March 31, 2014 - 21:29 — PatriciaDaniel

After a very long Winter, Spring seems to have finally arrived.  It's time to enjoy the myriad shades of green, plant seeds in a garden, or maybe even tell an April Fool's Day joke.

April Fool's Day is celebrated every year on April 1st, yet the origin of the day remains a mystery. Some historians believe it began in France during the 1500s when a decision was made to change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. No one knows for certain. You can find out more about April Fool's Day, as well as the way it is celebrated in other countries, by following this link

We also invite you to take a look at some of the wonderful seasonal titles we offer. They are sure to put a "spring" in your step!

coverApril Fool's Day Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone by Amelia LaRouche. This book is the one you're looking for if you enjoy a good laugh, a hearty guffaw, or just a small chuckle. You may be telling April Fool's jokes all month.

coverAnd Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano. After planting a seed, a young boy becomes anxious when nothing grows. Eventually, he realizes that all he needs is a little patience. This charming picture book takes the reader for a lovely stroll through a friendly garden.

coverGreen by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. The numerous shades of green are showcased in this delightful picture book. Using die-cuts and simple text, the author unveils the variety of the color green found in places near and far.