As the weather becomes warmer and the days become longer, children will be anxious to get outside and play. However, as the season turns, there will still be cool and rainy days that aren't ideal for outdoor play. On those days, stay inside with a few seasonal stories to keep you occupied. Kids will enjoy these books about the promise of spring's arrival.
- "It's Spring!" by Samantha Berger and Pamela Chanko: Spring is has arrived, and all the animals need to hear the message. One animal tells the good news to the next, until everyone knows.
- "Spring Green" by Valrie M. Selkowe: All of the animals are going to a party, and they each need to take an item for the green contest. Most of the friends pick their green items easily, but Danny just can't decide what to take.
- "When Will It Be Spring?" by Catherine Walters: All winter long, Alfie should be hibernating, but he's just sure that spring has arrived. When the highly-anticipated season finally shows up, Alfie promptly falls asleep in a field of fresh flowers.
- "Spring Changes" by Ellen B. Senisi: This book uses photographs and text to teach children about the changes that spring brings. Plant life, baby animals and religious holidays are some of the topics covered in this short, informative book.
Find these and other seasonal books at your local library. The main branch of the Peoria Public Library is located at 107 Northeast Monroe, Peoria, Ill. These stories are a sweet way to help your family celebrate the arrival of spring.