The Best Books About Spring

“What are the best Spring Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)?” We looked at 210 of the top Spring books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 14 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Spring” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 14 Best Spring Books



14 .) A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox written by Wendy Pfeffer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Medium
  • PBS
  • We Are Teachers

The spring equinox signals the time of year when the days are getting longer, the growing season has begun, and animals give birth to their young. With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this book explains the science behind spring and shows how the annual arebirtha of Earth has been celebrated by various cultures throughout the ages and the world. Teachers will appreciate the simple science, the multicultural history, and the hands-on activities in this book. Parents and librarians will enjoy sharing it with children at Easter and Passover time.

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13 .) A Seed is Sleepy written by Dianna Hutts Aston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Little Book Big Story
  • Pragmatic Mom

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent’s lap as in a classroom reading circle.

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12 .) Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms written by Julia Rawlinson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Medium
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom

Fletcher loves everything about spring: listening to the birds sing, smelling just-opened flowers, and playing chase with butterflies. But then Fletcher sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow. Oh, no! But it turns out that spring has another surprise in store for Fletcher—a warm and wondrous one. Jump into spring with Fletcher nd friends!

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11 .) Frog and Toad Are Friends written by Arnold Lobel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
  • We Are Teachers

Celebrate the power of friendship with Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. These five adventurous tales are perfect for Level 2 beginning readers.

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10 .) Spring Is Here, Corduroy! written by Don Freeman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Disney Baby
  • Home School Preschool
  • The Measured Mom

Spring is finally here Corduroy and friends enjoy the springtime weather–the sun is shining and flowers bloom everywhere. They decide to plant a beautiful flower garden that they can take care of and share together. Celebrate the rejuvenating season of spring with Corduroy and four pages of springtime stickers.

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9 .) What Will Hatch? written by Jennifer Ward

Lists It Appears On:

  • Disney Baby
  • Medium
  • PBS

Jelly, jiggly.What will hatch? Wiggly, squiggly. . . tadpole.What is more exciting than waiting for an egg to hatch? Creatures of all varieties begin inside an egg-and those eggs also come in all shapes and sizes. From a squiggly tadpole to fuzzy robin to a leathery platypus, this charming text and unique illustrations show eight different animals as they begin life. With a cut-out on each page readers will have fun guessing… what will hatch?

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8 .) Mouse’s First Spring written by Lauren Thompson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Home School Preschool
  • Imagination Soup
  • Scholastic
  • The Measured Mom

One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump — a bird, and something wiggly and pink — a worm, and something green, who hops and leaps — a frog. But before it’s time to go back inside, Mouse finds something that’s soft and new with petals… the prettiest flower he’s ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?

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7 .) Planting a Rainbow written by Lois Ehlert

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Goodreads
  • PBS
  • Pragmatic Mom

This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.

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6 .) Spring written by Gerda Muller

Lists It Appears On:

  • Disney Baby
  • Goodreads
  • Home School Preschool
  • Woodland Trust

Newly back in print, this series of board books without text lead the young child through the seasons of the year in fun, active pictures. Playing with lambs, sowing seeds, painting Easter eggs and watching baby birds.

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5 .) The Tiny Seed written by Eric Carle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Disney Baby
  • Home School Preschool
  • Tips From A Typical Mom Blog

In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost — burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers — trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again. Eric Carle’s eloquent text and brilliant collages turn the simple life cycle of a plant into an exciting story, a nature lesson, and an inspiring message of the importance of perseverance.

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4 .) When Spring Comes written by Kevin Henkes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Medium
  • The Measured Mom
  • We Are Teachers

The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds. Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it! Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring. Watch the world transform when spring comes!

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3 .) Spring is Here written by Will Hillenbrand

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Disney Baby
  • Home School Preschool
  • Scholastic
  • Tips From A Typical Mom Blog

Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Spring is in the air. Mole can smell it. But Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap. How will Mole wake up Bear so they can celebrate together? When a knock, knock, knock and toot, toot, toot can’t get Bear out of bed, Mole cooks up a special treat. Spring fever is catching in this vibrant story of friendship.

