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Seasons

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WINTER

Clifford's First Snow Day
Norman Bridwell
Clifford as a puppy enjoys sledding and skating with the children on the first day of winter.
On A Wintery Morning
Dori Chaconas
A father takes his infant daughter on a sleigh ride on a wintry morning.
Snow Is My Favorite and My Best
Lauren Child
When the weather man predicts snow Lola just can't wait.
The Biggest, Best Snowman
Margery Cuyler
Nell is told by her big sisters and her mother that she is too small to help out, but everyone, including Nell, feels differently after her forest friends give her the confidence to build a big snowman.
In the Snow
Sharon Phillips Denslow
Forest animals come out after a fresh snow to eat the seeds that a thoughtful child has scattered on the ground.
Snowballs
Lois Ehlert
Some children create a family out of snow. Includes labeled pictures of all of the items they use as well as information on how snow is formed.
Time to Sleep
Denise Flemings
When Bear notices that winter is nearly here he hurries to tell Snail, after which each animal tells another until finally the already asleep Bear is awakened in his den with the news.
First Snow
Bernardette Ford
A family of rabbits goes into the meadow at night to explore and play in the season's first snow.
It's Winter
Linda Glaser
A child observes the coming of winter and its effects on the animals and plants. Incudes suggestion for wintertime activities.
Oh!
Kevin Henkes
The morning after a snowfall finds animals and children playing.
Winter White
Christianne C. Jones.
Children enjoy playing in a white wonderland.
The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Under My Hood I Have A Hat
Karla Kuskin
A child describes the many layers of clothing needed to stay warm in the winter.
Froggy Gets Dressed
Jonathan London
Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.
Moon Glowing
Elizabeth Partiridge
A squirrel, a bat, a beaver and a bear prepare for winter.
Snow Day
Lynn Plourde
A child enjoys all kinds of activities inside and out on a snowy day.
First Day of Winter
Consiel Powell
Go outside and see what winter means to the earth and its animals.
Snowy, Blowy Winter
Bob Raczka
Illustrations and simple rhyming text portray winter activities from snowman-building, sledding and sitting by a fire to feeding birds.
Grandmother Winter
Phyllis Root
When Grandmother Winter shakes out her feather quilt, birds, bats, bears and other creatures prepare themselves for the cold.
Snow
Cynthia Rylant
Celebrates the beauty of snowfall and its happy effects on children.
When Winter Comes
Nancy Van Laan
Rhyming text asks what happens to different animals and plants when winter comes and the cold wind blows.

SPRING

Rabbit's Good News
Ruth Lercher Bornstein
Rabbit leaves her warm dark burrow and discovers that spring has come.
Katy Duck Is A Caterpillar
Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Katie Duck is disappointed when she is cast as a caterpillar in the Spring dance recital.
It's Spring!
Linda Glaser 
A child observes the arrival of spring and its effects on plants and animals. Includes suggestions for nature study project.
Skunk's Spring Surprise
Leslea Newman 
After waking from her winter nap, Skunk worries that her friends has forgotten her but it turns out they have planned a spring surprise.
How Robin Saved Spring
Debbie Ouelett
When Lady Winter casts a sleeping spell on Sister Spring, Robin and the other forest animals try one by one to sneak past Lady Winter and awaken her sister, so that spring will finally arrive.
Spring's Sprung
Lynn Plourde
Mother Nature rouses her squabbling daughters, March, April and May, so they can awaken the world and welcome spring.
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
Julia Rawlinson
When Fletcher the fox finds the ground covered in white, he rushes to warn the other animals that spring snow has fallen, but when they follow him back to the meadow they find something much more fun.
My Spring Robin
Anne Rockwell
Before finding the robin she is searching for, a child discovers interesting fauna and flora in her backyard.
Spring Song
Barbara Seuling
When new leaves sprout, buds appear, cocoons burst open and other signs announce the coming of spring, various animals from bears to bullfrogs respond to the warmth of the season.
Mouse's First Spring
Lauren Thompson
A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.
Mother Earth and Her Children
Sibylle von Olfers
Mother Earth's children, who have been sleeping all winter awake and experience the new life, the color and the joys of spring.
When the Root Children Wake Up
Audrey Wood
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.

 SUMMER

Clifford Keeps Cool
Norman Bridwell
During a long hot summer, Clifford tries many things to keep cool.
The Summer Playground
Carl Emerson
In the summer, Emma and Owen visit Old Oak at the park. The park gets a new playground but will the heat keep them from enjoying it?
One Magical Day
Claire Freedman
From dawn's first light to the full moon's gleam, the animals enjoy a wonderful summer day.
Summer Is Summer
Phillis and David Gershator
Presents a celebration of summer from a child's perspective.
It's Summer
Linda Glaser
A child observes the coming of summer and its effects on the weather, animals and plants. Includes suggestions for summertime activities to enjoy alone or with a parent.
Come On, Rain!
Karen Hesse
A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.
Hot City
Barbara Joosse
Mimi and her little brother Joe escape from home and the city's summer heat to read and dream about princesses and dinosaurs in the cool, quiet library.
Peter Spit a Seed at Sue
Jackie French Kroller
One hot summer day, four bored children start a watermelon seed-spitting battle that soon spreads throughout their town.
A Summery Saturday Morning
Margaret Mahy
Nothing seems to go as planned on their Saturday morning, but the children enjoy themselves.
Summertime Waltz
Nina Payne
Illustrations and rhythmic text describe the delights of a summer evening.
Think Cool Thoughts
Elizabeth Perry
On the hottest night of the hottest part of a very hot summer, Angel, her aunt and mother drag their mattress to the rooftop to sleep and hope for cooler weather.
Summertime in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder
A little girl and her pioneer family spend a summer in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
Before the Storm
Jane Yolen
A picture book that captures the still, languid moments before a summer storm.
AUTUMN 
Clifford's First Autumn
Norman Bridwell
When Clifford was a puppy, he enjoyed playing in leaves and participating in a game of football.
Leaf Man
Lois Ehlert
A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him.
The Autumn Leaf
Carl Emerson
Emma and Owen visit Old Oak at the park. It is autumn and the leaves are falling from the trees. Only one leaf is left. Will it fall too?
Autumnblings: Poems and Paintings
Douglas Florian
A collection of poems that portray the essence of the season between summer and winter.
It's Fall!
Linda Glaser
A child experiences the colors and texture of fa.. Includes nature activities to do during that season.
The Best Fall of All
Laura Godwin
Happy the dog and Honey the cat enjoy playing outside on a fall day.

 

Fall Leaves Fall!
Zoe Hall
When fall comes, two brothers enjoy catching the falling leaves, stomping on them, kicking them, jumping in piles of them and using them to make pictures. Includes a description of how leaves change through the year.
Possum's Harvest Moon
Anne Hunter
Possum awakes one autumn evening and decides to invite his animal friends to a party to celebrate the beautiful harvest moon one last time before the long winter.
We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season
Wendy Pfeffer
A Celebration of the autumnal season.
Who Loves the Fall?
Bob Raczka
Rhyming text and illustrations portray the sights and sounds of autumn, from "rakers, leapers and corn crop reapers" to "trickers, treaters and turkey eaters."
Fall
Nuria Roca
Discusses the various facets of the fall season, including activities and celebrations, through simple questions and answers.
I Know It's Autumn
Eileen Spinelli
A rhyming celebration of the sights, smells and sounds of autumn, such as pumpkin muffins, turkey stickers on spelling papers and piles of raked leaves.
Mouse's First Fall
Lauren Thompson
Mouse and Minka experience the delights of nature on a windy autumn day.
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