Picture Books About Spring
Zinnia plants a garden, eagerly waits for the plants to grow, sells the beautiful flowers, then gathers seeds to plant the following year. Includes instructions for growing your own flowers.
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A little girl thinks her mother's garden is the ugliest in the neighborhood until she discovers that flowers might look and smell pretty but Chinese vegetable soup smells best of all. Includes a recipe.
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The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin: picture book for 1st-4th grade that tells the story of a young Chinese girl who feels different from her American friends because of the strange vegetables her mother grows in their garden. When the vegetables ripen, her mother makes a soup for the whole neighborhood to enjoy and the girl learns to value her culture
Vegetable Soup ..... The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin: Come harvest time, those ugly chinese vegetables become a delicious soup. Complete with a recipe for Ugly Soup along with a guide to the Chinese pronunciation of those vegetables. #Kids #Books #Gardens #Grace_Lin #The_Ugly_Vegetables
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin: Come harvest time those ugly chinese vegetables become a delicious soup. Complete with a recipe for Ugly Soup along with a guide to the Chinese pronunciation of those vegetables. Like, repinn, share! Thanks :)
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"The Ugly Vegetables" by Grace Lin is our latest addition to the Whole Kids Foundation Kids Book Club! This multicultural story is a favorite among the children we serve, and we're sure you'll love it too: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/index.php/kids-activities/book-club/
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin. A girl is disappointed because her mother's Chinese vegetables make for an ugly garden, unlike her neighbors' flowers. But they harvest the ugly vegetables into a delicious soup that all the neighbors love. Colorful illustrations and great messages about how appearances can be deceiving, gardening, and multiculturalism.
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin: Themes of community and diversity. A neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetables soup, and the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose.
The Ugly Vegetables -- a girl learns to appreciate the "ugly" Chinese vegetables her mother grows
It’s easy to appreciate a garden exploding with colorful flowers and fragrances, but what do you do with a patch of ugly vegetables? Author/illustrator Grace Lin recalls such a garden in this charming and eloquent story. The neighbors’ gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of “black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers” that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that
A collection of haiku verses which describe the wonders of Spring.
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Spring: A Haiku Story by George Shannon
Spring: A Haiku Story
Spring: A Haiku Story by George Shannon, Malcah Zeldis (Illustrator) starting at $0.99. Spring: A Haiku Story has 1 available editions to buy at Alibris
When he accidentally discovers a beautiful hidden valley inhabited by contented people, a fisherman is asked to return but only if he tells no one where he's been.
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Peach Blossom Spring by Fergus M. Bordewich
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
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Bear Wants More (Classic Board Books) by Karma Wilson. $7.19. Series - Classic Board Books. Author: Karma Wilson. Publisher: Little Simon (January 1, 2008)
Bear Wants More (Classic Board Books) by Karma Wilson. $7.19. Author: Karma Wilson. Series - Classic Board Books. Publisher: Little Simon (January 1, 2008)
Bear Wants More (Classic Board Books) by Karma Wilson. $7.19. Author: Karma Wilson. Publisher: Little Simon (January 1, 2008). Series - Classic Board Books
Bear Wants More (Classic Board Books) by Karma Wilson. $7.19. Publisher: Little Simon (January 1, 2008). Author: Karma Wilson. Series - Classic Board Books
Bear Wants More! That was one of my favorite books when I was little
Bear Wants More (Classic Board Books) And the other Bear books. :)
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When spring arrives, Mole and Mouse find a unique way to bird watch.
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It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too. Join Mouse and Mole on a high-flying adventure in which teamwork, brainstorming, and good ideas always make for a fun day out!
It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too. Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes glue and feathers . .
A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.
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Sarah Stewart; Illustrated by David Small The Gardener Childrens book about rooftop farming
Sent to live with her busy and grim uncle, a baker, in the big city, Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds. She plants them in whatever containers and spaces she can find, and as they begin to grow, the beauty she has created slowly brings happiness to those who work in and visit her uncle’s bakery. But she saves her best work for her uncle, for whom she plans a rooftop garden that she is sure will bring a smile to his dour face. Great story! Using it as double duty this week to ...
David Small and Sarah Stewart make such a great team. I collect children's books
One of my favorite children's books. Makes me tear up every time I read it!!
The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart. One of my favorite children's books.
