Here are our favorite spring books for children! Learn all about springtime in these delightful picture books to read aloud to your child.
Spring is my favorite season – new life and growth all around and the days get warmer and longer. The world just seems so alive and beautiful! My children always seem to have more questions about nature in spring, too. Having beautiful books about spring in your home is a wonderful way to encourage that curiosity, and allow them to discover some answers through reading! Here are our favorite spring books for children to date:
Spring Books for Children
1: Spring Story by Jill Barklem
In this adorable book, you will join the mice of Brambley Hedge as they come together to throw a surprise birthday party for little Wilfred.
2: Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
In this fairy tale form story, join the fanciful Miss Maple as she gathers and nurtures lost seeds, then prepares them for their journey to find a place where they can take root and grow.
3: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Come along with a little girl and her father as they create a flower garden for her mom’s birthday surprise in this darling book.
4: An Egg Is Quiet by Diana Hutts Aston
Eggs are the topic of this simple and beautifully illustrated book. (Creationists should note, there is one mention to millions of years.)
5: A Seed Is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston
Seeds, seeds, seeds! So many different kinds of seeds are shown in this richly illustrated book.
6: A Nest Is Noisy by Diana Hutts Aston
Nests of all kinds are shown through beautiful illustrations in this very informative book.
7: A Butterfly Is Patient by Diana Hutts Aston
The most gorgeous butterfly book we have ever read! The illustrations are breathtaking and show so many butterfly species!
8: Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor and Alex Morris
A cute book that shows all of the different ways that the world wakes up in the spring.
9: Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
This rollicking book follows the antics of an escaped house-cate, as he tries to catch a bird for lunch! He ends up with a collection of feathers instead.
10: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
This poetical book has attractive illustrations to go along with each page as it describes various things that are happening in the spring both above and below ground!
11: Mossy by Jan Brett
Come along with Tory, as she saves an unhappy box turtle from a conservatory in this book filled with lovely illustrations and a touching story.
12: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Enjoy the antics of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard as they search for the perfect place to nest and raise their ducklings in this children’s classic!
13: Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
This is an engaging book filled with colorful illustrations that will captivate even the youngest readers as they turn different-sized pages to follow the journey of a caterpillar to a butterfly.
Do you have any favorite spring books to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below, and I will review them for next year!!