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WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES: POEMS FOR ALL SEASONS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fogliano
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Morstad
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Simple joys of the natural world are captured in delicate illustrations and childlike poems that find inspiration in clouds, sunshine and sweater weather from spring through the seasons and back to spring again. 

WATER IS WATER: A BOOK ABOUT THE WATER CYCLE

Kids and cat at pond
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paul
Author's First Name: 
Miranda
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jason
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Chin
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 Luminous paintings show a biracial family and kids of all sorts enjoying the forms water takes throughout the year, while a well-crafted rhyming text highlights facts about states of water and the water cycle.

FIREFLY JULY: A YEAR OF VERY SHORT POEMS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Janeczko
Author's First Name: 
Paul B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014
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Sweet’s stunning, vibrantly-colored illustrations stylistically shift to complement and enliven each of these short poems representing the seasons.

WINTER IS COMING

Winter is Coming
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnston
Author's First Name: 
Tony
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jim
Illustrator's Last Name: 
LaMarche
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2014

A young girl watches with respect and wonder as the days change from golden autumn to gray winter and the forest and woodland animals around her prepare for the change of season.

AND THEN IT'S SPRING

And Then It's Spring
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fogliano
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin E.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Neal Porter
Publication Date: 
2012

Gentle poetic prose complements woodblock and pencil illustrations that show just how long three weeks can be for a young gardener and his companions—dog, rabbit, and turtle—waiting for green seeds to sprout out of a brown world.

HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hills
Author's First Name: 
Tad
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Month: 
July
Publication Date: 
2010

Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.

CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jon J.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Muth
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2010

Dog and Frog meet in the golden-green days of spring and embark on an unlikely friendship. Spare, poignant text and lush, seasonal watercolors take the reader from the joyful exuberance of summer to the bleakest days of winter and then back to “spring again.”

OLD BEAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Henkes
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2008

Delicate ink and watercolor illustrations capture the colors of the changing seasons as an old bear dreams away the winter months in this gentle story about nature, hibernation, and the passage of time.

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