Check out spring-themed books at library

5:00 PM, Mar. 29, 2013  |  Comments
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"Little Chick" by Amy Hest is a collection of three short stories with the sweet and timeless mood of Else Homelund Minarik's Little Bear books.

Each of the trio of tales follows the expressive and often impatient chick and her loving and steady Auntie as they explore their world together. Illustrator Anita Jeram perfectly captures the poses and facial expressions of the beguiling and emotive little chick as she explores the wonders and trials of flying kites, starting a garden, and gazing at stars.

Picture Books

"Ducks Don't Wear Socks" by John Nedwidek

A free-spirited duck teaches a serious little girl named Emily to embrace her silly side in this affable book for preschool-kindergarten audiences.

"Duck! Rabbit!" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A dazzling crowd-pleaser that teaches about perspective: is that cute creature a duck or rabbit? Although there is no right or wrong answer, children are sure to share their opinions.

"Mudkin" by Stephen Gammell

An ebullient mud sprite (who resembles a ginger root with an onion head) crowns a delighted girl queen of a kingdom of marvelous mud. A creative, nearly wordless, ode to both mud and imagination.

"Rainstorm" by Barbara Lehman

A wordless book where imagination is presented as a key, both literally and figuratively, to escape confining situations. A young boy feels listless and lonely when the rain traps him in his stately, but formal, home. That is until he finds a skeleton key which unlocks a portal to freedom and sunnier skies. A captivating book for kindergartners through early elementary.

"And Then It's Spring" by Judy Fogliano

"Bear Wants More" by Karma Wilson

"Brianna, Jamacia, and the Dance and Dance of Spring" by Juanita Havill

"Cesar Takes a Break" by Susan Thoms

"Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck" by Lisa Westberg Peters

"The Cow that was the Best Moo-ther" by Andy Cutbill

"Duck and Goose" by Tad Hills

"Eggs 1-2-3" by Janet Halfmann

"Fish is Fish" by Leo Lionni

"First the Egg" by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

"Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms" by Julia Rawlison

"Forever Friends" by Karin Berger

Hey, Duck! "by Karin Bramsen

"How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings?" by In-Son Ch'ae

"How Mama Brought the Spring" by Fran Manushkin

"Hurry! Hurry!" by Eve Bunting

"In the Small, Small Pond" by Denise Fleming

"Itsy-Bitsy Animals" by Margaret Wild

"Kate and Pippin" by Rachel Vail

"Katy Duck is a Caterpillar" by Alyssa Capucilli

"Listen to the Rain" by Bill Martin

"Little White Rabbit" by Kevin Henkes

"Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey

"Mole's Babies" by David Bedford

"Moonbear's Pet" by Frank Asch

"Mouse's First Spring" by Lauren Thompson

"Mud" by Mary Lyn Ray

"The Odd Egg" by Emily Gravett

"Paris in the Spring with Picasso" by Joan Yolleck

"Rainy Day!" by Patricia Lakin

"Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit" by Il Sung Na

"Split! Splat!" by Amy Gibson

"Spring Things" by Bob Raczka

"The Thingamabob" by Il Sung Na

"When Blue Met Egg" by Lindsay Ward

Beginning Readers

"Are You My Mother?" by P.D. Eastman

Re-visit this classic quest-tale, featuring a vulnerable yet determined little bird on a search for his mother. The repetition and comforting ending make this a sweet lap-sit story for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

"Flap Your Wings" by P.D. Eastman

The original "surprise egg" story, featuring befuddled bird parents who show unconditional love for their most unusual baby.

"The Best Nest" by P.D. Eastman

"Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies" by Erica Silverman

"The Great Tulip Trade" by Beth Wagner Brust

"Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble" by Cynthia Rylant

"Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends" by Wong Herbert Yee

"Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons" by Agnes Rosenstiel

"Spring Surprises" by Anna Jane Hays

"Springtime in Bugland" by David A. Carter


"Animals in Spring"/"People in Spring"/"Plants in Spring"/ "Weather in Spring" by Martha Rustad (Pebble Plus: All About Spring)

These large format beginning readers feature clear and appealing photographs and a few relevant sentences per double-page spread. Perfect for group sharing.

"Are You Ready for Spring?" by Sheila Anderson

"A Baby Duck Story" by Martha Rustad

"A Baby Rabbit Story" by Jenni Wittrock

"Chuckling Ducklings: and Baby Animal Friends" by Aaron Zenz

"An Egg is Quiet" by Dianna Hutts Aston

"Eggs" by Marilyn Singer

"Everything Spring" by Jill Esbaum

"Guess What is Growing Inside this Egg?" by Mia Posada

"It's Rainy Today" by Kristin Sterling

"Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems"/ "Jitomates Risuenos y Otros Poemas de Primavera" by Francisco Alarcon

"My Baby Blue Jays" by John Berendt

"La Primavera" (Spanish/Espanol) by Nuria Rocca

"Real Life-Size Baby Animals" by Marie Greenwood

"Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors" by Joyce Sidman

"What Bluebirds Do" by Pamela Kirby

For more Spring (seasonal) books call 920-448-5846 or go to the "Signs of Spring" list at

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