April BookShelf: Spring Into These Great Reads

April BookShelf: Spring Into These Great Reads

One of my favorite things about April is witnessing he beginnings of spring.  Nature’s amazing miracle of new birth is all around you.  You get to see new buds on trees and wildlife is born.  April showers making their way for May flowers. The Easter bunny handing out eggs so the the children can hunt in newly grown grass. So my picks for this month reflects just that… my love for spring and everything that comes with it.

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox  – Wendy Pfeifer (Age Range: 6 – 9 years)

The spring equinox signals the time of year when the days are getting longer, the growing season has begun, and animals give birth to their young. With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this book explains the science behind spring and shows how the annual rebirth of Earth has been celebrated by various cultures throughout the ages and the world. Teachers will appreciate the simple science, the multicultural history, and the hands-on activities in this book. Parents and librarians will enjoy sharing it with children at Easter and Passover time.


Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening. They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Lola finds it hard to wait for her flowers to grow, but she spends the time creating her own flower book. Soon she has a garden full of sunflowers and invites all of her friends for cakes and punch and a story amongst the flowers.

For generations, Pat the Bunny has been creating special first-time moments between parents and their children. One of the best-selling children’s books of all time, this classic touch-and-feel book offers babies a playful and engaging experience, all the while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

The Thing About Spring – Harry N. Abrams (Age Range: 4-8 years) 

Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the changing seasons, but will Rabbit listen?

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