Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Book Lists: Thinking Spring

Here are some more book lists for you. Some of the lists have a focus on spring and growing things.

From the National Council of Teachers of English—Children’s Literature Assembly: 2007 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts

Outstanding International Books 2007 (Kathleen Isaacs—School Library Journal, 2/1/2007)

The Children’s Book Council Bimonthly Showcase for March & April 2008: Earth Day—Exploring the Natural World

Children's Books for Garden and Plant Lovers
(A Notes from the Windowsill annotated bibliography by Wendy E. Betts.)

From the Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007): A List of Books about Seeds and Growing Things

From The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books: Spring Will Come—A Hopeful Seasonal Dozen (Selected by Deborah Stevenson, Editor)


Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks! I have been Thinking Spring. Monday I had marked down as the "Last Frost Date" (despite getting information later that it was actually closer to April 15). Monday morning, I scraped frost off of my windshield.

Elaine Magliaro said...


It's even worse in New England. In the middle of May of 2002, we had light snow on the day my daughter graduated from college. (She went to school in New Hampshire.)

Tricia said...

I finally put a new list together for spring, this one called Springing to Life. It covers books about eggs/oviparous animals, and a few titles about butterflies, frogs and birds.

I'm still combing through poetry books, so if you think of any good poems, please let me know!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I'll go through my books. First, I must attend to my taxes...and my physical therapy on Friday.

I know I have a number of poetry books about birds--and I just got a collection about monarch butterflies in the mail.