The weather is starting to get warmer, which means it’s time for some Spring books! We’ve got 20 titles, perfect for kindergarteners, to help get you in the mood for all things spring. From stories about Spring arriving to gardening and worms, there is something for everyone on this list. So dig into a good book with your students!
Spring Books For Kindergarten
Spring books are the perfect way to get your students excited about the warmer weather and all of the new life that comes with it. They can show us what is happening in the outside world, how other people celebrate, and even give us ideas for what to do when the weather gets nicer.
Here are our top 20 picks for spring books that celebrate the season. From stories about baby animals to tales of planting gardens, these picture books will please any Kindergarten student. So sit down with your class and enjoy some of the best picture books for Springtime!
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson
Fletcher loves everything about Springtime. However, when he sees snow falling in the Springtime, he’s worried that his favorite season might be over. But as it turns out, there’s a surprise in store. What he thought was snow were blossoms. A sweet read with beautiful illustrations.
Worm Weather by Jean Taft
It’s time to splash in the puddles and spring rain! First-time children’s author Jean Taft brings readers an imaginative and playful story that will have students hooked from the first page. This picture book is perfect for rainy days, as it follows the story of kids who love to splash in puddles and a worm who loves the rain just as much. It is perfect for Kindergarten, and it is a great way to introduce a unit about worms.
Finding Spring by Carin Berger
A cute story about a little bear cub who can’t stop thinking about spring. Maurice is supposed to be hibernating but stays awake and sneaks out of the cave to search for signs of spring. When a snowflake falls, he is sure spring has come. Maurice scoops up some snow and returns to his mother to sleep. When he wakes up in the warmer weather, his piece of spring has melted. This is an excellent book for Springtime! However, this time spring has really arrived in all its beauty.
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
A delightful story about a boy and an assortment of pets who plant seeds and patiently wait for them to grow. Time passes, and the boy worries, will those seeds ever sprout? Did something terrible happen to them? But soon enough, the brown is gone and replaced by green. Perfect for Springtime! An excellent book about nature, growth, and the changing seasons.
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek
This book is about the anticipation and arrival of spring. It showcases the beautiful things that come with the season, from the leaves and flowers blooming to the baby birds being born. Before spring arrives, the world looks somewhat drab and dreary, but if you wait patiently, beauty unfolds. Spring brings rain, mud, sprouting seeds, and green grass. This book is perfect for reading aloud to a group or class, as it will inspire discussion and excitement about the season.
Pair this story with an activity in which children write and illustrate their own book about the signs of spring.
Spring read alouds for kindergarten
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
A mother and child plant a garden full of flowers. They watch as the seeds grow into plants and, finally, flowers. As the flowers grow, they admire the rainbow of colors in their garden. At the end of the book, you will find a list of flowers that correspond to each color. This is a great book to use if you are starting a unit about plant life cycles as it goes through a plant’s life, from planting the seed to rainbow flowers.
Spring is Here! By Will Hillenbrand
Mole smells spring in the air and is determined to wake up Bear from his long winter nap. Despite all of Mole’s efforts, Bear continues to sleep. That is until Mole bakes a special springtime surprise for his friend. It is the perfect way to wake. This book is a lovely way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. A must-have read for any Kindergarten library.
Shake a Leg, Egg! By Curt Cyrus
A family of geese anxiously waits for their last gosling to hatch. The other animals enjoy the spring sunshine, but the geese watch and wait for their new arrival. Finally, the egg hatches, and the baby geese join in the fun. This playful book celebrates the excitement and anticipation of a new baby, with beautiful illustrations of the animals in their natural habitat. Perfect for Springtime reading.
Mud by Mary Lyn Ray
Most young children love to splash in puddles and play with mud. Ray’s simple poem captures the joy of seeing winter slowly melt into the mud. We watch a child’s yellow boots and red socks transform into muddy feet and toes. This book is perfect for any young reader who loves getting dirty!
