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This is the perfect time of year to read rainbow books for toddlers and preschoolers. From board books to easy readers, these books are perfect for kids!
We love this time of year. Any time it rains, we’re on the lookout for a rainbow spanning the sky afterward.
Several times, when we’ve seen rainbows from the car, we’ve chased the rainbow to try to find the end. The kids get such a big kick out of doing that.
Whether you’re filling your book basket with stories about rainbows and colors or you’re looking for nonfiction books to read to your preschoolers, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for on the list below.
Rainbow Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Fill your book basket with a great collection of rainbow books for toddlers and preschoolers. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Planting a Rainbow | This enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.
Colors with Ladybug | Written in rhyming verse, the ladybug’s journey and colorful characters will appeal to a child’s imagination and promote a love of books.
A Rainbow of My Own | A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
Rainbow | This book explores all the colors of the rainbow. Each tab reveals beautiful, bold creatures in a world of color, such as indigo whales, blue skies, green crocodiles, yellow lions, orange tigers, red foxes, and more.
Chasing Rainbows | Sally and Nick want to paint rainbows, but they don’t know what colors to use, or what order to put the colors. And where do rainbows come from, anyway?
Rainbow Colors Peekaboo! | This colorful board book is perfect for infants who love playing peekaboo. Your child will be filled with delight as they pull back the flaps to reveal exciting surprises.
My Rainbow Surprise | My Rainbow Surprise is sure to delight curious readers of all ages with its irresistible rainbow theme, rhyming text, foil title, and eye-catching illustrations.
All the Colors of the Rainbow | With striking, full-color photos and just the right amount of text, this series immediately involves young readers as they discover intriguing facts about the fascinating world around them.
How to Make a Liquid Rainbow | Safe, simple instructions and large, clear photographs lead curious readers through the steps to make a rainbow with everyday items.
Rainbow and You | Everyone knows rainbows look magical, but how do they work?
I Love You More Than Rainbows | Using fun rhymes, sweet words, vibrant illustrations, and flowing, easy-to-understand text, I Love You More Than Rainbows helps children understand the words “I Love You” with things in their daily world.
Little Owl’s Colors | During daytime, Little Owl’s forest is full of colors—like the sparkling blue pond and the hungry green frog sitting on a grassy green bank. From yellow bees to purple butterflies, there’s a rainbow of bright colors to look at and learn!
Rainbow | What is that colorful arc in the sky? It is a rainbow. Rainbows are always pretty to look at, but where do they come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of rainbows…
The Rainbow Book | Emotions are as bright and unique as rainbows. The Rainbow Book explores the relationship between colors and sentiments they might inspire.
Ruby’s Rainbow | Join Max and Ruby for a rainy day full of fun!
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow | The Sun and the Clouds are best friends. Together they keep the world warm, the gardens growing, and the sky full of beautiful rainbows. But one day they get into a fight and refuse to be in the sky together. And that means there are no longer any rainbows…
Light Makes a Rainbow | Learn the science behind how light makes a rainbow of different colors in this colorful reader!
God Painted Us a Rainbow | In this rhyming picture book, children learn to thank God for all types of days. Rainy, sunny, foggy or clear, there is so much beauty to be shared.
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow | George’s city friends Betsy and Steve are taking their first trip to visit him in the country. When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George is introduced to all the beautiful colors of the spectrum!
My Color is Rainbow | Follow Little White Arch on his journey as he wonders what his color could be. Along the way he meets many colorful characters who help him realize the answer.
Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed) | The rain had stopped and the sun was coming out. And Ava knew that meant one thing…A RAINBOW!
The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow | When Roy G. Biv, a leprechaun, appears and asks Colleen’s help in saving the St. Patrick’s Day parade, she offers items of different colors to rebuild his lost rainbow, but is reluctant to part with a special gift from her grandfather.
Rainbows | One of the best things about a rainy day is the possibility of seeing a rainbow, but there’s more to rainbows than meets the eye!
Which of these rainbow books will you read first?
This wooden rainbow sewing kit is a great way to to have older preschoolers work on their fine motor skills.
Toddlers and younger preschoolers will strengthen hand-eye coordination with this wooden rainbow stacking toy.