In spring, a child's fancy turns to thoughts of water, because water, plus sun, is what looming, glorious summer is all about. Four new picture books celebrate the wet and the wild.
In bright, accessible styles, "Chew on This" and "Fast Food" take the case against junk food to the youngest consumers.
Kids who have stayed on top of the Harry Potter story line through six increasingly convoluted books won't even break a sweat over "The Wright 3."
True tales of courage and adventure -- from slavery to Sarajevo to baseball heroes -- inspire young readers.
So many things rhyme with spring: ring, sing, wing, bling -- even the youngest of readers will catch the notion in this season's richly rhythmic offerings.
A dangerous book, a doomed teen magician and monsters at midnight are just some of the other-worldly offerings this season.
Adolescents will find plenty to ponder here while learning about the horrors of the Middle Passage and slavery.