that tell one story of the flowering of a vacant city lot into a neighborhood garden. Old, young, Haitian, Korean, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful.

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Rain Forest Relay
Series: Race the Wild, Book #1
by Kristin Earhart

On a once-in-a-lifetime race through the animal kingdom, it takes smarts, strength, and skill to win!

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Spring Cleaning
by Jeff Campbell
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Star Rise
Series: Horses of the Dawn, Book #2
by Kathryn Lasky

For the filly Estrella, nothing is more precious than freedom. She was born at sea, chattel to men sailing to the New World in search of gold.

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The Big Bug Book
by Barbara Taylor , John Farndon , Jen Green
Stunning picture sequences zoom in even closer revealing the metamorphosis of a butterfly, how a spider spins its web, and a wasp community building their nest.
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Three Rotten Eggs
by Gregory Maguire

Spring has come to sleepy Hamlet, Vermont, and trouble is in the air. The students in Miss Earth's class are supposed to be concentrating on the charity egg hunt, but instead they're fighting with each other. The hunt is a near disaster.

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