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2 .) Everything Spring written by Jill Esbaum

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Home School Preschool
  • Imagination Soup
  • Medium
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom
  • We Are Teachers
  • Woodland Trust

Surround yourself in Everything Spring. Stunning photography and detailed imagery capture the uplifting spirit of our favorite season in this counterpart to the National Geographic bestseller A Tree for All Seasons. We think of spring and we feel warmer, sunny days, we smell the freshness of nature’s flowers blooming again, and we picture little chicks and furry bunnies. These adorable baby animals are fun to look at and they represent the spirit of renewal and life that is spring. Every young creature finally ventures outside to play as the dreary days of winter fade away and color surround us all. Spring is about being outdoors enjoying all that our wonderful planet has to offer—it’s about living life to the fullest. In Jill Esbaum’s beautifully photographed picture book, young children can see, hear, and feel the warmth of springtime by reading and learning all about chicks, bunnies, and the other baby animals that come out to play in springtime.

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1 .) And Then It’s Spring written by Julie Fogliano

Lists It Appears On:

  • Days With Grey
  • Disney Baby
  • Goodreads
  • Home School Preschool
  • Medium
  • PBS
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • The Measured Mom
  • Tips From A Typical Mom Blog

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

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The 175+ Additional Best Books About Spring



# Books Author Lists
15 Baby Loves Spring Disney Baby
Imagination Soup
16 Duck! Rabbit! Amy Krouse Rosenthal Disney Baby
Goodreads
17 Explore Spring: 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring Lauri Berkenkamp Medium
PBS
18 Feel The Wind Arthur Dorros Medium
PBS
19
Flowers and Showers: A Spring Counting Book
Home School Preschool
The Measured Mom
20 Hurray for Spring! Home School Preschool
Scholastic
21 It’s Spring! Linda Glaser Disney Baby
Home School Preschool
22 It’s Spring! Linda Glaser Home School Preschool
Scholastic
23 Jack’s Garden Henry Cole Goodreads
Pragmatic Mom
24 Little Cloud Eric Carle Goodreads
Home School Preschool
25 Mossy Jan Brett Disney Baby
Goodreads
26 Mud Scholastic
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
27 My Spring Robin Medium
The Measured Mom
28 Plant the Tiny Seed Days With Grey
Imagination Soup
29 Plants in Spring Home School Preschool
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
30 Poppleton in Spring Scholastic
The Measured Mom
31 Singing in the Rain Tim Hopgood Days With Grey
We Are Teachers
32 Splish, Splash, Spring Scholastic
The Measured Mom
33 Spring is Here! Home School Preschool
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
34 Spring Song Scholastic
The Measured Mom
35 Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic Steven Schnur Medium
PBS
36 The Curious Garden Pragmatic Mom
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
37 The Happy Day Scholastic
The Measured Mom
38 The Reason for a Flower Ruth Heller Little Book Big Story
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
39 The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Little Book Big Story
Pragmatic Mom
40 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days With Grey
Scholastic
41 Who Likes Rain? Wong Herbert Yee Medium
PBS
42 Worm Weather Jean Taft Days With Grey
We Are Teachers
43 43567 Imagination Soup
44 A Child’s Calendar John Updike Little Book Big Story
45 A life renewed QZ
46 A Nest Is Noisy Dianna Hutts Aston Goodreads
47 A Rainbow of My Own Home School Preschool
48 A Room With a View E.M. Forster Huffington Post
49 A Separation Katie Kitamura Goop
50 A Whole Life Robert Seethaler, translated by Charlotte Collins QZ
51 A Windy Day in Spring Home School Preschool
52 A Year in the Secret Garden Pragmatic Mom
53 Abracadabra, It’s Spring! Anne Sibley O’Brien We Are Teachers
54 All the Small Poems and Fourteen More Valerie Worth Little Book Big Story
55 An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Pragmatic Mom
56 An Egg Is Quiet Dianna Hutts Aston Goodreads
57 Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals Ruth Heller Goodreads
58 Animals in Spring
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
59 Annie and the Wild Animals Jan Brett Goodreads
