Spring is just around the corner. It’s a great time to teach your preschoolers about all things spring – weather, butterflies, seeds, rainbows, and more. Here’s a list of 25 books about spring to get you started!
Books About Spring
Finding Spring | Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he’s found it!
Puddles | 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.
Plants in Spring | In spring, seeds are planted. Sprouts pop up through the soil. Colorful flowers bloom. See how plants come to life in spring.
Hail to Spring! | Springtime weather can bring big storms. Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime hail.
A Windy Day in Spring | Feel that springtime breeze? Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with adorable animals frolicking in the springtime wind.
Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer | This beautiful story about a caterpillar’s busy day features a colorful, fabric-covered spring that lends a bouncing effect to the lively artwork, mimicking the motion of a crawling caterpillar.
The Spring Chicken | Celebrate the spring season with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies!
Spring Surprises | It’s time to say goodbye to winter and celebrate all the fun and exciting surprises springtime offers—like flying kites, making mud pies, watching new baby animals take their first steps, and dancing among the raindrops.
Hurray for Spring! | Delightful, rhyming text with lots of fun words make this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring.
Spring Is Here, Corduroy! | Spring is finally here! Corduroy and friends enjoy the springtime weather—the sun is shining and flowers bloom everywhere. They decide to plant a beautiful flower garden that they can take care of and share together. Celebrate the rejuvenating season of spring with Corduroy and four pages of springtime stickers.
Spring is Here! A Story About Seeds | April showers bring May flowers! That is what the Ant Hill kids learn when they plant a garden of their very own and watch it grow!
Flowers and Showers: A Spring Counting Book | A counting book that describes spring related items and activities.
and then it’s spring | 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.
How Do You Know It’s Spring? | Through vivid photos and engaging nonfiction text, this fun and fact-filled book answers the question, How do you know its spring? Covering everything from weather patterns to animal behaviors to seasonal activities, How Do You Know Its Spring? gives kids an in-depth look at this season of renewal.
The Tiny Seed | In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost — burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers — trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again.
Spring is Here | Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons.
It’s Spring! | A beautifully illustrated rhyming story about spring.
The robin told the rabbit…
The rabbit told the deer…
The deer told the duck…
Then all the birds began to sing
To tell the bears, “Wake up, it’s spring!”
Spring | What is the weather like in spring? Read this book to find out what happens in spring.
Everything Spring | Young children can see, hear, and feel the warmth of springtime by reading and learning all about chicks, bunnies, and the other baby animals that come out to play in springtime.
Spring is Here! | Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Spring is in the air. Mole can smell it. But Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap. How will Mole wake up Bear so they can celebrate together? When a knock, knock, knock and toot, toot, toot can’t get Bear out of bed, Mole cooks up a special treat.
It’s Spring! | A child observes the arrival of spring and its effects on plants and animals. Includes suggestions for nature study projects.
Mouse’s First Spring | One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump (a bird), something wiggly and pink (a worm), and something green that hops and leaps (a frog). But before it’s time to go back inside, Mouse finds something with petals that’s soft and new…the prettiest flower he’s ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?
Little Cloud | Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It’s all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain!
A Rainbow of My Own | A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
When Spring Comes | Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles.
Now it’s your turn…
What’s your favorite springtime book to read to your preschooler?