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Super Spring Stories

Celebrate the season with these refreshing read-alouds.
 
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Waiting for Wings
by Lois Ehlert
Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how?
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

A hungry caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

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Splish, Splash, Spring
by Jan Carr Illustrated by Dorothy Donohue

What do you get when you combine three children, a dog, a wet spring day, flowers, insects, cartwheels, kites, and lots of catchy rhymes? Splish, Splash, Spring! And when the rain clears, readers can celebrate the joys of spring.

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Rabbit's Good News
by Ruth Lercher Bornstein Illustrated by Ruth Lercher Bornstein

Poetic text and brightly hued pastel drawings capture springtime's sweet smells, soft sounds, and blooming colors in this simple, captivating story for very young children.

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Poppleton in Spring
Series: Poppleton, Book #5
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Mark Teague

Poppleton loves everything about spring and makes grand plans for cleaning, bicycle shopping, and sleeping in a tent.

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Paperback Reader Level 3 : $3.19

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Mouse's First Spring
by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Buket Erdogan

One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump — a bird, and something wiggly and pink — a worm, and something green, who hops and leaps — a frog.

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It's Spring!
by Pamela Chanko , Samantha Berger Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Berger and Chanko's breezy rhyming text and Sweet's charming watercolor illustrations tell a delightful story of adorable woodland animals spreading the news that spring has arrived in the forest. Full color.

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Board Picturebooks : $4.79

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Inch by Inch
by Leo Lionni Illustrated by Leo Lionni

By the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Swimmy, this story stars a worm who "inches his way out" of being eaten by a series of birds. Perfect for classroom units on the seasons or measurement.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.59

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In the Small, Small Pond
by Denise Fleming

Spring is here, and along with it a flurry of activity for nature-minded kids to observe! An energetic frog takes us on a tour of the small, small pond, mischievously interrupting the other animals at work and play.

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Hurray for Spring!
by Patricia Hubbell Illustrated by Taia Morley

Hurray for Spring! is a whimsical welcome to a child's favorite season. Delightful, rhyming text with lots of fun words make this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring. Adorable illustrations with larger-than-life details spring off the page.

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Counting in the Garden
by Kim Parker Illustrated by Kim Parker

In this gorgeous counting book, readers can count from one to ten while they search among the colorful flowers for various creatures hidden among lush garden scenes. Full color.

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Bluebird's Nest
by Dorothea DePrisco Illustrated by Jo Parry

Bluebird is gathering things for spring. What could she be making? Watch her collection grow with every turn of the page and discover Bluebird's surprise.

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