60
Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!
Days With Grey
61 Anywhere Farm Pragmatic Mom
62 Baby Bear Sees Blue Disney Baby
63 Birds of America Lorrie Moore Huffington Post
64 Birds of Spring
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
65 Bob and Otto Robert O. Bruel Goodreads
66 Books for Living Will Schwalbe Goop
67 Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox Susan Blackaby Goodreads
68 Bunny’s First Spring, The Measured Mom
69 But Then it’s Spring Julie Fogliano Little Book Big Story
70 Butterfly Butterfly, A Book of Colors.
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
71 Carrot Soup John Segal Goodreads
72 Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer Home School Preschool
73 Cherry Blossoms
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
74 Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones: A Book About Animals that Lay Eggs Ruth Heller Goodreads
75 Circe Madeline Miller QZ
76 Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck Scholastic
77 Compost Stew Pragmatic Mom
78 Counting in the Garden Scholastic
79 Creepy Carrots! Aaron Reynolds Goodreads
80 Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin Goodreads
81 Difficult Women Roxane Gay Goop
82 Dormouse Dreams Karma Wilson Goodreads
83 Duck & Goose Tad Hills Goodreads
84 Every Day Birds Amy Ludwig VanDerwater We Are Teachers
85 Exit West Mohsin Hamid Goop
86 Finding Spring Home School Preschool
87 Five Little Chicks Nancy Tafuri Goodreads
88 Flower Garden Eve Bunting We Are Teachers
89 Frog Song Brenda Z. Guiberson Goodreads
90 from Africa Pragmatic Mom
91 Good Egg Disney Baby
92 Green Disney Baby
93 Groundhog Weather School Joan Holub Goodreads
94 Hail to Spring! Home School Preschool
95 Hey, Little Ant Days With Grey
96 How Do You Know It’s Spring? Home School Preschool
97 How It All Began Penelope Lively Huffington Post
98 Humble Roots Hannah Anderson Little Book Big Story
99 I See Spring Medium
100 Idaho Emily Ruskovich Goop
101 If You Hold a Seed Disney Baby
102 If You Were Born a Kitten Marion Dane Bauer Goodreads
103 In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Imagination Soup
104 In the Small, Small Pond Scholastic
105 Inch by Inch Scholastic
106 Kevin Discovers Spring Disney Baby
107 Lady Chatterley’s Lover DH Lawrence Huffington Post
108 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman Huffington Post
109 Less Andrew Sean Greer QZ
110 Let It Rain Imagination Soup
111 Let’s Look at Spring Sarah L. Schuette We Are Teachers
112 Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders Goop
113 Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Days With Grey
114 Little Quack Lauren Thompson Goodreads
115 Little Seeds Medium
116 Little White Rabbit Disney Baby
117 Lola Plants a Garden Medium
118 Make Way for Ducklings Disney Baby
119
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya
Pragmatic Mom
120 Maple Syrup Season Ann Purmell Goodreads
121 Marshmallow Clare Turlay Newberry Goodreads
122 Middlemarch George Eliot Huffington Post
123 Miss Rumphius Pragmatic Mom
124 Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale Sibylle von Olfers Goodreads
125 My Garden Kevin Henkes Goodreads
126 Old Bear Kevin Henkes Goodreads
127 One Rainy Day Valeri Gorbachev Goodreads
128 Orlando: A Biography Virginia Woolf QZ
129 Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature Nicola Davies Little Book Big Story
130 Over and Under the Pond Days With Grey
131 Perfect Little World Kevin Wilson Goop
132 Peter Rabbit’s Springtime Disney Baby
133 Plant a Kiss Amy Krouse Rosenthal Goodreads
134 Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings Douglas Florian Goodreads
135 Puddles Home School Preschool
136 Q Is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game Mary Elting Goodreads
137 Rabbit’s Good News Scholastic
138 Rabbit’s Spring Adventure Woodland Trust
139 Rachel’s Day in the Garden Days With Grey
140 Rain Manya Stojic Goodreads
141 Rechenka’s Eggs Patricia Polacco Goodreads
142 Red Rubber Boot Day Mary Lyn Ray Goodreads
143 Robins!: How They Grow Up Eileen Christelow We Are Teachers
144 Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms Days With Grey
145 Seed to Plant Days With Grey
146 Seeds of Change Pragmatic Mom
147 Silly Little Goose! Nancy Tafuri Goodreads
148
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
Medium
149 Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun Bruce Goldstone We Are Teachers
150 Spring for Sophie Yael Werber We Are Teachers
