I absolutely adore spring…mostly because I detest winter. (Cold weather turns me into an actual bum.)
But once the days start to get longer and the weather starts to get warmer, I come alive! And it’s a wonderful time to explore changing seasons with our students.
This year, I want to put a greater focus on spring reading, so I put together a list of 50 spring books for kids!
These spring books for kids are great for talking about the change of seasons. They’re also a nice introduction to weather, spring animals, and plants!
Want to share more spring learning with your students? Don’t miss our All About Flowers printable unit study!
50 Engaging Spring Books for Kids
This list of books about spring includes both board books and picture books. So there are appropriate selections for preschoolers and early elementary students.
Some of the non-fiction books may even be good for upper elementary students, depending on their reading level.
How to Use Books about Spring with Early Learners
When you’re ready to share one of these spring books for kids with your students, try opening by asking the class what they already know about the topic.
For example, if you’re reading the book “How Do We Know It’s Spring”, start by asking questions like:
- How can you tell springtime is here?
- What does the weather look like?
- What do the trees look like?
- Are there any animals you see around us?
As your students answer, help them remember what’s been said and then compare what they already know with what they learn from the book later.
If you are working on a spring-themed unit, share a book together and then complete a craft. Here are a few spring crafts that may work well with these:
- Coffee Filter Flower Craft
- Toilet Roll Baby Chick Craft
- Paper Cone Bee Craft
- Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft
50 Beautiful Spring Books for Kids to Read
This list of beautiful spring books for kids features picture books young readers will love! Both fiction and non-fiction selections are included.
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Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere
A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
Cherry Blossoms Say Spring (National Geographic Kids)
Storm Is Coming! by Heather Tekavec
The Very Busy Spider (Step into Reading)
Curious George Plants a Seed (CGTV Reader)
Kitten's Spring (Kitten: Seasons)
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Poppleton in Spring
Spring Is Here, Corduroy!
It's Spring by Linda Glaser
Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons)
Spring Stinks: A Little Bruce Book (Mother Bruce Series)
Plants in Spring (All about Spring)
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant
The Tiny Seed/Ready-to-Read Level 2 (The World of Eric Carle)
Mouse's First Spring (Classic Board Books)
Let It Rain by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
It's Spring! by Samantha Berger
Weather in Spring (All about Spring)
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
Little Blue Truck's Springtime by Alice Schertle
Spring: A Pop-up Book (Seasons Pop-up)
How Do You Know It's Spring? (Rookie Read-About Science: Seasons)
Bear Wants More (The Bear Books) by Karma Wilson
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Oak
Worm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts) by Jean Taft
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson
Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads) by Anna McQuinn
Spencer Knows Spring: A Charming Children's Book about Spring by Tiffany Obeng
A Little Book About Spring (Leo Lionni's Friends)
Spring in the Forest (Lift-a-flap Surprise)
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1)
What Can You See in Spring? (Seasons) by Sian Smith
Spring According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Happy Springtime! by Kate McMullan
Llama Llama Very Busy Springtime by Anna Dewdney
Spring is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray
All About Weather: A First Weather Book for Kids
A Windy Day in Spring (Springtime Weather Wonders)
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk
Spring Walk (Seasonal Walks) by Virginia Snow
Finding Spring by Carin Berger
Curious George: The Perfect Carrot (CGTV Reader)
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
Did you love this list of spring books for kids?
If you’re looking for more ways to talk about the season with your students, check out some of these spring learning ideas!