Spring Reading Recommendations From Schuler Books

As the weather starts to warm and the flowers start to bloom, the days of taking a good book to read on the porch become closer and closer. There is something so magical about the first days of spring, bringing hope and excitement.

To help us figure out what book to read next, Schuler Books provided their recommendations on their favorite spring reads.

When Sea Becomes Sky

Type: Intermediate reader

This book was astonishingly good and like nothing I have ever read (and I have read a lot!) Bex and Davey are characters that you will not forget. The empathy, wisdom, depth, and sincerity that permeates McDunn’s writing spoke so profoundly to me as she took her characters through life changing experiences.  This is a book I cannot recommend enough!

Bookseller: Christina

The Night Tent

Type: Picture book

I am a big fan of everything Landis Blair does and The Night Tent is no exception! Little ones will love following Watson’s path through the magical land under the covers as he gets drowsier and drowsier until he creeps back out and falls asleep, too tired to worry about what might be lurking in the closet or creeping under his bed. The illustrations are pure magic.

Bookseller: Alana

Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug

Type:   Picture book

The Grouchy Ladybug celebrates spring!  In this happy little story for very young children the Grouchy Ladybug shows us spring in all its vibrant glory. Filled with Eric Carle’s beautiful art the pages are filled with flowers, birds, and butterflies showing the beauty of Spring.

Bookseller: Linda

The Luminaries

Type: Young adult

I need more Winnie Wednesday! I loved this fantasy of a young girl who sets out to save her family’s honor and finds unexpected friends old and new along the way, as well as many monstrous “nightmares” she must use all her intelligence and instinct to slay. There’s a lot happening below the surface of Hemlock Falls yet to be revealed and I can’t wait to learn what it is!

Bookseller: Alana

Stars and Smoke

Type: Young adult

Such a fun, fast read.  A little thriller (think James Bond) and a little romance (classic enemies to lovers) mixed with exotic locations, Kpop fandom, imminent danger and glamour.  The characters are fun and likable … I would love to see more of them in subsequent books!

Bookseller: Christina

Our Friend Hedgehog

Type: Early chapter book

Caldecott Honor author, Lauren Castillo, has created a delightful new series for younger readers with, Our Friend Hedgehog. Alone on a river island, Hedgehog, has only her stuffed dog, Mutty, for company. When a storm blows Mutty away Hedgehog leaves the island to search for him. On her adventure she meets an array of woodland creatures, who become her friends. Reminiscent of Winnie-the-Pooh this series is wonderful for readers just moving on from picture books.

Bookseller: Meagen

You Are Here: Connecting Flights

Type: Intermediate readers

What a delight!!!  An opportunity to try new authors via short stories with CONNECTED characters.  A masterful collection of interwoven timelines and plot twists.  I can’t get over how much I enjoyed this and can’t wait to share with middle grade readers!

Bookseller:  Christina

Big Tree

Type: Juvenile fiction

Brian Selznick has done it again, merging text and images to distill a complex subject down to its essence while engendering wonder. I’ve long been fascinated by the “living fossils” in the plant and insect world. And here they are, the heroes of our biggest story – the story of life. I will treasure this book forever.

Bookseller: Alana