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SEASONS AND HOLIDAYS: Spring


SEASONS AND HOLIDAYS: Spring

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A couple of April fools Juvenile Book A couple of April fools

Maguire, Gregory.
J MAGUIRE

At a Vermont elementary school, April Fools' Day takes on a sinister tone when a teacher goes missing and several suspects emerge, among them the teacher's fiance and a missing mutant chick.




A new beginning :  celebrating the spring equinox Juvenile Book A new beginning : celebrating the spring equinox

Pfeffer, Wendy, 1929-
J 394.26 PFEFFER

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.




Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Juvenile Book Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Otto, Carolyn.
J 394.262 OTTO

A celebration of Cinco de Mayo.




Cinco de Mayo book Cinco de Mayo

Flanagan, Alice K.
E 394.262 FLANAGA

This book explores the history, customs, and symbols of Cinco de Mayo. Learn how Cinco de Mayo has changed over time and the different ways it is celebrated. This beautifully illustrated history is also filled with interesting and unusual facts about the holiday such as why Cinco de Mayo is a holiday of freedom and what people wear to perform the Mexican Hat Dance.




Cold little duck, duck, duck book Cold little duck, duck, duck

Peters, Lisa Westberg.
E PETERS

Early one spring a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.




Handsprings :  poems & paintings Juvenile Book Handsprings : poems & paintings

Florian, Douglas.
J 811.54 FLORIAN

What do you like about spring? Longer days? Blooming flowers? April Fools'? Cool spring showers? What do you not like about spring? Spring-cleaning? Insect swarms? Mud, mud, mud? Thunderstorms? This collection of poems and paintings captures the freshness and promise of spring, whether it comes in like a lion or a lamb.




Happy St. Patrick's Day Juvenile Book Happy St. Patrick's Day

Mercer, Abbie.
J 394.262 MERCER

This engaging book will teach young readers all they need to know about the origins of St. Patrick's Day as they enjoy the holiday's recipes and fun crafts projects.




Hurray for spring! book Hurray for spring!

Hubbell, Patricia.
E HUBBELL

Rhyming text celebrates the joys of spring for a young boy.




Jamie O'Rourke and the big potato :  an Irish folktale book Jamie O'Rourke and the big potato : an Irish folktale

De Paola, Tomie.
E 398.2 DE PAOL

The laziest man in all of Ireland catches a leprechaun, who offers a potato seed instead of a pot of gold for his freedom.




Junie B., first grader :  dumb bunny Juvenile Book Junie B., first grader : dumb bunny

Park, Barbara.
J PARK

Lucille is having an Easter Egg Hunt at her mansion and the winner gets to swim in Lucille's heated indoor swimming pool. So how did Junie B. get stuck wearing a big dumb bunny suit?




Mama's day book Mama's day

Ashman, Linda.
E ASHMAN

In this touching tribute to motherhood, Ashman's glowing descriptions of maternal love are matched with Ormerod's inviting artwork to create an ode to mothers and babies everywhere.




Memorial Day book Memorial Day

Cotton, Jacqueline S.
E 394.262 COTTON

Introduces the history of Memorial Day and explains how it is observed today.




Memorial Day Juvenile Book Memorial Day

Trueit, Trudi Strain.
J 394.262 TRUEIT

Lively illustrations and reader-friendly text explore the roots of Memorial Day, a time for honor and celebration in the United States.




Memorial Day Juvenile Book Memorial Day

Ditchfield, Christin.
J 394.262 DITCHFI

Hats off to our heroes! They gave their lives fighting for the United States. That's why Americans honor them with parades and speeches on this solemn May day.




Memorial Day surprise book Memorial Day surprise

Golding, Theresa Martin.
E GOLDING

It's Memorial Day and Marco and Mama are going to see the parade. On their way, they pass Marco's grandfather's house. They usually stop to see Grandfather, but today Mama is in a rush because she has promised Marco a surprise. Marco can't imagine what the surprise might be. Could it be the marching band? The fire engines? The candy tossed to the crowd by a woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty? Mama promises that it will be a better surprise than candy. As the parade goes by, Marco wishes his grandfather were with him to enjoy it. Then, marching down the street, come the veterans, wearing uniforms and shiny medals. And who is out front, leading them? Marco is in for a big surprise.




Minerva Louise and the colorful eggs book Minerva Louise and the colorful eggs

Stoeke, Janet Morgan.
E STOEKE

Minerva Louise finds some peculiar very eggs of all colors and patterns on the farm. And they're in the strangest places. Which hen is laying these eggs? Minerva Louise solves the mystery in this goofy Easter comedy.




Mother's Day Juvenile Book Mother's Day

Heinrichs, Ann.
J 394.2628 HEINRIC

The second Sunday in May is a time to celebrate mothers and all those who are like mothers. This book discusses the origins of Mother's Day and explains how songs, poems, and food can prove useful in showing our appreciation for mothers, stepmothers, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters.




My Easter book My Easter

Gillis, Jennifer Blizin, 1950-
E 394.2667 GILLIS

Young children get ready to celebrate Easter with this work of easy non-fiction.




On that Easter morning book On that Easter morning

Joslin, Mary, 1953-
E 232.97 JOSLIN

The events of the first Easter are simply and movingly told in this gorgeous book. The text, closely based on a range of passages from the Bible, retells the key events in the Holy Week and Easter.




Shannon and the world's tallest leprechaun book Shannon and the world's tallest leprechaun

Callahan, Sean, 1965-
E CALLAHA

Shannon has been practicing for the local St. Patrick's Day step dancing competition, but worries about her homemade dress and second-hand shoes until she summons a very unusual leprechaun, hoping that he can help her do well.




Spring thaw book Spring thaw

Schnur, Steven.
E SCHNUR

Describes spring's gradual arrival on a farm.




Spring things book Spring things

Raczka, Bob.
E RACZKA

Raczka thinks it's a neat coincidence that the word "spring," like so many of its happy activities, ends in "ing." Raczka's simple rhymes using "ing" words will inspire children to come up with their own words to describe all the fun and wonder of spring.




St. Patrick's Day in the morning book St. Patrick's Day in the morning

Bunting, Eve, 1928-
E BUNTING

Jamie seeks a way to prove he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.




T. Rex and the Mother's Day hug book T. Rex and the Mother's Day hug

Grambling, Lois G.
E GRAMBLI

It's Mother's Day, and T. Rex wants to plan something really special for his mama. He wants to DO something, not just give something. This year, T. Rex has the perfect gift idea that he knows Mama Rex is going to love sooo much. At least, he thinks she will.




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