Spring is almost here...really...it will rise above the snow packs. And to prepare yourself, why not spring into these novels of the upcoming new (and, word on the streets, is "very welcome to show itself") season?
Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray
Traditionally, spring brings enough drops of rain to fill up those rubber boots. Though, if your anything like this little boy, boots are for playing in, and not to leave lying around after you have exhausted all of your inside activities. Rain is for enjoying, so grab your boots and go!
Great for ages 0-5
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
In the spring, flowers awake from their wintry graves, trees burst with blossoms of color, and chilly gardens are tended to. In this secret garden though, more comes to life then plants. Two children, who have a very sour disposition when they are introduced, learn the beauty that nature holds. The true treasure of this book is watching them grow joyfully and become productive as the world awakens from the cold slumber.
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Whether you already have a well-loved copy or need to buy a new one, take advantage of spring to enjoy the city. Grab your copy of Make Way for Ducklings, T over to the Boston Public Gardens, enjoy the ducks, and read the story that this park is most famous for.
In Boston, this book is ageless