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
A lovely spring offering from the author of the delightful Lola books. In this story, Lola learns about gardening when she reads a collection of garden poems with her mother. She decides to plant a garden with her mother and wait for the flowers to grow. Waiting is challenging, as your Kindergarten students all know. A charming tale about the joys of gardening, waiting patiently and celebrating with friends. This would be the perfect story to read if you plan to plant seeds with your students.
Spring Books for Kids
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
“Because of an Acorn” is a beautiful picture book about the life cycle of an acorn. But it goes so much further than that. Children will learn how one acorn can impact an entire ecosystem. From one acorn comes a tree. From the tree comes shelter, food, and maybe even a forest of trees. Everything is interconnected. What a great way to learn about ecosystems and food chains.
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
A young girl plants a garden in the window box of her apartment as a surprise for her mother’s birthday. The box is full of pansies, tulips, daffodils, geraniums, and daisies. The family celebrates with a cake and candles. This book is an excellent example of how spring comes everywhere, even into the city. It is also a great way to show children that gardens can grow anywhere.
Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor
Two children and their father explore their backyard and observe different plants and animals coming to life. Each page features beautiful illustrations of other creatures responding to the warmer weather and longer days. This book is worth leaving out for students to look through themselves.
A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox by Wendy Pfeffer
The Spring equinox has been celebrated by many different cultures through the ages. It happens when days begin to lengthen, animals give birth to their young, and the growing season begins.
A New Beginning tells how different cultures worldwide celebrate the spring equinox. The book also explains what causes spring and talks about changes we can expect to see when the spring season arrives.
Sorting Through Spring by Lizann Flatt
An excellent book that teaches about the patterns and rhythms of nature during the spring season. The book is filled with colorful illustrations that depict various animals in their natural habitats. Each page features a math question about a different aspect of spring, from counting raindrops to identifying patterns in schools of fish. This book is a great way to combine reading and math.
Spring books for children
Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK, It’s Spring by Marion Dane Bauer
There are strange noises in the night. They wake up a child who goes downstairs and finds a bear in the yard. The Bear explains it’s time, and they embark on a quest to discover the source of the strange noises. They journey through the forest and are quickly joined by more animals, creating a happy parade to welcome the spring. This book is a delightful way to celebrate the arrival of Springtime.
The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk
This funny book is about a group of friends who are excited about spring, but Rabbit is not. He is convinced that spring is bound to bring trouble because it rains all the time and the days are much too long. However, his friends quickly point out all the good things about spring, like warmer days and blooming flowers. In the end, Rabbit’s friends convince him that there are many good things about spring.
It’s Spring by Susan Swan
A young boy uses all his senses to experience the different aspects of spring. He feels soft buds, hears the birds chirping, and smells spring flowers. He also notices that the days are getting longer, and it is warmer. The book also includes a list of spring nature activities. This book can springboard into discussions about what you can hear, see, smell and feel in spring.
Good-bye Winter, Hello Spring by Kazuo Iwamura
Three squirrels follow the melting snow to explore where it goes. They end up stranded on a log in the middle of a lake before being brought safely back to shore by some ducks. They are reunited with their parents, who have come to find them. The book touches upon the water cycle and migration of ducks. Still, it is mainly about the adventures of the squirrels. Perfect for exploring the transition from winter to spring with young children.
Spring Stinks by Ryan T. Higgins
Bruce, the grumpy Bear, does not like spring at all. The reason? Spring stinks! However, his friend Ruth takes him on a quest to smell spring scents, including green grass and woodsy trees. Things go sideways pretty quickly when Bruce smells wet moose. He does not like wet moose! Bruce is still grumpy at the end of the book, but children find this book hilarious. It is a quick read and will get your students giggling.
Best spring books
We hope this list of picture books for spring gave you some new titles to enjoy with your students. Why not buy a few more books for your library this year? Do you have any favorite picture books for spring that didn’t make the list? Share them with us in the comments below! And be sure to check our other book recommendations, perfect for any time of year.
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