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Spring
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Hooray for Spring! by:Kazuo Iwamura.
Summary: The three squirrel children, Mick, Mack and Molly are puzzled about what to feed the hungry baby birds.

Notes: "First published in Japan in 1988 by Shiko-Sha Co., Ltd., Tokyo under the title: Mori No Akachan."

Five Little Ducks by:Ivan Bates.
One by one, five little ducks wander away from their mother until her lonely quack brings them all waddling back.
Wake Up, It's Spring! by:Lisa Campbell Ernst
The sun announces to the earth that spring has arrived, the earth wakes the earthworm who then starts an awakening process all through the natural world ending with a family waking to join in the celebration of spring. One day the earth gets a warm wake-up call from the sun -- it's Spring! Earth tells a little worm, and before long the happy gossip travels far and wide....Lisa Campbell Ernst celebrates the awakening of life that comes with Spring. Her playful words and pictures resonate with the cheeriness that rises with the season.
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by: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.
Skunk's Spring Surprise by:Leslẻa Newman
After waking from her winter nap, Skunk worries that her friends have forgotten her but it turns out they have planned a spring surprise.
Spring Song by: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
Wee Little Chick by:Lauren Thompson
When the other barnyard animals comment on how tiny the littlest chick is, the proud little one peeps louder, stands taller, and runs faster than any of them.
One Brown Bunny by:Marion Dane Bauer
One brown bunny went out one day to find a friend who'd like to play. Three black bears crunched their lunch. "I'm here," said Bunny. "May I munch?" But the bears all growled and left in a bunch. Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer and Ivan Bates create a perfect read-aloud picture book about the wonderful world of friendship. Hop along with one brown bunny as he tries to get two red birds, three black bears, four blue fish, and more to come out and play.

Tweedle - dee - dee by:Charlotte Voake.
Illustrations of a forest in spring and simple text provide a variation on the traditional folk song, "The green leaves grew around." Includes musical score.
Bear Wants More by:Karma Wilson
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
The Twelve Days of Springtime: a School Counting Book by:Deborah Lee Rose
The frost is melting and it's time for spring! That means field trips, planting seeds, and discovering new friends for this adventurous class as their teacher introduces them to the season one gift at a time. Two turtle ponds, four ladybugs, and a class full of curious kids equals a whole lot of fun! Young readers will love following the students' hilarious misadventures as these rambunctious kindergartners explore the delights of spring, including mud, frogs, and baby farm animals. The whimsical illustrations reveal new surprises on every page.
Songs
Bugs
Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

Big bugs, small bugs, big bugs, small bugs,
See them crawl on the wall?
Creepy, creepy, crawling, never, never falling.
Bug, bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs.

Ladybug Fly
Fly, fly, fly
Ladybugs fly
Fly over here
Fly over there
They fly up high and they fly down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They fly fast, and they fly slow.
Oh, ladybugs fly!
Funny Bunny
Here is a bunny (Raise two fingers.)
With ears so funny
And here is a hole in the ground. (Make hole with fingers of other hand.)
At the first sound she hears,
She pricks up her ears (Straighten fingers.)
And pops right into the ground. (Put fingers in hole.)

Craft
Fancy Coffee Filter Flowers
http://momscraftyspace.blogspot.com/2011/03/coffee-filter-flowers.html

Simple Coffee Filter Flowers
http://crafts.kaboose.com/coffee-filter-flowers-markers.html
Other
Ladybug Craft
http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/ladybugcrafts.html
Notes
There are more book listed here than you will need for a storytime. I always try to add a few extras so you can pick and choose the ones that are right for your group. Happy reading!