Tulips and hyacinth in full bloom Peonies starting to bud. . .! But despite the calendar, it doesn’t feel like spring yet in our neck of the woods, tho’ there are definite signs. Whether you are reading indoors or out, donning sweaters (or shedding them), or perhaps just smelling spring in the air, there is nothing more satisfying than escaping into the pleasures and inspiration of a good book. We are at the ready with lots of books to recommend. In the weeks ahead, we look at some terrific new chapter books for early readers, hot off the presses retellings of favorite fairy tales, great new non-fiction, and updates on books for children and adolescents by some of our favorite authors and illustrators. Some surprises are in store; more fantastic new books are hitting the shelves every day–there is an especially rich crop of next installments of popular series for tweens and teens. We promise to keep you informed! Hope you’ll also share your finds with us, too. Happy Reading!