Friday, March 4, 2011

Think Spring!

Enough already with the snow, cold and ice. It's March and time to Think Spring! Time for some positive thoughts in the direction of sun, flowers, leaves on the trees, green grass, and mud.

Here are some great books to get you in the mood for springtime!

It's Spring by Linda Glaser - Cut-paper illustrations make this book look almost 3-D.

Hooray for Spring! by Kazuo Iwamura - Three young squirrels explore the spring world around them.

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson - Fletcher, a cute little fox discovers spring.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na - I mentioned this book in my snow round-up. But it's worth a spring mention too. Super cute rabbit.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey - In this classic story, mama and papa duck need to find a safe place to raise their ducklings.

The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta - Because spring means the start of "construction season," here's a good book to read.

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray - This book, illustrated by Minnesota artist Lauren Stringer, celebrates a common spring phenomenon.

In My Meadow by Sara Gillingham - I love these little board books, many of which are perfect for spring.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter - Another classic to get you into a springtime mood.

There's still plenty of snow on the ground here in Minnesota. But, the birds are singing every morning and the quality of light is much brighter. We are definitely heading in the right direction - toward Spring!