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Hooks, Bell
Young Girlpie lives with her parents. Girlpie's world is magical where all hurt can be healed, wrongs forgiven and peace found in the world. The comfort that is provided by her home eases her fears and helps her to lead a happy life.

Pfister, Marcus
Hopper the rabbit meets a young squirrel searching for his buried nuts. Hopper agrees to help the squirrel find his nuts if he agrees to what they find. The rabbit and squirrel find more then just hazel nuts; they find friendship. Each had to give and take in order to grow their friendship.

Fisher, Aileen
A girl loves the night and watches the sky and environment almost nightly. For her birthday, she wants to go out and explore that night. Her father takes her out, and they explore a wooded area finding a variety of plants, animals, and insects.

Fleming, Denise
Each season brings changes to the pond including a variety of animals.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Pit and Pat are very excited because it is spring. These cats use all their energy to jump over various things.

Tresselt, Alvin
Johnny Maple-Leaf begins his life as a small brown bud. As time passes and the seasons change, he grows and develops into a mature leaf. Throughout his life, he encounters many animals. The other leaves help to keep him company, whether in the trees or on the ground.

Capucilli, Alyssa
Katy Duck loves to dance. She especially loves dancing during springtime. When she arrives as Mr. Tutu's School of Dance, Mr. Tutu announces the dance recital will be a spring celebration. Katy Duck is so excited; however, when Mr. Tutu announces the parts, she is disappointed. Reluctantly, she practices her caterpillar moves. During the spring recital, her big entrance comes up so she slowly inches out. When she realizes new and exciting changes occur during springtime, she transforms into a beautiful butterfly!

Bania, Michael
One morning, Kumak and his family pack their fishing gear for an antarctic ice fishing adventure. With patience, the family fishes until Kumak finally catches a strong fish. The whole Alaskan community comes running to help Kumak and his family pull the fish out of the water. The community celebrates their new food supply when they see each fish holding on to the fist infront of it.


Hoban, Russell
Letita is the spring queen and Miss Green tells her she must find a song to put Mr. Brumus, who is in charge of winter, to sleep. With the help of a magic string and her own creativity, she finds a song.

Krensky, Stephen
Lionel's spring activities include plans to plant a vegetable garden, celebrate his parents anniversary, play with his friend, and participate in spring cleaning.

Brown, Marcia
Different parts of nature make many different shapes and sounds. Children can use their imaginations to create shapes in nature.

Schlein, Miriam
A little boy feels something in the night, but he does not know what it is. The next day, he discovers that it was the coming of Spring and the sun kissed his nose and made it red.

Kherdian, David
A mother sings a lullaby which describes all things that her daughter, Emily, will do as she grows older. Some of the things the mother envisions Emily doing are picking blueberries for cereal, jams, and pies, making cider, playing in the meadow, planting a garden and playing in the snow.

McClung, Robert M.
A bear cub discovers the dangers and delights of the forest. The cub learns to hunt, fish, hibernate, and eventually chooses a mate.

Franco, Betsy
Explore the magic of each season through mathematical equations. Discover things in nature that have mathematical qualities.

Fleischman, Sid
Farmer McBroom is a successful farmer who has an evil neighbor, Heck Jones, who has tried to steal his farm several times. McBroom is tricked into betting his farm against his neighbor's farm in a race. McBroom overcomes the trickery to win the race and keep his farm.

Bunting, Eve
A young Sioux is taught the way of life by his father. The young boy is too young to do many things, but one day he will be able to do what he is taught. When the seasons change, he makes another notch in his moonstick.

Mud

Ray, Mary Lyn
Come along and play in the mud as winter melts into spring and the earth becomes unfrozen. Go ahead, stir, stick, dig, dance and play in that gooey, gloppy, mucky, magnificent mud.

Lester, Alison
A young girl explains what goes on at her farm during each season. She longs for a pony and gets a wonderful surprise at Christmas.

Pearson, Susan
Kelly enjoys all the seasons, because she and her family do many things together.

Desimini, Lisa
A house is described and beautifully illustrated as it changes throughout a day and the seasons.

Baasansuren, Bolormaa Adapted by: Mixter, Helen
Baby Jilu talks through his first year in the world, from when he is born to when he is a year old. he is born into a round world, with a round bed in a round home in Mongolia. His family comes to meet him, and they travel to their autumn quarters. Once snow begins to fall, Jilu's family moves on to their winter campground and soon celebrate Tsagaan Sar, meaning Spring will come again. In the spring, Jilu can ride on the camel saddle with his mother, and he will not have to wear boots again until after summer.

Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse
A mother sings songs to her little boy just like her mama used to sing to her. One day when the mother comes home from a bad day at work, the little boy makes up a song about his mother. This makes his mother very happy.

Gray, Libba Moore
A ballerina remembers how she developed a dancing heart just like her mother's. After each dance, both mother and daughter shared in a special moment for that season. For example, the autumn dance would be a leaf-kicking leg lifting, hand clapping, hello autumn ballet, and afterwards, they would press leaves and drink hot tea spiced.

Delton, Judy
Lee Henry's mom hates him in the cold, snowy, winter month of January. Everything irritates his mom during this month especially Lee Henry. Does his mom really hate him in January or does she really hate January?

