Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It STOP!
Much of the northern United States is getting pretty sick of winter. In the Minneapolis area, where I live, this month has been not only the snowiest February on record, but the sixth snowiest month ever. We’ve had “feel-like” temps of fifty below, roads in most of the southern part of the state were closed by snow drifts, the wind blew semis off the road, and I even paid someone to plow my driveway—twice!
To be honest, I am one of those crazy people who likes winter. No, I don’t ski or ice skate or snowmobile or go ice fishing. I don’t even make snowmen. But I do like a clean coating of snow in my yard and the white covering of snow on tree branches against a clear blue sky. And, from the inside of a toasty warm house, the sight of falling snowflakes is mesmerizing.
But after this past month (and we’re supposed to get snow again tomorrow), even I am thinking about green grass and buds on the trees. And not needing to wear protective clothing just to get the mail at the end of the driveway. So here is a taste of what’s to come: SPRING!
Get Outside in Spring (Get Outside) by Sue Gagliardi. 9781641853323. Focus Readers. 2019. Gr 3-5.
Good-bye, Winter! Hello, Spring! By Kazuo Iwamura. 9780735843455. Northsouth Books. 2019. Gr PK-2.
Hello Spring (Hello Seasons!) by Shelley Rotner. 9780823437528. Holiday House. 2017. Gr PK-2.
I Wish It Would Snow! by Sarah Dillard. 9781534406766. Aladdin. 2018. Gr PK-2.
Poems about Spring (Poet’s Journal) by Joanne Randolph. 9781508197058. Windmill Books. Gr 2-5.
Season of Flowers (Tilbury House Nature Book) by Michael Garland. 9780884486237. WW Norton. 2018. Gr 1-4.
Snowman – Cold = Puddle : Spring Equations by Laura Purdie Salas (ill. by Micha Archer). 9781580897983. Charlesbridge. 2019. Gr PK-3.
Spectacular Spring by Bruce Goldstone. 9781250120144. Henry Holt & Co. 2018. Gr PK-2.
Spring (Seasons of the Year) by Rebecca Pettiford. 9781626177611. Bellwether Media. 2018. Gr K-3.
What We Do in Spring (Seasons Can Be Fun) by Joann Early Macken. 9781634403061. Red Chair Press. 2019. Gr PK-3.
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