Spring Books to Enjoy Together

Spring Books to Enjoy Together


by Rachel Wells

Spring is bound to have its fair share of rainy days, and what better way to spend them than with a good book! Switching out books seasonally for your child helps them make real-world connections, while encouraging a love of reading. It’s important to add a mix of both fiction and non-fiction books to your collection in order to strike a balance between learning facts and enjoying fun adventures together.

We’ve compiled a list of spring books that have all been given rave reviews by both our own children and students – and we are confident your child will love these books as much as we enjoyed putting this list together. So whether you take a special trip to the library, or head to the store for new treasures to add to your collection at home, you are definitely going to want to put these picks at the top of your spring reading pile.


And Then It’s Spring

by Julie Fogliano

Recommended for ages 4-8

A little boy and his dog decide they are done with all the brown mud that appeared after winter and decide to plant a garden – spring must be on its way!


Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

by Kate Messner

Recommended for ages 5-8

Explore the hidden world found under a garden! In this book you get to explore together all the fun that lies down in the dirt over the course of the year.


The Tiny Seed

by Eric Carle

Recommended for ages 3-8

Follow a tiny seed through its adventures to becoming a beautiful flower.


Michael Recycle 

by Ellie Bethel

Recommended for ages 5-8

Visit the town of Abberdoo-Rimey, where Michael Recycle teaches everyone about recycling.


Toad Weather

by Sandra Markle

Recommended for ages 5- 8

A little girl, along with her mother and grandmother go on a rainy day adventure where they and end up rescuing migrating toads.


The Curious Garden

by peter Brown

Recommended for ages 4-8

A little boy is determined to bring some green to his urban world. Once he finds a struggling garden and decides to take care of it, the garden grows and covers the whole city in green!


Spring Stinks

by Ryan Higgins

Recommended for ages 2-5

Ruth the bunny loves the smells of spring, but Bruce the bear may not feel the same.


Worm Weather

by Jean Taft

Recommended for ages 3-5

The young kids in the story love playing in puddles, but they soon realize how much fun the worms are having out there too!


Let’s Look at Spring

by Sarah L. Schuette

Recommended for ages 4-8

A wonderful non-fiction book that shows some of the amazing changes that happen in spring!


When Spring Comes

by Kevin Henkes

Recommended for ages 4-7

This story goes through changes that happen in every season, and ends with a detailed look at the joys of spring.


If You Plant a Seed

by Kadir Nelson

Recommended for ages 4-8

This story not only helps children understand the process of planting and growing, but also what happens when children plant seeds of kindness in others.


Frog and Toad are Friends

by Arnold Lobel

Recommended for ages 4-8

Frog is looking forward to having adventures with his best friend Toad – if Toad would ever wake up from his long winter nap!


Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun 

by Bruce Goldstone

Recommended for ages 4-8

This book is filled with fun spring facts, beautiful images, and cool craft ideas to help your child understand all about what makes spring so spectacular.


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