My car is yellow, so it must officially be spring! We’ve got a great line up of spring timey books for y’all! 

Check out some of our favorite springtime books!


A Place for Turtles

Written by Melissa Stewart
Illustrated by Higgins Bond
Award-winning children’s science writer Melissa Stewart introduces young readers to the intriguing world of turtles and some of the ways human action or inaction can affect them.

About Birds: A Guide for Children

Written by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight.


Bring on the Birds

Written and Illustrated by Susan Stockdale
Bring on the Birds is back this spring with a new board book edition! Brightly colored illustrations and energetic rhyming text will introduce readers to distinctive birds and their unique qualities.


In the Garden
Written by Elizabeth Spurr
Illustrated by Manuelle Oliphant
This gently rhyming board book tells the story of a young boy creating a garden, one small action at a time. Along the way, readers learn words for simple objects related to the garden and nature.


My Mother Talks to Trees
Written by Doris Gove
Illustrated by Marilynn H. Mallory
On a walk home from school, Laura’s mom stops along the way to talk to the trees they pass. With each tree, Laura’s mom talks about the distintive features of each tree. By the end of their walk home, Laura has become infected by her mother’s contagious enthusiasm for nature and she begins to develop her own relationship to the natural world.


Planting the Wild Garden

Written by Kathryn O. Galbraith
Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
A farmer and her son plant vegetables in their garden, and the wind carries a few seeds away. Birds and animals carry seeds along with them on their travels. Sometimes the rain washes them away to a new and unexpected location. And sometimes something more extraordinary occurs, as in when the pods of the Scotch Broom plant open explosively in the summer heat, scattering seeds everywhere like popcorn.


Seed Magic

Written by Jane Buchanan
Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Rose and her brothers mock crazy old birdman, who sits in his wheelchair all day feeding seeds to the pigeons. The birdman says pigeons are beautiful, but Rose doesn’t think so. She dreams of gardens full of red and yellow and blue flowers, like the ones she sees in her library books. When Birdman gives Rose some seeds, her brothers don’t believe they are actually magic, but Rose does. Will these seeds create a garden as beautiful as the ones in Rose has seen in her books?


A Tree for Emmy

Written by Mary Ann Rodman
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Emmy loves trees. She loves oak trees with acorns. She loves pine trees with cones, and willow trees with swishy branches. But best of all, Emmy loves the mimosa tree that grows in her grandmother’s pasture. Emmy swings on its branches, plays with its fuzzy pink blossoms, and rattles its seedpods like maracas.