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10 Books About Spring Under $15
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 books about Spring weather along with books on flowers and plants. Enjoy the collection!
Weather Books About Spring
1. Let it Rain
The illustrations in these books about spring are wonderful! The author, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, celebrates Springtime with the familiar characters from her “Let it…” series. There is also a great rhyming pattern in “Let it Rain”. The rhymes and patterns can be a great bridge lesson when introducing Spring poems for kids.
2. Worm Weather
Oh, I can’t just picture it now! After doing the read aloud of Worm Weather, you bring in the live worms and the true fun starts to happen. I remember the first year my friend/coworker brought in live worms for the kids to observe, I was grossed out. But, I quickly remembered how much fun I had as a kid digging in the dirt and playing with worms. Kids love getting their hands dirty, and making the most fun out of learning. They can observe and record, draw, write descriptive sentences, journal, measure, etc. So many opportunities…try it 🙂
This nonfiction book about Spring will have your kiddos wanting to go outside and explore. National Geographic doesn’t disappoint with stunning photographs highlighting the beauty of 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, your kiddos can do an exploration walk around the school grounds, and journal about the Springtime clues they found along the way.
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 kiddos will love the repetition and simple story line. This is a must have in your collection of books about Spring – perfect for your March and April lessons.
6. And Then It’s Spring
Books about Flowers and Plants
Oh my goodness, I love Eric Carle books! This book will take you on an adventure of a tiny seed. Your kiddos 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.
When I taught kindergarten, I would start my planting lessons with Spring poems about flowers and The Tiny Seed.
My friend, Kayla @KinderImpressions, suggested this Caldecott Honor book for kids. She loves reading this with her kindergarten class when introducing Spring and planting flowers.
From seed pollination to plant and flower growth, your kiddos will LOVE the informational text and real photographs of a plant life cycle. This books about plants, by National Geographic Kids, shows detailed images with parts of a plant and plant biology.
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.
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