The Top 10 Springtime Books for Preschoolers
Spring is here, and so are our favorite springtime books! These are just some of our most-loved classroom reads that you can enjoy at home. Bloom with joy over each exciting and heartwarming tale from our top ten list of preschoolers’ springtime books.
Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber
Publishers Summary: From snowy days to gray skies, a little girl watches and waits and wonders, will spring ever come? And then one day…Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring. Day after day, the same snow is frozen outside her window, and the skies above are as gray as the day before. And then Sophie thinks, will spring ever come, and how will I know it is here?
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak
Publishers Summary: Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring.
It’s Spring! By Linda Glaser
Publishers Summary: In spring, what people wear changes; the weather changes, and animals change. Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculptures convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the spring season.
Singing in the Rain by Tim Hopgood
Publishers Summary: I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, Oh, what a glorious feeling!
Spring calls in this classic Broadway number brought to life in a beautiful picture book―perfect for sharing! Jump in puddles, raise umbrellas, and dance with joy through the pages of this visual story. With colorful, springy scenes and the familiar lyrics, this is a beautiful, gift-worthy, feel-good read-aloud.
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
Publishers Summary: What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground, and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!
As with Il Sung Na’s previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text—all wrapped up in a gorgeous package.
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Shertle and Jill McElmurry
Publishers Summary: Celebrate the beauty of springtime with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck! 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!
Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum
Publishers Summary: Surround yourself in Everything Spring. Stunning photography and detailed imagery capture the uplifting spirit of our favorite season in this counterpart to the National Geographic bestseller A Tree for All Seasons. We think of spring, and we feel warmer, sunny days, we smell the freshness of nature’s flowers blooming again, and we picture little chicks and furry bunnies.
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Publishers Summary: Filled with excitement, a city girl and her father pick out a wonderful assortment of flowers, carry them home, and, sitting on a newspaper, lovingly transplant them to a window box as a birthday surprise for Mom. The bouncing verse encourages readers to share the child’s anticipation and pride in her work, while the richly colored oil paintings accurately depict flowers so bright and beautiful, you’ll want to reach out and smell them. There are plenty of details for curious kids to find, including myriad instances of floral motif, from the child’s tights to a bus passenger’s dress to the plate the birthday cake is served on.
Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien and Susan Gal
Publishers Summary: Winter turns to spring in this lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons. Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of spring’s arrival, revealing what happens when snow melts, trees bud, flowers bloom, birds arrive, and eggs and cocoons hatch. Finally, it’s warm enough to pack away winter clothes and go out and play!
Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Publishers Summary: One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump (a bird), something wiggly and pink (a worm), and something green that hops and leaps (a frog). But before it’s time to go back inside, Mouse finds something with petals that’s soft and new…the prettiest flower he’s ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?