As of last week, it's officially spring! Although the weather in New York is playing mind games with us, I am ready to switch out my wardrobe, and my books.
So, for this week’s throwback, I went to the Scholastic Archives to look for the things that remind me of this season: flowers, greenery, and what I miss most about being a student—Spring Break! Check out the books and posters I found, especially the titles with amazing 80s and 90s-style covers:
Map of the State Flowers, Scholastic Book Services, 1975
Spring Love by Jennifer Sarasin, 1983
Becca’s senior year is hardly what she expected. Her mother has left home, and Becca is stuck in New York with her overprotective, critical father. She feels abandoned and alone—until she meets Mark.
The Exploring Series from Scholastic: Spring, 1986
Cheerleaders: Spring Fever by Diane Hoh, 1987
The cheerleaders win a trip to Mardi Gras, to stay with Tara’s rich great-aunt in her mansion in the posh Garden District of New Orleans.
How Do You Know It’s Spring? by Allan Fowler, 1991
When leaves begin to grow on the trees..when the grass turns green again…
When the first flowers bloom in your garden or in the park, then you know it’s springtime!
My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell, 1993
Spring is here again. Will my robin come back to me?
Wake Me in Spring by James Preller, illustrated by Jeffrey Scherer, 1994
Mouse’s best friend, Bear, is getting ready to sleep all winter.
“I’ll see you in spring,” Bear says to Mouse.
Spring Fever! by Peter Lerangis, 1995
It’s spring and the geeks are in bloom! As soon as the dorky Gheik kids set foot on school grounds, they were objects of everyone’s ridicule. But that was before they offered to grant wishes to their classmates at Hopnoodle Junior High.
Greetings from…Spring Break by Peter Lerangis, 1996
When it comes to being weird, Adam’s family takes the cake. The thought of spending Spring Break with them makes school sound like a vacation!
Clifford’s Spring Clean Up/ Clifford y la limpieza de primavera by Norman Bridwell, 1997
Happy spring! I’m Emily Elizabeth.
At our house, it’s time for spring cleaning again.
Last year, the whole family worked hard—even my big red dog, Clifford.
The Baby-sitters Club #129: Kristy at Bat by Ann M. Martin, 1999
Kristy’s on deck for the most exciting spring break ever: a father-daughter week at Bill Bain’s Dream Camp, a baseball program run by famous major leaguers.
Special thanks to Gina Asprocolas and Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey for their help with this series!