Librarian Picks Books That Focus on Springtime


Recommended reading on nature-related topics from librarians at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Wait, Rest, Pause: dormancy in nature
by: Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly curricular book teaches young readers about different kinds of dormancy and which animals do what. Featuring creatures like ladybugs, chickadees, squirrels, and even alligators, this book won't put curious kids to sleep! [From Amazon]

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
by: Kenard Pak
Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring. [Publisher’s description]

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Seasons of the Storm
by: Elle Cosimano
One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice, live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter, an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter. Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they'll have to escape the cycle that's been forcing them apart. But their creator won't let them go without a fight. [From Overdrive]

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Snowman - Cold = Puddle: spring equations
by: Laurie Purdie Salas
Poetry + Math + Science = A new way of looking at spring
Math meets metaphor in this eye-opening exploration of spring. Each clever equation is a tiny, perfect poem that prompts readers to look at the ordinary and see the miraculous. Can you look at an egg in a nest and see a jewelry box? How are sunlight and heat like an alarm clock? Engaging sidebars reveal the science behind the signs of spring. [Provided by publisher]

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Prairie Spring
by: Pete Dunne
A nature writer and avid birder offers a portrait of a season in the heartland of North America as he and his wife travel through the country and share stories of all that they encounter: people putting their lives back in place after a tornado, volunteers giving their time to conservation efforts, and the drive of all species to move their genes to the next generation, which manifests itself so abundantly in spring. [From hoopla]

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by: Susan Nicholson
Welcome to the 7-Day Menu Planner for the spring season. Spring is always a time for renewal, reflection and rejoicing in the fresh flowers and beautiful fruit and vegetables that adorn our tables. Spring menus tend to be lighter and more colorful. To inspire you, almost every week includes a photo of a recipe from that week and a shopping list for every day. Planning menus will change your life (for the better) forever. [From hoopla]

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