BOOK REPORT: Welcome Spring with These 5 Children's Books
The Gardener. Looks so sweet. #childrensbooks
Our final reading unit of the year is a focus on "social issues" in texts. Because so many of our read alouds and shared texts this year were filled with social issues, this was a great unit to finish out the year . . . we had lots of fun thinking back to some of our favorite books and talking about what "issues" writers choose to put in books for intermediate students--and why they chose them! Together, we came up with a list of issues found in children's books, and I added some additional ideas off a list I found. It was interesting to hear students' ideas on WHY certain themes come up time and time again. In a nutshell, the students all agreed that writers want kids to think about, read about, and talk about these important topics--and that by doing so, they might better be able to understand themselves and the people around them. We've read a pretty lengthy list of books this year and keep track on a chart...so it was GREAT to be able to revisit the list and remember what we have read. Check out this list of "social issues" we come up with together. NOTE: I shared "Fly Away Home" by Eve Bunting the day after we made this, so I added "homelessness" to the chart as well! Today I read my class this book . . . if you haven't seen it, it's a really neat text with LOTS of neat things you could do. It's set in the 1930's where a young girl is sent to work with her uncle in his bakery. The entire text is written in letter format, and the illustrations are gorgeous--it's fun to see what students can notice in them. So . . . to see what my students were thinking, I asked them to write a summary (we are STILL struggling with this!) and to write a "statement of theme". I am always intrigued to see what the students think BEFORE we discuss! It was a great discussion about family . . . about keeping spirits up in tough times . . . about making your world a better place for others . . . and for doing whatever is necessary to make things work out. If you haven't seen it--check it out! Just a reminder that my first post of the book club on "The Differentiated Math Classroom" is coming up on Saturday! I am SO excited to get the discussion going--there are more than 30 people who have signed on! Get that book and highlighter ready! I hope everyone had a great day . . . I am feeling the end-of-year stress for sure!
The Teacher Wife is hosting a must have picture books linky party and you've got to check it out! If you are addicted to picture books (duh...you're a teacher) this will be a great resource! If you are a husband of a teacher you might need to hide the debit card. I've posted before about my serious addiction to picture books. It's a real problem. This summer I have been working on building up my collection of mentor texts for comprehension strategies. I have sooooooo many favorite picture books it would be hard to pick just five so I narrowed it down to these five picture book mentor texts. Click the pictures to get your own copy! Making Connections - The Big Orange Splot In the book Reading Power Adrienne Gear says, "an important thing to make make children aware of is the individuality that comes from making sense of text." I think this picture book does a great job helping my kids see that we are all unique and that our different experiences will cause us to make different connections with the stories we read! Visualizing - The Storm Book This book is PERFECT for introducing how to visualize. The text gives very vivid descriptions of each setting in the story. The best part is that the pages rotate from text only to picture only so the kids have to make the picture in their mind first and then turn the page and compare what they visualize to the illustrator's picture! Questioning - The Magic Fan This is a little gem I found at Goodwill! It will keep your kids guessing and questioning with each page. Synthesizing - The Snowball This might seem like an odd choice but it's fun and quick to read aloud. The giant snowball collects things on it's way down the hill including people! This is a great way to start a discussion about how stories change as they "roll along" and how they might look a little different in the end. I like to type the text up and put the "poem" in our reading notebooks as a reminder of how we pick up new information as we read. Inferring - The Gardener I found this book through Ms. Bonger over at Life in 4b. If you have not visited her amazing blog you are in for a treat! I would love to just sit in her class and watch her in action. She is truly inspiring! On her resources page she recommends a book called Interactive Read Alouds (Grades 4-5) by Linda Hoyt. It is loaded with mentor texts for comprehension strategies and writing. This sweet story is suggested as a mentor text for inferring. It's also a great reminder that one person with a positive attitude can make a difference no matter where they are "planted." I could go on...and on...and on...what a GREAT idea for a linky party! Head on over an link up your must have picture books. I can't wait to see everyone's list! I've got some major blog hoppin' to do. I think my Amazon wish list is about to go into overdrive!
Marcy and Miss Rosa start a campaign to clean up an empty lot and turn it into a community garden.
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Sprouts Bookshelf: City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan - a neighborhood rejuvenation brings with it some big surprises, in this picture book of community and growth.
City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan, http://www.amazon.com/dp/068812786X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_taw.qb0S10G8W
City green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan. Which libraries in Georgia have it? http://gapines.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=455010=garden%20juvenile%20fiction=keyword=0=80=2012=keyword
Kids love reading this book, which is great for charting a character's emotions through a story City Green: DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
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City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan / Spring / Earth Day
City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
Thanks to these fun, entertaining reads, learning to go green will be anything but boring for your little ones. To help you teach your children about environmental issues, we're highlighting some of the best kids' books with a green message. With a few
The Best Children's Books With a Green Message
The Root Children, who have been sleeping all winter, awake to become Blossom Children and experience the new life, the color, and the joys of spring.
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Wonderful book for children about the seasons and mother earth. Beautiful illustration.
When The Root Children Wake Up, written by Ned Bittinger
When The Root Children Wake Up by Audrey Wood. (Hardcover 9780590425179)
When The Root Children Wake Up
When the Root Children Wake Up : Audrey Wood, Ned Bittinger, Audrey Wood : 9780590425179
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When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.
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This is one of the loveliest picture books about spring ever written -- Old Bear, by Kevin Henkes. Sweet, charming and so pretty! Loved it in storytime today.
Dawn says: This is one of the loveliest picture books about spring ever written -- Old Bear, by Kevin Henkes. Sweet, charming and so pretty! Loved it in storytime today. --- Will have to check it out, thanks!
