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As winter changes to spring, stock up on picture books to celebrate the season. This list of spring books for preschoolers is a great place to start!
As you begin gathering books for your spring lesson plans, check out the books below. You’ll find books about spring weather, gardening, signs of spring, and more.
The hardest part of searching through the list below is deciding which one to read first.
Spring Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers get excited about spring.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Spring Stinks: A Little Bruce Book – Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smelly springtime smells of spring with Bruce! But what will Bruce think of all that stink?
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story – Mole can smell that spring is in the air, but Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap!
Worm Weather – Join in the rainy-day fun, as kids splash through the puddles, affecting another weather enthusiast, a nearby worm.
When Spring Comes – 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!
Lola Plants a Garden – How does your garden grow? Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening.
In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb – Rattling windows with the roar of a late-winter storm, March shows up like a lion– wild and messy, muddy and wet. This story tells of the changeable nature of spring weather, as the lion makes way for the lamb—with a huge sneeze!—as the trees and flowers spring into bloom.
Tops and Bottoms – Once a upon a time, there was a lazy Bear and a clever Hare. Bear had lots of money and lots of land but all he wanted to do was sleep. Hare had nothing but hungry children, so he came up with a plan to convince Bear to split his land down the middle—tops and bottoms. Hare can work all day and Bear can sleep. It’s the perfect solution! Or is it?
Everything Spring – In this 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.
Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up – After a long sleepy winter, the trees, flowers, and animals are getting ready for a busy spring. Discover all the different ways nature wakes up when spring arrives in this fresh and fun story of a family exploring their garden.
Spring is Here! – Discover the world as it wakes from its winter slumber as the flowers blossom, the animals come out from their resting place, and nature comes alive during this season of renewal.
I See Spring – Celebrate the season of spring with raindrops, robins, bluebells, and butterflies!
And Then It’s Spring – 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.
Miss Rumphius – Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan.
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime – Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is out for a ride with his good friend Toad. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming—it’s a beautiful spring day! Who will they see along the way? Open the flaps to meet all of the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep!
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms – Fletcher enjoys the sunny weather and the warmth of spring. But when he stumbles across snowy flakes gently floating to the ground, he spreads the news of winter’s return to all his friends. But spring is full of wonderful surprises for Fletcher and his friends.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
This spring themed play dough kit will provide hours of creative and sensory based play for your little ones.
Little ones will love making this sweet little wooden bunny fluffy by using the bamboo tongs to place the wool balls into the divots! This activity will help develop rote counting, one to one correspondence, build subitizing skills, encourage addition and subtraction practice!