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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.

Happy Scrolling!

Top 14 Best Spring Books

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

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox

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.

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

A Seed is Sleepy

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.

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

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

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!

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

Frog and Toad Are Friends

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.

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

Spring Is Here, Corduroy!

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.

9 .) What Will Hatch? written by Jennifer Ward

What Will Hatch?

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?

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

Mouse's First Spring

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?

7 .) Planting a Rainbow written by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow

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.

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.

5 .) The Tiny Seed written by Eric Carle

The Tiny Seed

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.

4 .) When Spring Comes written by Kevin Henkes

When Spring Comes

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!

3 .) Spring is Here written by Will Hillenbrand

Spring is Here

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.

2 .) Everything Spring written by Jill Esbaum

Everything Spring

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.

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

And Then It's Spring

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.

The 175+ Additional Best Books About Spring

15Baby Loves Spring Disney Baby
Imagination Soup
16Duck! Rabbit!Amy Krouse RosenthalDisney Baby
17Explore Spring: 25 Great Ways to Learn About SpringLauri BerkenkampMedium
18Feel The WindArthur DorrosMedium
Flowers and Showers: A Spring Counting Book
 Home School Preschool
The Measured Mom
20Hurray for Spring! Home School Preschool
21It’s Spring!Linda GlaserDisney Baby
Home School Preschool
22It’s Spring!Linda GlaserHome School Preschool
23Jack’s GardenHenry ColeGoodreads
Pragmatic Mom
24Little CloudEric CarleGoodreads
Home School Preschool
25MossyJan BrettDisney Baby
26Mud Scholastic
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
27My Spring Robin Medium
The Measured Mom
28Plant the Tiny Seed Days With Grey
Imagination Soup
29Plants in Spring Home School Preschool
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
30Poppleton in Spring Scholastic
The Measured Mom
31Singing in the RainTim HopgoodDays With Grey
We Are Teachers
32Splish, Splash, Spring Scholastic
The Measured Mom
33Spring is Here! Home School Preschool
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
34Spring Song Scholastic
The Measured Mom
35Spring: An Alphabet AcrosticSteven SchnurMedium
36The Curious Garden Pragmatic Mom
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
37The Happy Day Scholastic
The Measured Mom
38The Reason for a FlowerRuth HellerLittle Book Big Story
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
39The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson BurnettLittle Book Big Story
Pragmatic Mom
40The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days With Grey
41Who Likes Rain?Wong Herbert YeeMedium
42Worm WeatherJean TaftDays With Grey
We Are Teachers
4343567 Imagination Soup
44A Child’s CalendarJohn UpdikeLittle Book Big Story
45A life renewed QZ
46A Nest Is NoisyDianna Hutts AstonGoodreads
47A Rainbow of My Own Home School Preschool
48A Room With a ViewE.M. ForsterHuffington Post
49A SeparationKatie KitamuraGoop
50A Whole LifeRobert Seethaler, translated by Charlotte CollinsQZ
51A Windy Day in Spring Home School Preschool
52A Year in the Secret Garden Pragmatic Mom
53Abracadabra, It’s Spring!Anne Sibley O’BrienWe Are Teachers
54All the Small Poems and Fourteen MoreValerie WorthLittle Book Big Story
55An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Pragmatic Mom
56An Egg Is QuietDianna Hutts AstonGoodreads
57Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About MammalsRuth HellerGoodreads
58Animals in Spring 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
59Annie and the Wild AnimalsJan BrettGoodreads
Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!
 Days With Grey
61Anywhere Farm Pragmatic Mom
62Baby Bear Sees Blue Disney Baby
63Birds of AmericaLorrie MooreHuffington Post
64Birds of Spring 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
65Bob and OttoRobert O. BruelGoodreads
66Books for LivingWill SchwalbeGoop
67Brownie Groundhog and the February FoxSusan BlackabyGoodreads
68Bunny’s First Spring, The Measured Mom
69But Then it’s SpringJulie FoglianoLittle Book Big Story
70Butterfly Butterfly, A Book of Colors. 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
71Carrot SoupJohn SegalGoodreads
72Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer Home School Preschool
73Cherry Blossoms 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
74Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones: A Book About Animals that Lay EggsRuth HellerGoodreads
75CirceMadeline MillerQZ
76Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck Scholastic
77Compost Stew Pragmatic Mom
78Counting in the Garden Scholastic
79Creepy Carrots!Aaron ReynoldsGoodreads
80Diary of a WormDoreen CroninGoodreads
81Difficult WomenRoxane GayGoop
82Dormouse DreamsKarma WilsonGoodreads
83Duck & GooseTad HillsGoodreads
84Every Day BirdsAmy Ludwig VanDerwaterWe Are Teachers
85Exit WestMohsin HamidGoop
86Finding Spring Home School Preschool
87Five Little ChicksNancy TafuriGoodreads
88Flower GardenEve BuntingWe Are Teachers
89Frog SongBrenda Z. GuibersonGoodreads
