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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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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 Bornstein Illustrated by Ruth 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.

Praise for Poppleton in Spring

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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!
Series: Hello Reader!
by Samantha Berger , Pamela Chanko 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.

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Board Picturebooks: $5.59

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Inch by Inch
by Leo Lionni Illustrated by Leo Lionni
Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, it's a good thing he's so skilled — and so tricky.
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 Illustrated 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

From talented textile designer Kim Parker comes a gorgeous counting book in which 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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