Spring! Popular Books for Kids

Spring is here!!!
And my good buddy Shan has given me a list of books that are really popular at the library where she works.  We hope you and yours enjoy them.

**all ratings from GoodReads 

bookcover of Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons  by Il Sung Na
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
by Il Sung Na

**Starred Review** SchoolLibraryJournal
3.82 avg rating — 434 ratings 

What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!

As with Il Sung Na's previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text—all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. It's a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons.

Reading Information:
Page Count:  24
no AR information available
 Lexile: 450L
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bookcover of Splish, Splash, Spring  by Jan CarrSplish, Splash, Spring
by Jan Carr
Dorothy Donohue (Illustrator)
 3.52 avg rating — 44 ratings

The bright paper-collage illustrations detail all the many delights of spring!

Word Count: 96
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reader: 1.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 47519

bookcover of SPRING THINGS by Bob Raczka
Spring Things
by Bob Raczka
Judy Stead (Illustrator)

3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings 

Nature is busy budding and flowering; baby animals are being born; gardeners are planting; and everywhere children are running and playing. In rhyming text, the author celebrates Spring.

Page Count:  32
no reading information available
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bookcover of IT'S SPRING  by Samantha Berger
It's Spring
by Samantha Berger
Pamela Chanko (Illus.)

3.75 avg rating — 48 ratings

A robin, a rabbit, a deer, a duck, and many other animals help to spread the word that spring is finally here! With happiness and cheer the animals welcome spring's green trees, blossoming flowers, and bright, sunny sky!

Word Count: 134
Page Count: 30
Accelerated Reading level: 2.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 137773

bookcover of Clifford's Spring Clean-Up  by Norman Bridwell
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up
by Norman Bridwell

3.61 avg rating — 169 ratings

This Clifford adventure finds the big red dog hard at work getting the house clean, or trying to, as he shakes to pieces Emily Elizabeth's rugs and digs up weeds at a vacant lot for Earth Day.

Word Count: 375
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reader: 2.3 / points: 0.5
quiz: 17517
Lexile: 500L

bookcover of Skunk's Spring Surprise  by Lesléa Newman
Skunk's Spring Surprise
by Lesléa Newman
Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator)

3.17 avg rating — 35 ratings

When Skunk wakes from her long winter nap, she can't wait to see all her friends. But they're nowhere to be found! Do they think she stinks? Poor Skunk is fuming ... until she discovers the real reason her friends are missing.
Word Count: 444
Page Count: 
Accelerated Reader: 2.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 107426
Lexile: 380L

bookcover of IT'S SPRING by Linda Glaser
It's Spring!
by Linda Glaser
Susan Swan (Illus.)

 3.44 avg rating — 27 ratings 

A boy observes the arrival of spring and its effects on plants and animals. Includes suggestions for nature study projects.

Word Count: 941
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reader: 3.1 / points: 0.5
quiz: 57475

bookcover of NEW BEGINNING: Celebrating The Spring Equinox  by Ellen Jackson
The Spring Equinox: Celebrating the Greening of the Earth

by Ellen Jackson
Jan Davey Ellis (Illustrator)

3.35 avg rating — 20 ratings

This is a detailed look at the history and festivals behind this special day, which occurs in the third week of March in the Northern Hemisphere. Jackson begins with ancient Mexico and the Mayans, who believed that special ceremonies were needed to rejuvenate the Earth; otherwise, it would remain cold and lifeless. She mentions other festivals and holidays that are celebrated around this time, such as Passover; Easter; No Ruz, a 13-day Iranian festival; and Holi, an Indian holiday. The book ends with a note that not all spring celebrations are rooted in ancient times, such as Earth Day. A retelling of the story of Ostara, the goddess of dawn and springtime, is included, as are some examples of seasonal activities. The attractive illustrations are as cheery and colorful as a warm and sunny spring day, adding to this informative look at the vernal equinox. Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY

Word Count: 1,569
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reader: 5.1 / points: 0.5
quiz: 120512

bookcover of SPRING by Gerda Muller
by Gerda Muller

4.52 avg rating — 27 ratings

One of a series of four books without text, which lead the young child through the seasons of the year. Full of fun, active illustrations, this chunky board book shows the joys of playing with lambs, sowing seeds, painting Easter eggs and watching baby birds.

Spring shows children playing with lambs, sowing seeds, painting Easter eggs, and watching baby birds. (Ages 1-5)

Reading Information - wordless
Page Count: 10

POOH'S FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT SPRING (My Very First Winnie the Pooh)  by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Pooh's Favorite Things About Spring
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings

One sunshiny spring day, Pooh enjoys a happy, humming walk through the Hundred-Acre Wood. He follows a buzzing bee to a honey tree, and finds plenty of flowing rivers, waving flowers, and smiling friends to greet along the way. This cheery Pooh story introduces young children to the concept of spring, and points out that in many ways, the best thing about spring is ... everything!

Page Count:  32
no reading information available
--sample pages and reviews available

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