As winter is winding down and spring is just around the corner, I am sharing a list of delightful children’s books for spring. With spring comes sunshine, blooming flowers, and lots of life to explore outdoors (check out this free Spring Scavenger Hunt).
However, the season also brings its share of rainy days making it the perfect opportunity to cuddle up and enjoy a sweet picture book with your little ones.
Listed below are several sweet books to read with children during spring. Some of the books are classics that you may already own and the others can easily be accessed at your local library or online. Each photo is linked to the suggested book on Amazon.
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10 Delightful Children’s Books for Spring
One of my favorite books to read aloud to my children, The Bee Tree is a fun and whimsical tale of Mary Ellen and her grandpa’s bee finding adventure.
Beatrix Potter’s classic is the perfect springtime children’s book. This story presents the opportunity to discuss talking points that include gardening, sowing, reaping, obedience, and mischief.
Miss Rimphius is the story of the fictional character Miss Alice Rumphius who made the world a more beautiful place by planting lupines in the wild.
An informational book that walks children through the process of how seeds grow into the plants and trees around us. How a Seed Grows features beautiful watercolor illustrations and a fun experiment that takes readers step-by-step through the plant growth process.
With beautiful cut-paper illustrations, It’s Spring is a sweet book to introduce children to the spring season making it a great children’s book for spring.
This classic story of the Mallard duck’s search for a good home. Make Way for Ducklings is a wonderful book to read aloud to young children. Children will enjoy counting the ducks and naming all of the Mallard ducklings.
In this sweet story, Corduroy and his friends enjoy the springtime weather. With the sun shining and flowers blooming, Corduroy and his friends plant a beautiful flower garden. They share and take care of the garden with one another.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved classic and one of my favorite childhood books. Children will fall in love with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and while it is a timeless story, it‘s especially sweet to read during the Spring.
Lola wants to plant her own beautiful garden of flowers after finding inspiration through a collection of poems she reads with her mommy. Little ones will love to follow Lola’s love of reading and the adventure of starting her own garden. The illustrations in this story are precious.
This English fairy tale is a great fit for springtime. Kids will love hearing of Jack’s adventure which includes a giant and a chicken that lays golden eggs. In addition to reading Jack and the Beanstalk, consider trying this simple bean sprout activity as a go-along.