Tag Archives: seasons

Drawn From Nature

This picture book about the seasons is unique in many ways. First, Helen Ahpornsiri focuses on the animals and their varying activities throughout spring, summer, winter and fall. Little known facts make it an interesting read. Second, Ahpornsiri’s illustrations are detailed collages of … Continue reading


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A Bear’s Year

The gentle rhyming text of A Bear’s Year takes us from slumbering winter to newborn spring, summer foraging and autumn’s den. I love a book that takes us through all of the seasons in a year, and this one’s beautiful illustrations do … Continue reading

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Forest Has a Song

I’m ready for spring, and while I can’t move to a warmer climate or force my tulips to bloom outside, I can read this lovely book of poems about the forest. Today I heard a pinecone fall (from “Invitation”) are the … Continue reading

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Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

Michigan is in the midst of winter, but I want to read about spring and summer. Enter Firefly July, a picture book of poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Each poem is very short, some only three … Continue reading

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Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

Some places in North America are still getting snow even though it’s officially spring (and summer’s right around the corner, right?). Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by the fabulous Il Sung Na follows an arctic hare who changes from white to tan in … Continue reading

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Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

I suggest reading this book two times in a row. First, read through the larger text, allowing the cadence of the words to resonate. Then read again, finding all of the labelled spirals (classic funnel tornado, gardenia, hibernating bull snake) … Continue reading

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Seasons: A Book of Poems

The Fall Wind There is a strong fresh wind like an eagle flying by. It snatches someone’s kite and keeps it flying high.                -Charlotte Zolotow There are forty poems in Charlotte Zolotow’s book … Continue reading

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