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Apr 25

Spring, Spring, Spring!

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 2:21 PM by Craig Jacobson

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spring-640958_960_720.jpgSpring is here and with it comes warm weather…. and rain!  But let’s not focus on the rain.  Let us instead celebrate the warm weather, children playing outside, the return of baseball, planting your garden and basking in the sun. 

If you are looking to celebrate spring or to talk to your little ones about the seasons, here are some great picture books to read aloud.
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
Olaf Welcomes Spring by Disney
Time for Spring by Crockett Johnson
The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk
And then it’s spring by Julie Fogliano
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
Spring is Here! by Will Hillenbrand

If you are looking for some activities to keep the children entertained outside, check out some of these books!
ZoomFun Outside (J 796 Z76o)
Get Outside Guide ( J 796.083 H758g)
Kids Camp! (J 796.54 C197k)
Sidewalk Chalk (J 796.083 M175s)

Baseball season has started up again, which means there will be many t-ball games, little league games, high school games, as well as the Milwaukee Brewers games being played over the course of the spring and summer.  If you like reading about the Brewers just as much as watching them, here are some titles you can find at the library!
If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers: Stories from the Milwaukee Brewers dugout, locker room, and press box by Bill Schroeder
The Story of the Milwaukee Brewers by Sara Gilbert
100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die by Tom Haudricout
Milwaukee Brewers Facts & Trivia by Jeff Everson

Now is the perfect time to start planning your garden, with the weather warming up and the mosquitos not too bad yet!  If you are looking for any gardening ideas or want to get your children involved, here are some titles to help!
Container Theme Gardens by Nancy Ondra
Cultivating Chaos by Jonas Reif
Straw Bale Gardens Complete by Joel Karsten
The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book by Kari Cornell
How to Create a New Vegetable Garden by Charles Douding
Growing the Midwest Garden by Ed Lyon
Gardening Lab for Kids by Renata Brown