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Spring Books on The Point for a March Blizzard!

Happily yesterday we pre-recorded our show on books for the spring, so we didn’t have to head to the WCAI studios in Woods Hole this morning! Unhappily, we couldn’t take your phone calls, so if you have a favorite spring scene from a novel or a great gardening or birding book you might want to share with us, just email , and we’ll add your suggestion to our lists. If you missed Mindy, Melanie, and Jill discussing spring titles on The Point with Mindy Todd, remember it will be rebroadcast on 90.1 FM this evening at 7:00 PM or you can always listen online.

Jill’s Picks

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Robert Ingpen (spring quotation from beginning of Chapter 21 “Ben Weatherstaff”)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (oak tree/spring quotation on pages 422-423

E.E. Cummings poem “Spring is like a perhaps hand” from the Complete Poems 1904-1962 (page 197.)

Bird Watcher’s Bible: a complete treasury – science, know-how, beauty, lore edited by Jonathan Alderfer

Architectural Birdhouses: 15 famous building to make for your feathered friends by Thomas Stender

Birdhouses: from castles to cottages – 20 simple homes and feeders to make in a weekend by Alison Jenkins

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast by Marie Iannotti

Knit-and-Crochet Garden: bring a little outside in: 36 projects inspired by flowers, butterflies, birds, and bees by Arne & Carlos

Express Housekeeping: how to speed clean lighten the laundry load cleaning tricks & tips by Anna Shepard

Dirt: the quirks, habits, and passions of keeping house edited by Mindy Lewis (includes essay by Ann Hood)

The Complete Guide to Treehouses: design & build your kids a treehouse by Philip Schmidt

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

And Then It’s Spring written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead


Square Foot Gardening with Kids by Mel Bartholomew

Growing a Feast: the chronicle of a farm-to-table meal by Kurt Timmermeister

The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting by Josie Jeffery

Taming Wildflowers by Miriam Goldberger

Fresh from the Farm: a year of recipes and stories by Susie Middleton

1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know by Sharon “Birdchick” Stiteler

The Thing with Feathers by Noah Strycker

Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer & Build by Peter Goodfellow

The Sugar Season: a year in the life of maple syrup, and one family’s quest for the sweetest harvest by Douglas Whynott

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: how I learned the unexpected joy of a green thumb and an open heart by Carol Wall

Aviary Wonders Inc. by Kate Samworth

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