I know the official start of spring is not that far away, but I’m ready for it now. Winter, bless her heart, makes for a lovely landscape when all the right ingredients come together for a snowfall. And I greatly appreciate the need for trees and plants to have some well-deserved rest before a new growing season begins. Still, I’m impatient for daffodils, tulips, and sun, sun, sun.
Do the colors of spring make you happy? I’m guessing they do, especially after living with several months of winter’s subdued tones. Since we have a bit more to go before the full glory of spring’s palette comes alive, I thought a color-filled reading list might tide us over until Mother Nature’s 2023 spring show begins. Today’s selections center around several themes: the history of color; how color influences our lives; and color design and creativity.
Winter has its own beauty, but soon we will experience the beauty—and color—of spring. Isn’t nature amazing?
- 1000 Ideas for Color Schemes: The Ultimate Guide to Making Colors Work by Jennifer Ott.
- Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color: What’s Your Color Story? by Moll Anderson.
- Chromotopia: An Illustrated History of Colour by David Coles.
- Encyclopedia of Rainbows: Our World Organized by Color by Julie Seabrook Ream.
- Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern by Adam Rogers.
- Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World adaptation of work by Patrick Syme.
New at the Library
- The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins.
- Irish Coffee Murder by Leslie Meier.
- The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa.
- Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature’s Secrets to Longevity by Nicklas Brendborg.
- Knitting the National Parks: 63 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the US National Parks by Nancy Bates.
- We Over Me: The Counterintuitive Approach to Getting Everything You Want from Your Relationship by Khadeen Ellis.
- Happy Easter from the Crayons written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
- A Snow Day for Plum! written and illustrated by Matt Phelan.
- What’s Up, Pup?: How Our Furry Friends Communicate and What They are Saying written by Kirsten Hamilton, illustrated by Lili Chin.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.