Celebrate All Things Spring With Books From Baker & Taylor Publishing Group

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From Crafts to Bird Watching to A California Road Trip, Books from Thunder Bay Press, Silver Dolphin Books, and Portable Press Offer Ideas And Inspiration For Welcoming Spring. Baker & Taylor Publishing Group is getting ready for Spring with new and favorite titles that offer fun information, craft ideas, and great gifts to celebrate the new season. From Spring break road trips to non-candy Easter basket treats, Thunder Bay Press, Silver Dolphin Books, and Portable Press offers multiple books to get us all ready for the warmer weather and longer days.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California!

From Spring break road trips to non-candy Easter basket treats, Thunder Bay Press, Silver Dolphin Books and Portable Press offers multiple books to get us all ready for the warmer weather and longer days.

Baker & Taylor Publishing Group is getting ready for Spring with new and favorite titles that offer fun information, craft ideas, and great gifts to celebrate the new season. From Spring break road trips to non-candy Easter basket treats, Thunder Bay Press, Silver Dolphin Books and Portable Press offers multiple books to get us all ready for the warmer weather and longer days.

Spring Break Road Trips:
If you are looking to escape to the beach, warm up in the desert, or shred the slopes, California has a climate just for you. The latest offering from The Bathroom Readers’ Institute, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into California, tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this great state. From the Redwood Forest down to the Mexican border, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into California (ISBN-13: 9781607104261) will educate you on the origins of Kinko’s in the college town of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara and how Northern California came to be one of the premiere wine making regions in the world. With a listing of roadside attractions and interesting facts on just about every part of the Golden State, this bathroom reader will help get you going on the road.

To many, Spring is synonymous with Spring Training. Baseball season is just around the corner and while the boys of summer are getting in shape, why not get ready for the season with Thunder Bay Press’ 500 Ballparks(ISBN-13: 9781607102939)? 500 Ballparks celebrates the uniqueness of our national pastime's parks, stadiums, and fields. There are places long gone like Ebbets Field, former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and newly-built marvels like Nationals Park in Washington, DC. From the major to the minor leagues, each park is identified, discussed, and accompanied by stunning photographs or specially commissioned artwork.

Getting Springy At Home:
If the idea of the perfect Spring break for you involves enjoying the sunshine from the comfort of your own garden, Thunder Bay Press’ The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens (ISBN-13: 9781607104049) can help you enjoy and understand the little animals that fly in and out of your life. Stating that even the “smallest urban yard can attract a wide variety of birds,” this book explains typical bird behaviors to help increase the enjoyment of watching and sharing your space with these animals. By watching and listening, this book can help you understand the birds nesting habits, songs, and even feeding preferences.

With over 1,000 colorful bright pictures, The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens will help you not only identify the kinds of birds you see, but also help you identify over 300 trees, shrubs, and other plants that attract these birds to your yard.

Even if it’s still a little too cold to play outside, a great Springtime craft can help get you in the mood. Crafter extraordinaire Kelly Doust will help to inspire you with her detailed instruction for her “Spring is Here Shopping Bag” from her book, Crafts for Every Season (ISBN-13: 9781607103011). Perfect for toting to your local farmers market, this environmentally friendly bag is the perfect accessory for Spring shopping trips.

Keeping the kids entertained over Spring Break
Let’s face it, it’s been awhile since Winter break and the kids all have a good case of Spring fever. Whether you’re traveling to meet the sun or staying home, Spring break is a great time to get the kids outside and exploring.

For children ages 6 and Up, Silver Dolphin Book’s Creativity Fun: Garden book is the perfect activity book to keep them busy over the break from school. Creativity Fun: Garden is one of the first title in Silver Dolphin’s new series of full color activity books. In addition to 72 pages of activities, this book also features over 16 pages of paper cutouts and over 200 reusable stickers. Creativity Fun: Garden is an alluring collection of Spring-themed crafting, doodling, drawing and coloring projects to help kids tap into their creativity while enhancing their creative skills.

For the younger set, teach them about adorable baby animals with the Book and Stacking box series, entitled Fluffy Friends ISBN-13: 9781607102601). With illustrations from renowned artist Maurice Pledger, this collection of blocks and a book would make the perfect addition to any Easter basket or Spring-related activity.

Beautifully drawn images of some of Spring’s favorite little fluffy animals adorn both the stacking blocks and the 10-page board book of this collection. Everyone associates Spring with fuzzy bunnies and downy yellow chicks, so there is no better time of year to teach children all about baby animals, their habitats and what noises they make. Children will learn about these adorable animals during reading time, then have the opportunity to stack and play with the same animals during playtime.

All of the books noted in this press release can be found at national book retailers or online at http://www.Amazon.com or http://www.BarnesandNoble.com.

About Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
Baker & Taylor Inc. (http://www.baker-taylor.com) is a global information and entertainment services company that offers print and digital books and entertainment products along with value-added services to libraries, educational institutions and retailers. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company has been in existence for more than 180 years, developing long-term relationships with major suppliers, including book publishers, movie studios and music labels. Baker & Taylor maintains one of the largest combined in-stock book, video and music inventories in the United States, and services the broadest customer base in the industry. Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.

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