151
Spring is Here (Bear and Mole Stories)
Imagination Soup
152 Spring is Here, Grumpy Bunny!
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
153 Spring is Here! A Story About Seeds Home School Preschool
154 Spring Surprises Home School Preschool
155 Spring: A Pop-up Book Imagination Soup
156 Spring: Bright Baby Touch and Feel Disney Baby
157 Spring: Thinking about the seasons Woodland Trust
158 Step Gently Out Disney Baby
159 Storm is Coming!
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
160 Stuck Oliver Jeffers Goodreads
161 The Alphabet Tree Days With Grey
162 The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book Nancy Tafuri Goodreads
163
The Cat in the Hat Spring into Summer and Fall into Winter
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
164 The Complete Book of Flower Fairies Cicely Mary Barker Little Book Big Story
165 The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes DuBose Heyward Goodreads
166 The Creation Story Norman Messenger Little Book Big Story
167 The Drifter Christine Lennon Goop
168 The Easter Egg Disney Baby
169 The Forever Garden Days With Grey
170 The Futures Anna Pitoniak Goop
171 The Gardener Pragmatic Mom
172 The Giant Carrot Medium
173 The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail Woodland Trust
174 The Lamb and the Butterfly Disney Baby
175 The Listening Walk Medium
176 The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead Chanelle Benz Goop
177 The Missing Chick Valeri Gorbachev Goodreads
178 The Mothers Brit Bennett Goop
179 The Rain Came Down Scholastic
180 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Tennessee Williams Huffington Post
181 The Runaway Bunny Disney Baby
182 The Spring Chicken Home School Preschool
183 The Spring Equinox: The Greening of the Earth Ellen Jackson Goodreads
184 The Spring Visitors Karel Hayes We Are Teachers
185 The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day Jessica Courtney-Tickle Goodreads
186 The Thing about Spring, The Measured Mom
187
The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book
The Measured Mom
188 The Ugly Vegetables Pragmatic Mom
189 The Wind Blew Pat Hutchins Goodreads
190 The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare Huffington Post
191 The World is Awake Days With Grey
192 Thunder Cake Patricia Polacco Goodreads
193 Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! George Shannon Goodreads
194 Tops & Bottoms Days With Grey
195 Until Spring Comes Imagination Soup
196 Waiting for Wings Scholastic
197 Wake Up, Baby Bear! Lynn Plourde Goodreads
198 Wake Up, It’s Spring! Lisa Campbell Ernst Goodreads
199 Wake Up! Helen Frost and Rick Lieder We Are Teachers
200
Wake Up! Wake Up!: A Springtime Lift-the-Flap Book
Disney Baby
201
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
Pragmatic Mom
202 Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa Jeanette Winter Goodreads
203 Wangari’s Gift to the World Pragmatic Mom
204
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story
Pragmatic Mom
205 Weather in Spring
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
206 Welcome Spring Disney Baby
207 Whatever Happened to Interracial Love Kathleen Collins Goop
208
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
Imagination Soup
209 When The Rain Comes Pragmatic Mom
210 Where Do They Go When It Rains? Gerda Muller Goodreads


17 Best Spring Season Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
Days With Grey The Sweetest Books for Spring — Days With Grey
Disney Baby 25 Best Children’s Books for SPRING
Goodreads Popular Spring Picture Books Shelf – Goodreads
Goop The Spring Fiction Reading Guide
Home School Preschool 24 of the Most Spectacular Spring Books for Preschoolers
Huffington Post 8 Rejuvenating Books To Read In The Spring
Imagination Soup 12 Cheerful Children’s Books About Spring
Little Book Big Story 10 Books That Celebrate Spring
Medium 19 Children’s Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Spring
PBS Best Children’s Books for Celebrating Spring
Pragmatic Mom Top 10: Best Picture Books for Spring
QZ Spring reads: 11 books perfect for the season
Scholastic Read-Aloud Story Books about Spring
The Measured Mom 17 Books about Spring – The Measured Mom
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog 20 Children’s Books About the Spring Season
We Are Teachers Best Spring Books for Kids, As Chosen by Teachers
Woodland Trust Spring books for kids – Nature Detectives – The Woodland Trust
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