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Spring Begins

Celebrate the first day of spring with these titles from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Whole Green World

Come and dance the whole green world! I've got a little pair of shoes. (Comfy, cozy little shoes.) Got a little pair of shoes to walk the whole round...

By Tony Johnston and Elisa Kleven

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Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Who's Awake in Springtime?

In this rhythmic springtime tale, animals of all kinds get ready to sleep. As the sun sets, fish find a place to hide, cats curl up, and sheep huddle in their...

By Phillis Gershator, Emilie Chollat and Mim Green

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Henry Holt and Co.

Listen to the Rain

Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault evoke the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences-- of rain. Listen to the rain, the whisper of the...

"...Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault evoke the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences-- of rain. Listen to the rain, the whisper of the.... Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault evoke the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences-- of rain. Listen to the rain, the whisper of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the first wet whisper of the rain. Their marvelous ear for the melodies and rhythm of language, combined with James Endicott's spare, alm..."

By Bill Martin Jr., James Endicott and John Archambault

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Henry Holt and Co.

Rain Play

Here it comes! Cool drops splash down, scattering the grown-ups. But the children love romping in the rain, until—BOOM! This joyous, rhyming poem captures...

"...Here it comes! Cool drops splash down, scattering the grown-ups. But the children love romping in the rain, until—BOOM! This joyous, rhyming poem captures.... Here it comes! Cool drops splash down, scattering the grown-ups. But the children love romping in the rain, until—BOOM!   This joyous, rhyming poem captures the many delights of a rainy day.. “The text’s short couplets won’t be a challenge even for newly emergent readers, and the laughing, brown- and yellow-skinned figures dance through ..."

By Cynthia Cotten and Javaka Steptoe

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Henry Holt and Co.

Who Likes Rain?

It’s time to put on your rain gear for a rainy-day romp! With spring come April showers. It’s time to put on a raincoat, grab an umbrella, and head outdoors....

"...It’s time to put on your rain gear for a rainy-day romp! With spring come April showers. It’s time to put on a raincoat, grab an umbrella, and head.... It’s time to put on your rain gear for a rainy-day romp! With spring come April showers. It’s time to put on a raincoat, grab an umbrella, and head outdoors. The worms like rain, and so do the fish and frogs. But what about the cat and dog? In this lyrical picture book, one spunky little girl discovers just who likes rain—and who doesn’t—as she ..."

Wong Herbert Yee Wong Herbert Yee

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Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

How Robin Saved Spring

If Lady Winter has her way, the world will stay covered in blankets of snowy white and icy blue. Sister Spring will slumber forever and the winter will never...

"...If Lady Winter has her way, the world will stay covered in blankets of snowy white and icy blue. Sister Spring will slumber forever and the winter will never.... If Lady Winter has her way, the world will stay covered in blankets of snowy white and icy blue. Sister Spring will slumber forever and the winter will never end. Can Lady Winter really keep spring from coming or is there something the animals might do to help? Led by harbinger Robin, the animals are determined to wake Sister Spring, b..."

By Debbie Ouellet and Nicoletta Ceccoli

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