90from Africa Pragmatic Mom
91Good Egg Disney Baby
92Green Disney Baby
93Groundhog Weather SchoolJoan HolubGoodreads
94Hail to Spring! Home School Preschool
95Hey, Little Ant Days With Grey
96How Do You Know It’s Spring? Home School Preschool
97How It All BeganPenelope LivelyHuffington Post
98Humble RootsHannah AndersonLittle Book Big Story
99I See Spring Medium
100IdahoEmily RuskovichGoop
101If You Hold a Seed Disney Baby
102If You Were Born a KittenMarion Dane BauerGoodreads
103In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Imagination Soup
104In the Small, Small Pond Scholastic
105Inch by Inch Scholastic
106Kevin Discovers Spring Disney Baby
107Lady Chatterley’s LoverDH LawrenceHuffington Post
108Leaves of GrassWalt WhitmanHuffington Post
109LessAndrew Sean GreerQZ
110Let It Rain Imagination Soup
111Let’s Look at SpringSarah L. SchuetteWe Are Teachers
112Lincoln in the BardoGeorge SaundersGoop
113Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Days With Grey
114Little QuackLauren ThompsonGoodreads
115Little Seeds Medium
116Little White Rabbit Disney Baby
117Lola Plants a Garden Medium
118Make Way for Ducklings Disney Baby
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya
 Pragmatic Mom
120Maple Syrup SeasonAnn PurmellGoodreads
121MarshmallowClare Turlay NewberryGoodreads
122MiddlemarchGeorge EliotHuffington Post
123Miss Rumphius Pragmatic Mom
124Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy TaleSibylle von OlfersGoodreads
125My GardenKevin HenkesGoodreads
126Old BearKevin HenkesGoodreads
127One Rainy DayValeri GorbachevGoodreads
128Orlando: A BiographyVirginia WoolfQZ
129Outside Your Window: A First Book of NatureNicola DaviesLittle Book Big Story
130Over and Under the Pond Days With Grey
131Perfect Little WorldKevin WilsonGoop
132Peter Rabbit’s Springtime Disney Baby
133Plant a KissAmy Krouse RosenthalGoodreads
134Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and PaintingsDouglas FlorianGoodreads
135Puddles Home School Preschool
136Q Is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing GameMary EltingGoodreads
137Rabbit’s Good News Scholastic
138Rabbit’s Spring Adventure Woodland Trust
139Rachel’s Day in the Garden Days With Grey
140RainManya StojicGoodreads
141Rechenka’s EggsPatricia PolaccoGoodreads
142Red Rubber Boot DayMary Lyn RayGoodreads
143Robins!: How They Grow UpEileen ChristelowWe Are Teachers
144Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms Days With Grey
145Seed to Plant Days With Grey
146Seeds of Change Pragmatic Mom
147Silly Little Goose!Nancy TafuriGoodreads
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
149Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and FunBruce GoldstoneWe Are Teachers
150Spring for SophieYael WerberWe Are Teachers
Spring is Here (Bear and Mole Stories)
 Imagination Soup
152Spring is Here, Grumpy Bunny! 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
153Spring is Here! A Story About Seeds Home School Preschool
154Spring Surprises Home School Preschool
155Spring: A Pop-up Book Imagination Soup
156Spring: Bright Baby Touch and Feel Disney Baby
157Spring: Thinking about the seasons Woodland Trust
158Step Gently Out Disney Baby
159Storm is Coming! 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
160StuckOliver JeffersGoodreads
161The Alphabet Tree Days With Grey
162The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting BookNancy TafuriGoodreads
The Cat in the Hat Spring into Summer and Fall into Winter
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
164The Complete Book of Flower FairiesCicely Mary BarkerLittle Book Big Story
165The Country Bunny and the Little Gold ShoesDuBose HeywardGoodreads
166The Creation StoryNorman MessengerLittle Book Big Story
167The DrifterChristine LennonGoop
168The Easter Egg Disney Baby
169The Forever Garden Days With Grey
170The FuturesAnna PitoniakGoop
171The Gardener Pragmatic Mom
172The Giant Carrot Medium
173The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail Woodland Trust
174The Lamb and the Butterfly Disney Baby
175The Listening Walk Medium
176The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is DeadChanelle BenzGoop
177The Missing ChickValeri GorbachevGoodreads
178The MothersBrit BennettGoop
179The Rain Came Down Scholastic
180The Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneTennessee WilliamsHuffington Post
181The Runaway Bunny Disney Baby
182The Spring Chicken Home School Preschool
183The Spring Equinox: The Greening of the EarthEllen JacksonGoodreads
184The Spring VisitorsKarel HayesWe Are Teachers
185The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One DayJessica Courtney-TickleGoodreads
186The Thing about Spring, The Measured Mom
The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book
 The Measured Mom
188The Ugly Vegetables Pragmatic Mom
189The Wind BlewPat HutchinsGoodreads
190The Witch of Blackbird PondElizabeth George SpeareHuffington Post
191The World is Awake Days With Grey
192Thunder CakePatricia PolaccoGoodreads
193Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!George ShannonGoodreads
194Tops & Bottoms Days With Grey
195Until Spring Comes Imagination Soup
196Waiting for Wings Scholastic
197Wake Up, Baby Bear!Lynn PlourdeGoodreads
198Wake Up, It’s Spring!Lisa Campbell ErnstGoodreads
199Wake Up!Helen Frost and Rick LiederWe Are Teachers
Wake Up! Wake Up!: A Springtime Lift-the-Flap Book
 Disney Baby
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
 Pragmatic Mom
202Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from AfricaJeanette WinterGoodreads
203Wangari’s Gift to the World Pragmatic Mom
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story
 Pragmatic Mom
205Weather in Spring 
Tips From A Typical Mom Blog
206Welcome Spring Disney Baby
207Whatever Happened to Interracial LoveKathleen CollinsGoop
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
 Imagination Soup
209When The Rain Comes Pragmatic Mom
210Where Do They Go When It Rains?Gerda MullerGoodreads

17 Best Spring Season Book Sources/Lists

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