Spring is the time of new beginnings. Leaves begin to re-appear on trees, flowers emerge from the ground, and animals awaken from their winter slumber. Everything is made new again. Bright colors and new life spring up before our eyes.

Books can usher in a “spring” for a reader. What was once drab and dreary, like a tree without leaves, can be made beautiful and vibrant as pages are turned and new ideas are formed. Creativity and imagination spring to life when books are read. Everything is made new and fresh as connections are made, questions are pondered, and mental puzzles are put together.

Spring is the perfect time to curl up with your kids and bring new ideas to life through reading! (Actually, ANY time is the perfect time to read with your child!) I’ve compiled a list of books about some of my favorite elements of spring. I hope you will sit down and enjoy a few of these titles with your children. Enjoy and happy spring!

Books About Spring



It’s Spring by Linda Glaser

Flowers and Showers: A Spring Counting Book by Rebecca Fjelland Davis

When Will It Be Spring by Catherine Walters

Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum

Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant

Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand

The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss

Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr



Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley

Franklin and the Thunderstorm by Paulette Bourgeois

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

The Magic School Bus Wet All Over: A Book About the Water Cycle by Joanna Cole

The Rain Came Down by David Shannon

Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin Jr.

Rain by Robert Kalan



It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

Little Cloud by Eric Carle

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray



Planting the Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons



The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

My, Oh My – A Butterfly! All About Butterflies by Tish Rabe

Fancy Nancy- Bonjour Butterfly by Jane O’Connor

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison

From Caterpillar to Butterfly by by Deborah Heiligman

Olivia and the Butterfly by Natalie Shaw

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons



A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman

What Makes a Rainbow by Betty Ann Schwartz

The Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow: A Book About Color by Joanna Cole

Over the Rainbow by E. Y. Harburg


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