Great Spring Books for Kids
Toddler, Preschool & Children's Books
Kids enjoy reading about the changing of the seasons -- ring in Spring with some fun books on nature, storms, gardens & baby animals.
"Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn about Spring" by Maxine Anderson is tons of fun! The book is a combination of hands-on activities, science exploration, riddles and great illustrations. Topics include tree growth, bird migration, seeds, air, water and weather. For kids ages 6 and up.
"Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic" by Steven Schnur is one of the books from my favorite series about the seasons. The pictures are very engaging, with each letter of the alphabet introducing something that we love about Spring -- hopscotch, kity flying, baby birds, to name a few. For older kids, it's a great way to introduce them to a unique type of poetry. For kids ages 4 - 10.
"My Spring Robin" by Anne Rockwell tells the story of a girl who goes out on the first day of Spring in search of a robin to tell her that Spring has come. Along the way, she finds many other signs of spring. For kids ages 3 - 7.
"Zinnia's Flower Garden" by Monica Wellington - Now that Spring is here, Zinnia can't wait to plant her garden. Readers follow her through the process of getting her garden ready, planting seeds and watching them sprout! For kids ages 3 - 8.
"Franklin and the Thunderstorm" by Paulette Bourgeois is a wonderful book for any child who is afraid of thunderstorms. Each of Franklin's friends tries to explain why thunder and lightning occur in hopes of making Franklin feel less afraid. Kids will love knowing that there are others who share the same fear. For kids ages 3 - 8.
"Feel the Wind" by Authur Dorros - Help to answer some of your child's questions such as "how fast does the wind blow?" and "what is the wind made of?" with this book which includes easy explanations. Kids can also learn to make a weather vane. This is one in the series of 'Let's Read and Find out Science' which is a great book series to introduce science concepts to young children. For kids ages 5 - 10.
"Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants" by Bonnie Worth is part of the non-fiction Cat in the Hat Learning Library. Follow along with Thing 1 and Thing 2 as they explore plants, seeds, flowers, photosynthesis and pollination. Even adults may learn a thing or two from this fact-packed read! For kids ages 5 and up.
"Who Likes Rain?" by Wong Herbert Yee is a beautiful story about a young girl who goes out on a rainy day to explore 'who likes the rain' -- dogs? worms? fish? Simple question and answer text makes it a fun and educational read. For kids ages 2 - 7.
"Animal Babies" by Harry McNaught - Who doesn't love a book about baby animals?! Wonderful pictures show children about the offspring of both wild animals and those you might see in your own backyard. Kids will also learn the names of baby animals (for example, 'a baby rabbit is called a kit') and some fun facts about them. For kids ages 3 - 9.
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