Children’s books about spring are a useful teaching aid for parents and teachers, so here’s a list of spring books for kids the whole family will love.
Help children learn about seasonal changes with this magical collection of children’s spring books for toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. Teaching children about seasonal changes is one of the many lessons of early childhood. So we put together a list of gorgeous children’s spring books filled with spring stories and treasures for the whole family or classroom to enjoy! You might also enjoy learning about fun ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox
15 Spring Books for Children the Whole Family Will Love
This wonderful collection of spring books for kids is in the order of the publisher’s recommended ages. Click on the title or image of each book for more information about each spring tale or short story for kids.
You might also enjoy our Spring Bucket List seasonal family guide with several fun springtime activities you can try at home or in the classroom.
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1. Spring Book by Gerda Muller (2+)
Muller has a book for every season and we own all four of them. They are beautifully illustrated seasonal picture books without words.
The illustrations allow children to connect deeply with each season and the activities involved. We keep this beautiful little spring book for kids on our spring nature table so my daughter can “read” it on her own whenever she desires.
2. And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano (2+)
My daughter and I love this simple children’s book about spring. And Then It’s Spring is about a young boy and his dog digging, planting, and waiting and waiting for spring. A lovely story for young and old alike.
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3. Spring is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray (2+)
A spring book for kids that shares great tools to help your child learn about spring. Spring is Here is a wonderful, wholesome book about the spring season, tying family and nature together in a children’s book that will leave you feeling excited about spring!
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4. I See Spring by
What do you see in the springtime? Celebrate the season of spring with raindrops, robins, bluebells, and butterflies with I See Spring–a sweet little rhyming spring book for children.
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5. If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay (3+)
This spring book for kids is about a boy who discovers the magic of a seed when he plants it in the ground. But first, it takes some sun and rain and plenty of waiting . . . and then some more waiting. If You Hold a Seed is a simple and beautiful spring book for kids.
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6. Let it Rain by
Spring is finally here… Enjoy all the wondrous signs of the season with this fun celebration of spring! LET IT RAIN is a continuation of Maryann’s delightful series all about the seasons. Like Gerda Muller, she has a book for each season.
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7. Worm Weather by Jean Taft (2 – 5 years)
An imaginative and playful spring book for children that young kids love about rain and wiggly things commonly found in the spring. Worm Weather is affordable, beautifully illustrated, and provides a captivating tale for young children.
8. Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Winter disappears as spring arrives in Abracadabra, It’s Spring! A lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons.
9. Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na (3 – 7 years)
This is a lovely children’s book about how animals live from winter to spring. Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text.
I love the artistry of this author’s illustrations. They are so beautiful. My daughter’s favorite is the peeking crocodile — she giggles every time she sees it.
10. In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer (4+)
Here’s a lovely rhythmic book about spring. March enters a boy’s cozy home like a lion, but soon the lamb brings forth all the glories of spring. In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb is a wonderful spring tale for children!
11. The Story of the Butterfly Children by Sibylle von Olfers (4+)
A classic children’s story that takes you through the life cycle of a butterfly in an imaginative and non-scientific way. The Story of the Butterfly Children subtly teaches kids about the lifecycle of a butterfly in a way that preserves the awe, reverence, and magic of childhood. The children can’t wait until the first day of spring when they will finally get their wings.
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12. Finding Spring by Carin Berger (4 – 8 years)
A heartwarming spring book about a little bear cub that goes out in search of spring instead of hibernating, and he thinks he’s found it!
Read along to look for spring along with Maurice in this magical tale. Finding Spring is a magical little book with a sweet ending that children love.
13. When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes (4 – 8 years)
This sweet children’s book about spring offers a simple explanation of the season told in a charming way. Before spring comes the world is a very different place than when it arrives and blooms! When Spring Comes is a delightful spring story that children adore.
Spring is in the air and Mole can smell it, but Bear is still asleep! How will Mole wake bear from his long winter nap so they can celebrate together now that Spring is Here?
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Children’s Books About Spring the Whole Family Will Enjoy
I hope you enjoy this magical collection of spring books for children. We are avid book readers in our family and love collecting special books including seasonal books like these.
It’s also fun to get the kids outside for a spring scavenger hunt. For more springtime fun be sure to hop over to check out our spring bucket list filled with fun spring activities for kids!