1. The Village Garage, by G. Brian Karas
This a recent favorite. The plot cleverly discusses changes to the physical landscape while teaching children about the roles of the workers of the town garage.
2. A Child's Calendar, by John Updike with illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman
We featured this book in 10 Children's books about nature.
3. Las Estaciones, by Iela Mari
This title was also featured in 10 Children's books about nature.
4. And Then It's Spring, by Julie Fogliano
Beautifully illustrated by Erin E. Stead, Julie Fogliano tells us about a boy eager to see the fruit of his labor.
5. Mama, Is It Summer Yet?, by Nikki McClure
We have not read this book, yet. Have you? We saw it recommended here.
Extra: Mouse's First Summer, by Lauren Thompson. We have not read this one either but have happily read several of the author's other books (Wee Little Chick, Little Quack, and Little Quack's Hide and Seek).
All book images via Amazon.com except The Village Garage and Las Estaciones.