Embracing Spring

Thankfully going outside for walks, runs, or bike rides — at a safe distance from one another — is still allowed in these strange pandemic times. On my daily walks the past few weeks, I've been appreciating (and garnering hope from) the fact that signs of springtime are popping up everywhere in nature.

Here are four recent books for primary readers celebrating the changing seasons:

Penny and Her Sled (Greenwillow) by Kevin Henkes; illus. by the author

Do I Have to Wear a Coat?: A Journey Through the Seasons (Paulsen/Penguin) by Rachel Isadora; illus. by the author

Almost Time (Clarion) by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney; illus. by G. Brian Karas

Home in the Woods (Paulsen/Penguin) by Eliza Wheeler; illus. by the author

For additional titles, check out our Embracing Spring booklist on the Guide/Reviews Database homepage.

Cynthia K. Ritter
Cynthia K. Ritter

Cynthia K. Ritter is managing editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She earned a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons University.

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