Rockwell, Anne
A young girl spends her whole day in search of her favorite robin whom she befriended last spring. On her search, she comes in contact with many other beautiful natural things before finding the robin.

Hirschi, Ron
Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land: spring brings new plants and baby animals; summer oceans are aglow with sparkly plankton lights; and autumn winds blow across the open water. In winter, the humpback whales migrate to warmer waters, just as some land animals move to warmer climates. Learn about plants and animals that are joined through the mix of seasons, food webs and habitats beneath the waves. While set in the Pacific, similar changes occur in all the worldメs oceans.

Hall, Donald
From the time when only plants and animals lived there, to the modern bicentennial celebration, the people who called the fictional village of Blackwater home remember its history.

Blegvad, Lenore
Grandma takes Emma and Luke to visit the house she once lived in when she was a little girl named Norrie. Grandma tells Emma and Luke the kinds of things Norrie used to do. When Emma and Luke have difficulty believing Grandma was Norrie, she proves it to them.

Brenner, Barbara
A bear scratches the bark of a tree; beetles form small openings; a woodpecker eats the beetles; bacteria takes over the tree and a small hole is formed. Although the tree is dying, this small hole is still a home for many animals. Both living and dying trees are important as shelter and home to living organisms.

Zweibel, Alan
In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth
On the first day of winter, Lucy and Miss Mamie decide to bring a little spring into the house by planting a paperwhite bulb in a big glass jar. The winter days grow longer and lighter while Lucy and Miss Mamie keep themselves busy by making cookies, playing the piano, and stringing beads. Meanwhile, the bulb grows and grows into a bunch of sweet, white flowers. Lucy and Miss Mamie have created spring!

Ehlert, Lois
A mother and her child plant a variety of flowers in their garden. When the flowers bloom in the summer, a rainbow of colors is produced.

Hunter, Anne
Possum is determined to find out who has awakened him and all his animal friends from their winter naps. They soon discover that the Peep!Peep!Peep! is coming from an ambitious frog who is ready to begin spring.

Pattison, Darcy
Cozy up for this great rainy day read! Prairie Storms gives you a front row seat to learn about a year of ever-changing prairie weather, and how the animals living in these grasslands adapt and survive in this harsh climate. Each month, read about a new animal, and learn about everything from prairie chicken can survive the January snows to how an earless lizard escapes the harsh, unrelenting drought of August. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the great American prairies.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
The river ice begins to crack as spring descends upon the Alaskan tundra. The raven knows it is time to wake up, so he flies about alerting his animal friends of spring's arrival. The melting ice brings new life and excitement to the animals who live along side the river.

Schoenherr, John
Mother and father goose come to the same pond every year to make a nest to lay their eggs. This year when the eggs hatch, one of the goslings turns out to be a curious rebel. The gosling explores around the pond until the family flies south for the winter.

Kurtz, Jane
A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

Cook, Jean Thor
Joey wishes Daddy still lived at home and has a great deal of trouble accepting Bill, his new stepfather. After many experiences with Bill, like playing ball and swimming, Joey decides there is plenty of room in his life for Daddy and Bill. He loves both of them.

Burningham, John
The four seasons, spring, summer, fall, and winter, are described by what they look like and things we associate with them.

Ray, Mary Lyn
At age six, Celeb comes to live with the Shakers and he spends the rest of his life in their unique culture. He learns their ways, their songs, and is inspired by angels.

Dabcovich, Lydia
A bear is luckily in hibernation when a hunter comes to look for him, but wakes up when spring returns.

Nygaard, Elizabeth
The snakes of Snake Alley love their snake band. The snakes hiss and bop their tails to make a great sound together. One summer day, a cricket, frog, fish, bird, and turtle tell the littlest snake that they would like to be in a band and demonstrate their unique sounds. Snake only wants to be with his snake band until he realizes that they never sound different at all and maybe it would be nice to have the other musicians in the snake band too. The other snakes do not like his idea, so the littlest snake starts his own band with the cricket, frog, fish, bird, and turtle.

Bauer, Marion Dane
The dull, cold winter is transformed by the marvel of snow. Children are taken on a journey where they learn how snowflakes are formed, the amazing purposes that snow serves, and the enjoyable activities that they can participate in with snow.

Ehlert, Lois
Children wait for a big snowday to make their snow family. They create a dad, mom, boy, girl, baby, dog, and cat by using objects found around the house. When the sun comes out, the family melts away.

Anholt, Laurence
A new baby is coming, and Sophie's going to be a big sister!She helps her mother and father prepare for the arrival of the baby, but when her little brother is born, she wishes that her family could give him back!Sophie slowly begins to realize that having a new brother might not be so bad after all.

Miller, Pat, Zietlow
Sophie buys a squash at the farmer's market. The squash's name is Bernice, and she is Sophie's best friend. Bernice starts look unhealthy, so Sophie plants her in the ground. The next year, Bernice makes two new squash for Sophie to befriend.

Gunthorp, Karen
Several animals from the forest are excited because spring has arrived. The animals make sure all their friends wake up to begin their work.

Domanska, Janina
A little dog explores the four seasons. Each season is described with different adjectives.