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Picture Books about Spring

Are you ready for a list of delightful picture books about spring? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m sharing our top favorite kids books for springtime.

With the warmer temperatures starting to roll in, it’s a wonderful time to get outside, observe the changes, discover new life, and sit on the porch while you read a stack of your favorite picture books about spring. 

While these spring-themed picture books are geared towards Preschool through second grade, I find that my older kids love listening to these selections as well. 

Let’s jump right in, here are our favorite picture books to read in spring.

Picture Books About Spring

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And Then Its Spring by Julie Fogliano

A boy and his dog have had enough of winter so they set out with some seeds and get to work. This is a simple but sweet ode to spring; another great read for little ones. In my opinion, the illustrations are what make this book.

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Alice sets out to travel, live by the sea, and make the world more beautiful. So she scatters Lupin flower seeds everywhere she goes and builds a beautiful legacy, earning the nickname “The Lupine Lady”. I love the vocabulary, illustrations, and flow of this book!

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

This is one of our favorite books to read in spring in our house! Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are on a quest to find the best place to raise their ducklings. Follow them around the busy streets of Boston and into the city park where home is finally found.

Mama is it Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure

A little boy is anxious for spring to come and he keeps asking his mama, “Is it summer yet?” To answer the boy, his mother gently points out the various signs of spring. (This is a cute picture book about spring.)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This is a favorite! The playful caterpillar eats tons of delicious and colorful foods, until his stomach is stuffed. Then, he builds his cocoon and emerges into a beautiful butterfly.

Spring Story by Jill Barklem

If you don’t have the Brambly Hedge Series, you need to get it! Spring story is one of the eight books in this series and it a family favorite. Follow the mice of Brambly Hedge as they surprise Wilfred with a special, spring, birthday surprise.

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

This is a brightly illustrated book about the butterfly life-cycle. From tiny hidden eggs to boldly colored butterflies this book is an awesome picture book for spring especially for the preschool and kindergarten ages!

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson

We love the Fletcher books! In this one, Fletcher the fox sees ‘snow’ blowing in from the orchard, but soon discovers the springtime wonder of blossoming trees.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

This book is a comparison of things happening above the soil to things that are going on below the dirt. This is a fascinating and beautiful book that covers all aspects of gardening, including earthworms, burrowing skunks, and ripening vegetables. (A perfect spring picture book.)

Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand

Mole is are trying to wake his friend, Bear, but nothing is working. Follow along to learn about the habits of bears and the changing of seasons. (Super cute book to read in spring!)

When Comes Spring by Kevin Henkes

Colorful, and lyrical this simple picture book about spring is perfect for preschoolers. I love that it is short and sweet, uses alliteration, and my kids enjoyed it.

Bloom: An Ode to Spring by Deborah Diesen

This is a cute little book about a mother and daughter who plant a garden together. In addition to teaching about gardening and spring, I love that this book emphasizes growing up, family, and love.

The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

This well-loved collection features four books. Each one is an adventure with Peter Rabbit. These books are full of gardens, bunnies, and other springtime themes and have been enjoyed for generations! Our kids enjoy the illustrations and the mischievous nature of Peter.

Worm Weather by Jean Taft

While this book has very little text, it is very playful and fun! It captures the sights, sounds, and feels of a wonderful rainy weather. This is a great little book to talk about spring weather with your little ones.

Bunny’s First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Such a cute book to read in spring! Bunny is noticing everything for the first time. Full of wonder and awe (along with his loving parents) Bunny sees the world changing and blooming into something new. All the while, Bunny’s parents are showing him that he’s changing too.

Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue

Quiet bunny loves all the springtime colors. He tries to change the color of his fur by rolling in blueberries, covering in red mud, getting drenched in yellow honey, etc. At the end, he learns from a wise owl that all the colors (including his own) are what makes the world beautiful. The illustrations are so bright and beautiful in this book, and our kids love it!

Picture Books About Spring For Toddlers

Need some picture books about spring for toddlers? Ones that are short but still do a good job of engaging your little ones? If so, here are some springtime books that are geared toward toddlers and can be found in board book format.

Note: The titles in this list are linked to a couple of my favorite online discount book sites:  thriftbooks.com  and abeBooks.com.

Books About Spring for Toddlers:

Books About Spring for Kindergarten

Now for some recommendations for books about spring for kindergarteners. These picture books about spring are still short, but have more depth to their storylines are engaging for this age. (Choosing from the list above.)

Books About Spring for Kindergarten:



What are your favorite picture books about Spring?


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