Spring Books for Kids

It’s time to fill your spring book basket so enjoy these spring books for kids!

Anytime is a good time to read a book with your kids, but it’s always extra fun to have themed reading lists. My girls look forward to re-reading favorites and finding new books to enjoy, usually related to the changing seasons, holidays, and delight-directed unit studies. Be sure to save this list for your next trip to the library or shopping trip on Amazon.

spring books for kids

Spring Books for Kids

The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds by Ruth Heller

The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.

Spring According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

Spring has sprung and everyone at Longfellow School, including Ms. Brisbane’s class, are HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY! It also means Family Fun Night is coming up and all the students’ families are involved in making amazing circus activities. Humphrey helps in many ways, but he can’t help but wonder about his own family. He doesn’t know anything about them. But when he thinks about all of the wonderful friends he has made at school and at his friends’ homes, he stops worrying. Just like spring comes with lots of new things that grow and change, Humphrey’s family of classmates and friends will always be growing. And that’s just how he likes it.

Puddles by Jonathan London

Morning is magical after a night of rain and thunder. And best of all are the puddles! Big ones, little ones, long ones, skinny ones. Splash! Splash! Splash! Put on your raincoat and join two puddle-jumpers in this bouncy read-along that’s just right for a rainy day or any day.

Weather in Spring by Martha E. H. Rustad

In spring, snow melts and the sun shines bright. Rain showers and storms arrive. See how the weather in spring changes.

Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring by Rebecca Bond

In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party like Pig can. Pig and Goose are very different. But what they do have in common is that they like each other. And they love springtime.

Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber

From snowy days to gray skies, a little girl watches and waits and wonders, will spring ever come? And then one day…

Bloom: An Ode to Spring by Deborah Diesen

In this lushly illustrated story from Deborah Diesen that celebrates life and growing up, a mother and daughter plant a garden to see how something small blooms into something as beautiful and strong as their love.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na

Learn what animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare!

The Berenstain Bears Spring Storybook Collection: 7 Fun Stories by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Join the Berenstain Bears as they celebrate spring in seven classic, sunny stories in The Berenstain Bears Spring Storybook Collection.

Clifford’s Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell

This Clifford adventure finds the big red dog hard at work getting the house clean, or trying to, as he shakes to pieces Emily Elizabeth’s rugs and digs up weeds at a vacant lot for Earth Day.

It’s Spring by Susan Swan

Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the spring season.

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

In this beautiful book for young children, Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the newborn spring.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer

Rattling windows with the roar of a late-winter storm, March shows up like a lion– wild and messy, muddy and wet.  In rhythmic, exuberant text, Newbery Honor-author Marion Dane Bauer conveys the changeable nature of spring weather, as the lion makes way for the lamb—with a huge sneeze!—as the trees and flowers spring into bloom.

Let It Rain by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

The snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and a light rain is falling. Spring is finally here! Enjoy all the wondrous signs of the season with Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s exuberant celebration of spring!

Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson

Mouse and Momma head out to play—only to discover that spring has sprung in this Classic Board Book!

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed.

Spring is Here (Bear and Mole Story) by Will Hillenbrand

Mole can smell that spring is in the air, but Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap!

Flower Fairies of the Spring by Cicely Mary Barker

First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. They really are enchanting!

Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors by Petr Horacek

Little ones will hover over this colorful look at insect critters as they peek through die-cuts and enjoy a final pop-up surprise.

What are your favorite spring books?

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