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20 Spring Books for Preschoolers

Look for the perfect preschool books to read for spring? You will love all these delightful spring books for preschoolers we’ve picked for you!

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Spring Books for Preschoolers

Spring represents a new beginning for the world, and there are so many beautiful signs of Spring in nature. Whether you are planting a garden or splashing in puddles, there are also lots of fun Spring activities for families to enjoy. This list of children’s books about Spring highlights all of the beautiful sights, sounds, and traditions of the season!

The Beauty of Spring

When Spring Comes was written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Spring brings lots of changes to the world, and this book is a great way to introduce them to little ones. The lyrical text explores the changes in weather and the different sights, sounds and smells that the new season brings. The illustrations paired with the text are full of vibrant colors, bringing the Spring scenes to life on the page.

It’s Spring was written by Susan Swan and illustrated by Linda Glaser. Explore the sights and sounds of the Spring season in this beautifully illustrated story. The text uses descriptive language to introduce the reader to the Spring season, while the beautiful cut paper illustrations showcase fun Spring scenes.

Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun was written by Bruce Goldstone. This engaging nonfiction book shares all kinds of fun Spring facts. The easy to read text and large, clear photographs make this an easy introduction to nonfiction for young readers. The colorful fonts, interesting questions and suggested Spring activities make this a fun one for families to read and learn from together. Click here for more engaging nonfiction books about nature for kids!

Spring for Sophie was written by Yael Werber and illustrated by Jen Hill. Join a young girl named Sophie as she looks and listens for signs of Spring. The young girl’s desire for Spring to appear will be familiar to kids and parents alike, and the story provides inspiration for kids to get outside and use their senses to search for Spring. The illustrations use lots of gentle colors, so that when bright colors are used, they highlight the action of the scene.

Abracadabra, It’s Spring! was written by Anne Sibley O’Brien and illustrated by Susan Gal. This beautiful book uses bright colors and fold out pages to show the magic of Spring. Kids will love unfolding the pages to find out what happens when the snow melts and the seasons change.

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox was written by Wendy Pfeffer and illustrated by Linda Bleck. This lyrical book introduces the reader to the Spring Equinox and what happens when Spring comes to the northern half of the world. The text explores the changes that happen in nature, and also touches on the various Spring holidays and rituals celebrated by various cultures.

Spring Weather

Let It Rain was written by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. This adorable book follows a family as they partake in traditional Springtime activities. The simple rhyming text highlights some of the sights and sounds of the season while the brightly colored illustrations showcase the joy that the young kids are feeling while they embrace the Spring.

Worm Weather was written by Jean Taft and illustrated by Matt Hunt. Spring is full of rainy days, and that brings out the kids and the worms! This book uses a simple rhyming text and fun illustrations to highlight the joy that can be found on the rainiest days.

In the Rain was written by Elizabeth Spurr and illustrated by Manelle Oliphant. This story pays tribute to all the fun that can be had on a rainy day. From stomping in puddles to playing in the mud, kids will recognize the fun that the young girl is having and will want to head outside and play in the rain too!

Flowers and Gardening

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt was written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. What happens down in the dirt under our gardens and plants? This introduction to garden life uses informative text and detailed illustrations to get kids thinking about the busy world under the dirt.

And Then It’s Spring was written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. This lyrical story follows a young boy and his dog as they try to plant a garden and bring a little more color to the dreary landscape left behind from winter. They wait and wait for a sign of Spring to finally appear. The gentle illustrations pair well with the poetic text.

Planting a Rainbow was written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. This vivid book uses a brightly colored garden to teach kids about color names and a wide variety of flowers. The easy to understand text follows the growth of a garden from bulbs to flowers, while the various flowers in the illustrations each add to the rainbow of colors.

Bloom: An Ode to Spring was written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Mary Lundquist. This charming book follows a mother and daughter as they plant a garden together. The descriptive language brings the reader right into the garden, while the lovely illustrations highlight the loving bond between parent and child.

What Will Grow? was written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Susie Ghahremani. This informative book uses a short rhyming text and striking illustrations to teach kids about seeds. The illustrations show how certain seeds grow into familiar plants, as well as how animals interact with those seeds and plants. Check out these fun seed activities that pair well with this book!

Badger’s Perfect Garden was written by Marsha Diane Arnold and illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki. In this adorable tale of friendship and celebrating the unexpected, Badger attempts to plant the perfect garden. With the help of his friends, he lays out even rows and organizes the seeds. But when a nasty storm blows in and wreaks havoc on his garden, what will happen? The illustrations are beautiful, using lots of vibrant colors to bring the garden to life. Try out these fun gardening activities inspired by this book!

Plant the Tiny Seed was written and illustrated by Christie Matheson. This fun interactive book encourages the reader to press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the pages in order to plant seeds and watch them grow. The simple instructions in the text are easy for kids to follow, and they will love watching their actions affect the story.

Animals in Spring

Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story was written and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. It’s finally Spring and Mole is trying to wake his friend Bear after a long winter sleep. The text uses lots of fun sound effects that kids will love saying out loud, and the mixed media illustrations feature adorable animal characters.

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms was written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Fletcher is so excited for Spring. But when he spies a bit of white in the orchard, he starts to worry that snow is coming. The story has an adorable ending that celebrates the fun of Spring, and the beautiful illustrations highlight the colorful sights of the season.

Mouse’s First Spring was written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. When Mouse and Momma head outside to play, they find lots of signs of Spring. The text uses lots of descriptive vocabulary words, and the accompanying illustrations use bright colors to entertain young readers.

The Spring Visitors was written by Karel Hayes. This cute series of books follows a family of bears as they stay in a summer cottage and avoid detection from the human owners. The text is simple, instead telling the story through the beautiful and detailed illustrations. Kids will enjoy watching the bears participate in familiar Spring activities.

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Vickie

Vicki is a former teacher who blogs about reading, kid’s activities and children’s books at Babies to Bookworms. She is a stay at home mom to her two year old daughter – a budding bookworm as well! Vicki aims to help parents, teachers and caregivers to get kids interested in reading and learning with fun activities and great books.

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