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The Spring Equinox: Celebrating the Greening of the Earth
by Ellen Jackson
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; Earth Day, for example, is a springtime celebration of modern origins. (School Library Journal)


Sugarbush Spring
by Marsha Wilson Chall
Chall's timeless story and Daly's glowing paintings invite children to share in the pleasure of making maple syrup -- a process that's the same today as it was two hundred years ago. In the month of the Maple Sugar Moon, icicles rain from Grandpa's porch roof and something is stirring in the woods. It's sugarbush spring -- time to tap the trees, then gather round the cook fire while the cold sap thickens and boils to make maple syrup.

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Mouse's First Spring
by Lauren Thompson
One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump -- a bird; and something wiggly and pink -- a worm; and something green, who hops and leaps -- a frog. But before it's time to go back inside, Mouse finds something that's soft and new with petals... the prettiest flower he's ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?

Spring Is Here
by Lois Lenski
Laughing, playing, dancing,
see the children gay -
Hear them singing,
"Spring is here,
Spring is here today."

Could there be a more cheerful time of year than spring? Winter is over, birds are singing, flowers are in bloom... and it's time to play outside. Lois Lenski's rhyming, pocket-size picture book -- published in 1945, and out of print for decades -- is back in full, glorious color.


Henry And Mudge In Puddle Trouble
by Cynthia Rylant
Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And in this second book of their adventures, they venture out into the wet and happy world of spring. This comment from a parent: "Find out why listening to your parents is important when you read this book. If you are the kind of kid who doesn't listen to your mom, then this is the book for you."



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