The clocks have reset, the days are getting longer, and spring is at our doorstep, bringing with it the promise of blooming flowers and baby animals. This month’s list of books celebrates every color under the rainbow, from the adventures of a blue chameleon to an underwater exploration to a springtime flower festival of colors in India.
Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the many shades of blue seen during the relationship of a boy and his dog as the boy grows from a boy to an adult.
PICTURE BOOK Seeger, Laura V.
When increasing numbers of sheep in a rainbow of colors appear in a man's bedroom as he tries to fall asleep, he must resort to more and more elaborate means of removing them.
SPANISH PICTURE BOOK Weeks, S.
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
PICTURE BOOK Crews, D.
Black Bird Yellow Sun
As a solitary black bird wings its way through the day, little ones are treated to a magnificent flight from one vibrant color to another.
PICTURE BOOK Light, S.
The chameleon is feeling blue because he's lonely, so he goes and visits a yellow banana, pink cockatoo, swirly snail, brown boot, and so on.
PICTURE BOOK Gravett, E.
Each believing that their hue is the best, the three primary colors live in separate parts of the city until Yellow and Blue meet, fall in love, and decide to mix.
PICTURE BOOK Chung, A.
Ruby has red blocks and Benji has blue blocks. They both build with their blocks, until Benji takes one of Ruby's red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks crash to the floor.
PICTURE BOOK Dickson, I.
Festival of Colors
Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal
Siblings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press the petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors. Includes author's note.
PICTURE BOOK Sehgal, K.
Tractor Mac: Colors on the Farm
Tractor Mac teaches children about all the different colors that can be found on a farm.
BOARD BOOK Steers, B.
Crayola! The Secrets of the Cool Colors and Hot Hues
An introduction to the science behind the worldwide phenomenon known as Crayola Crayons as well as the concepts of color theory.
EASY READER 3 Williams, B.