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Books from the Social Sciences, Health and Education Library for children. "Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden." -Unknown
The Boy Who Lost His Bumble by
Call Number: SE. Es122b / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
The boy in this debut picture book is fascinated by the bees in his garden, and is puzzled and saddened when they disappear one rainy day. What can have caused them to leave, and is there anything he can do to get his bumble back? Nothing he tries is successful, but things start to look a little brighter with the arrival of Spring. A gentle, quirky introduction to the cycles of nature, with an important and highly topical message about the value of bees to our world.
Busy in the Garden by
Call Number: S.811 Sh193b / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
Amazing Snakes! is the fifth title in an award-winning series of I Can Read Books that features photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), one of the world's most esteemed wildlife conservation organizations. The exceptional writing and design of the I Can Read Books-paired with WCS's global research and conservation efforts, educational programs, and stunning color photographs-make this a standout series for children, caregivers, and teachers!
Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth by
Call Number: 372.357 Se48e / ACES
Publication Date: 2012-07-17
More than 100 classroom activities to help children learn about and care for the earth Educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic--from waste reduction and recycling to air quality, weather and climate change, and energy reduction--and provides information to help you present these topics to children in developmentally appropriate ways. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth will help you excite children, engage families, and encourage your community to be green. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth is a 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom winner!
Explore Spring! by
Call Number: 508.2 NOMAD2007 / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2007-07-01
From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth,Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate "the reason for the season” and include identifying trees and measuring their growth, recording soil temperature, and observing the forest floor. Bird migration and nest building are covered, and the movement of air and water is studied with experiments in capillary action andin such activities as "Making Parachutes,” Making Kites,” and "Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles.”
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by
Call Number: SE. R19fs / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2009-02-10
Fletcher loves everything about spring: listening to the birds sing, smelling just-opened flowers, and playing chase with butterflies. But then Fletcher sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow. Oh, no! But it turns out that spring has another surprise in store for Fletcher—a warm and wondrous one. Jump into spring with Fletcher nd friends!
Hooray for Spring! by
Call Number: SE. Iw1hs:E / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
What child doesnt love the first signs of spring? Its spring, and the world is full of new leaves, and cherry blossoms, and hungry baby birds. Mick, Mack, and Molly can see that caterpillars like to eat leaves, and bees like to suck nectar from the blossoms, but what can they feed a hungry young chick?
Listen to the Rain by
Call Number: SE. M3632l / SSHEL
Publication Date: 1988-11-15
Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault evoke the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences-- of rain. Listen to the rain, the whisper of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the first wet whisper of the rain. Their marvelous ear for the melodies and rhythm of language, combined with James Endicott's spare, almost abstract paintings, have created a lyrical book with a haunting power-- perfect for reading aloud on a rainy day. An NCTE Notable Trade Book for the Language Arts.
A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox by
Call Number: S.394.26 P475n / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2008-01-24
The spring equinox signals the time of year when the days are getting longer, the growing season has begun, and animals give birth to their young. With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this book explains the science behind spring and shows how the annual arebirtha of Earth has been celebrated by various cultures throughout the ages and the world. Teachers will appreciate the simple science, the multicultural history, and the hands-on activities in this book. Parents and librarians will enjoy sharing it with children at Easter and Passover time.
Quiet Bunny's Many Colors by
Call Number: SE. M1392qm / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
The brilliantly colorful follow-up to Lisa McCue's best-selling Quiet Bunny! Quiet Bunny loves the bright colors of spring: the yellow ducks, green frogs, and blue jays--everything but his own mousy brown fur. It takes the help of a wise old owl for Bunny to realize that it's the rainbow of colors--including his own--that makes the world so beautiful.
Call Number: S.508.2 P229s / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2005-01-12
Learn all about what happens in spring as readers travel through the year to explore human activities particular to spring. Learn about nature's seasons and the passage of time with the utmost clarity. For example, readers encounter basic concepts, such as what to wear for certain weather. Days In provides an ideal opportunity to discuss a wide range of activities that a child may do in each season, as well as related celebrations and festivals.
The Thing About Spring by
Call Number: SE. K634th / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the changing seasons, but will Rabbit listen? Daniel Kirk has written a lively and humorous tale with the gentle message that change can be fun.
The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book by
Call Number: S.513.2 R72t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
The frost is melting and it's time for spring! That means field trips, planting school gardens, 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.