Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies (Author), Mark Hearld (Illustrator) 58 inspiring, free verse poems, composed by a zoologist, arranged by season, and celebrating the wonders of nature. Not to mention, absolutely fantastic mixed media illustrations reminiscent of the sort you'd encounter in a vintage kids book from the 60's, only better. House Held Up By Trees by Ted Klooser (Author), Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Ted Klooser, with Jon Klassen (of I Want My Hat Back fame) providing the art, a bittersweet tale about trees taking over a once well-manicured lawn and eventually lifting an abandoned house off its foundation. Gem by Holly Hobbie A nearly wordless story of a garden toad, full of detailed ink and watercolor paintings, and the lesson that "Toads are not pets. They want to be free, like everything does." Unbeelievables by Douglas Florian A nice mix of punny poetry, mixed media paintings, and science, covering everything from the anatomy of honeybees to the role of drones and workers, and even a poem on colony collapse disorder. And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator) A really terrific book about the dramatic transformation from winter to spring, from brown to green, and the long wait one must endure in anticipation for a garden to sprout.