The Show Me Librarian: Time to Hibernate! A Story Time Plan - Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Another Henkes book (I like him), this one about a bear and the seasons of his life.
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Today's story time was performed out in the open carpeted area by our picture books. The story time room had to be painted (yes, again), and the paint fumes were still strong when we came in today. So this group was a mix of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary schoolers. The theme was hibernation, and it was actually a pretty terrible theme. All the books were more or less the same, and all my songs were difficult to sing and even harder to teach. I think these activities would work well on their own in a classroom setting, but it was too much to pull together for one story time session. I feel like I bombarded the kids with too much information and bored them. Opening Song: Hello, how are you? Rhyme: Brown Bears Do It I asked the kids to participate in this rhyme by calling out, "They hibernate!" This was mainly to keep the rhyme from sounding suggestive to me, as it did before I presented it with the title, "Who Hibernates?" I lost my flannel board ladybug, so there was a false start at the beginning as I realized I needed to replace it with a different creature. Book: Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling (2001) This book explores questions about where animals go in the winter. Since today's group included school-age kids, they actually gave guesses as to how the questions would be answered, which was a great addition. Rhyme: Here is a Cave This is a terrible action rhyme. The actions are hard to model and hard to duplicate, and it goes on forever with the same motion before switching to another one. Also, the words were impossible for the kids to learn - and for me to memorize! Book: Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming (1997) This story begins with bear reminding snail that winter has come and comes full circle when ladybug comes back to warn bear. Song: Time for Hibernation Another surprisingly bad idea. There is no refrain to the song, so no one knew what to sing, and the flannel board wasn't big enough to accommodate everything. Book: Bear Dreams by Elisha Cooper (2006) Bear is determined to run and play and never rest, but instinct takes over and soon he is sound asleep anyway! Rhyme: Two Little Black Bears Song: Where is Bear? Book: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (2008) I decided to read a fourth book instead of trying to do any more clunky or otherwise ridiculous songs. It made a nice ending, because it looks forward to spring when hibernating animals will wake up once again. Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This One more Monday story time ever! Then it switches to Thursday, and the themes are much broader and more interesting. Can't wait!
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It was a rainy morning - the perfect weather to curl up with a good book and a furry friend at storytime. This morning's storytime was all about teddy bears. OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds If You’re Happy And You Know It BOOK 1: Old Bear…
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As the sun rises slowly over the farmlands, subtle signs of spring begin to emerge. From thin streams of melted snow-water snaking down the windowpanes, to newborn lambs nestled in a mound of sun-warmed hay, to red-budded maple trees swollen with rising sap, the beauty of a world awakening from winter is revealed in stirring detail. great for imbolic
Spring arrives very gradually on a farm.
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lyrical exploration of the arrival of spring on a farm. Highly descriptive language highlights the small, subtle signs that spring is nearing. Unlike many season books, there is insight into the human experience and preparations for the awakening of the earth. Painterly, impasto illustrations reveal the rural world alluded to in the text.
14 Children’s Books to Welcome Spring | Naturally Educational
Book, Spring Thaw by Steven Schnur
14 Children’s Books to Welcome Spring
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Describes spring, with its animals, green smells, and renewed outside activities. When read vertically, the first letters of the lines of text spell related words arranged alphabetically, from "April" to "zenith."
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Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic: Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic ($30) by Steven Schnur and Leslie Evans captures the details of Spring, from April to Zenith, in 26 short poems.
Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur http://www.amazon.com/dp/0395822696/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_C0Nmvb0B6S6RD
Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur. $29.93. Publication: March 22, 1999. 32 pages. Publisher: Clarion Books (March 22, 1999). Author: Steven Schnur
Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur. $29.93. Author: Steven Schnur. Publication: March 22, 1999. Publisher: Clarion Books (March 22, 1999). 32 pages
Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur. $29.93. Publisher: Clarion Books (March 22, 1999). 32 pages. Author: Steven Schnur. Publication: March 22, 1999
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Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic [Steven Schnur, Leslie Evans] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this companion book to Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic, the pleasures of spring, from April to Zenith
11 Children’s Books About Spring
After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
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APRIL 18-22- "PLANTING A SEED": Celebrate the joy of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables in your garden. Join us for Story Time and discover that planting seeds is an exciting adventure that is good for the Earth, too! This fun story time program helps develop the pre-reading skills children need to be ready to read.
"My Garden" By: Kevin Henkes; Picture Book - Henkes http://find.minlib.net/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2752087
Fun, whimsical book where a young girl grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. Great book to use for imagination, conversation building, writing prompts, expressive and descriptive language - - click on pin for more! - Like our instagram posts? Please follow us there at instagram.com/pediastaff
My Garden By Kevin Henkes A young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits and tomatoes the size of beach balls. Greenwillow, 2010. ISBN: 9780061715174
My Garden By Kevin Henkes A young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
Fun, whimsical book where a young girl grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. Great book to use for imagination, conversation building, writing prompts, expressive and descriptive language
My Garden by Kevin Henkes: The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?...
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Poetic text describes seven different types of flowering trees.