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Anticipating Spring

After too many gloomy, dark days (and months!) in a row, it's natural to feel a bit stir-crazy. Finding fun books about outdoor activities and warmer days to come is one way to cope. So consider checking these out to pass the time until the sunshine returns.

Water, Weed, and Wait

Water, Weed, and Wait

Miss Marigold, the garden lady, visits Pepper Lane Elementary to help them transform a weedy, rocky patch of ground into a garden.

Garbage Helps our Garden Grow: A Compost Story

Garbage Helps our Garden Grow: A Compost Story

Photographs and text helps young readers understand the importance of compost for their garden.

Spring Surprises

Spring Surprises

A rhyming tribute to the wonders brought by spring.

Not your Typical Book about the Environment

Not your Typical Book about the Environment

Written to allay children's fears about the environment, this book shows how smart technologies, innovative ideas, and a growing commitment to alternative lifestyles are exploding around the world, creating a future that will be brighter than we sometimes might think.

Max Goes to the Playground

Max Goes to the Playground

While at the playground, Max and his friend Jose swing, climb, and slide all day long.

Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors

Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors

Rick the raccoon and Rack the deer spend a day fishing, tracking wild animals, and canoeing on a lake. Presented in comic book format.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

While other animals migrate, hibernate, or stay busy all winter, a little white rabbit watches.

What in the Wild?: Mysteries of Nature Concealed-- and Revealed

What in the Wild?: Mysteries of Nature Concealed-- and Revealed

Uncover ten mysteries of the natural world in these riddles paired with mystifying images that offer clues. Guess what creature made that pile of twigs, mass of leaves, frothy spittle, etc. And why? Answers are found by opening a generous gatefold and revealing full-color photographs.

What Happened on Fox Street

What Happened on Fox Street

Fox Street means everything to Mo Wren, who is nearly eleven, and so she is very upset when a land developer offers to buy her father's house, especially since she has not yet found the fox she is sure lives in the nearby ravine.

You are the Earth: Know Your World So You Can Make It Better

You are the Earth: Know Your World So You Can Make It Better

This collection of facts and fables, explains how everything on Earth is connected.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Increasing numbers of rabbits plant, tend, harvest, and eat carrots from their garden.

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Two mice have fun playing on a teeter-totter, but as more and larger friends join them, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay balanced.