11 Best Children’s Books About Spring
Winter is coming to an end, and it’s time to stock our bookshelves with books about Spring.
When asked what types of Spring books you’d like me to include in this list, the responses were clear. You wanted a combination of children’s books about Spring weather, Spring season picture books, and books about flowers for young readers.
Picture Books about Spring
Mama Built a Little Nest
This sweet book, by Jennifer Ward, tells a story about momma birds building nests for their babies after a long winter.
Mama Built a Little Nest is a lovely book for your collection of Spring day read alouds.
And Then It’s Spring
You’ll want to add this to your collection of favorite books about Spring. And Then It’s Spring, by Julie Fogliano, is a great book of changing seasons.
This nonfiction book about Spring will have your kiddos wanting to go outside and explore. National Geographic doesn’t disappoint with , stunning photographs, and detailed illustrations, highlighting the beauty of when Spring comes.
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story
Spring is in the air! Mole is ready to wake Bear up from his Winter sleep, but he’s having some trouble. Thankfully, Mole knows the perfect Spring treat to get Bear up!
Your kids will love the repetition and simple story line. This is a must have in your collection of beautiful Spring books, and a great addition to your March and April lessons.
Weather Books with Simple Text
The beautiful illustrations in these books about spring are perfect for young kids. The gorgeous illustrations, alone, highlight the wonderful things that come with the arrival of Spring.
Let it Rain
The author, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, celebrates Springtime with the familiar characters from her “Let it…” series. There is also a great rhyming pattern in this beautiful book, “Let it Rain”. The rhymes and patterns can be a great bridge lesson when introducing Spring poems for kids.
You didn’t read that wrong. It’s not warm weather…it’s WORM weather.
After doing the read aloud of Worm Weather, you bring in the live worms and the true fun starts to happen. I clearly remember the great time I had as a kid digging in the dirt and playing with worms. Kids love getting their hands dirty, and making the for finding Spring. with this adorable book.
Goodbye Winter Hello Spring
Join the young boy and his dog as they take a journey through the countryside, admiring all of the signs of Spring.
As a follow-up activity, you can take younger and older children for an exploration walk around your property. While outside, encourage them to search for signs of new life, such as green grass, a Spring rabbit, a flower garden, or mud puddles. The kids can also carry a journal to draw or write about the Springtime clues they found during the outdoor activities.
Best Spring Books about Flowers and Plants
The Tiny Seed
Oh my goodness, I love Eric Carle books!
This classic book, full of vibrant colors, will take you on an adventure of a tiny seed. Your kids will be cheering for the tiny seed as the wind pushes it over the mountains, ocean, and desert. While the other seeds are swept away or eaten, this tiny seed finally rests and begins to sprout in the Spring.
If you can’t get your hands on this sweet story from the local library, I suggest purchasing it to add it to your collection of children’s books about Spring.
When I taught kindergarten, I would start my planting lessons with Spring poems about flowers and The Tiny Seed.
Tops and Bottoms
My friend, Kayla from Kinder Impressions, suggested this Caldecott Honor book for kids. She loves reading this with her kindergarten class when introducing Spring and planting flowers. The kids will be excited to create their own secret garden.
Seed to Plant
From seed pollination to plant and flower growth, your children will LOVE this informative book. National Geographic did a great job combining informational text and real photographs of a plant life cycle. This books about plants shows detailed images with parts of a plant and plant biology.
You could use Seed to Plant along with these illustrated word cards to reinforce parts of a plant. Grab the word cards, HERE.
You can also get these flower vocabulary cards in my Making Words: Flowers and Plants writing center. Click here to read my post about this Spring writing center.
The well-known nonfiction author has done it again! Gail Gibbons writes amazing non-fiction books for kids, and From Seed to Plant is no exception! Your early readers will learn about pollination, germination, and seed formation through colorful illustrations and informational text.
Check out all of these Spring Books for kids, plus more on my Amazon storefront, HERE.
Before you go, here are a couple blog posts you may be interested in:
7 Fun Spring Activities for Kindergarten
20 Basics of a Kindergarten Classroom