Popular Picture Books about Spring
Browse some popular picture books about spring. Celebrate this season of growth and changes with books that include blooming flowers, trees, baby animals and gardening.
Spring is a wonderful time of year. There is a positive feeling in the air as flowers start to bloom and leaves return to the trees. It is not too hot or too cold and I don’t even mind the rain. It also means the Easter holidays or Spring Break will be right around the corner. And what teacher can’t wait for a break!
Spring Books for Children
These picture books about spring celebrates this season of change and new beginnings. You will find stories about flowers, trees, baby animals and gardening.
Bird House by Blanca Gómez
A grandmother and granddaughter find an injured bird on a snowy day. Together, they nurse it back to health. They set the healthy bird free, respecting that it belongs in the wild. The grandmother teaches the young girl that the bird is not theirs to keep, but is welcome to visit the birdhouse they built.
The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton
Finding Spring by Carin Berger
As the bears prepare to hibernate, all Maurice can think about is experiencing spring for the first time. He confuses snowflakes with the signs of spring. He collects the snow only to find it has melted when he wakes in spring, but he finally witnesses the beauty of spring.
Reinforces themes of enthusiasm, patience and seasons.
The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel are having the perfect day in Bert’s backyard. Perfect until Bear eats their food, crushes the daffodils and drinks the water. What was a wonderful day for a group of friends is no longer, but from Bear’s perspective, his day is perfect!
Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson
Another of several gardening picture books about spring. Press, tap, jiggle and point as a flower goes through the stages of growth. When the flower has bloomed its seeds drop to the ground to start the cycle of life again.
The Secret Garden by Claire Freedman
After the death of her parents in India, a young girl is sent to live in Yorkshire at the home of her uncle. Alone and bad mannered, she explores the estate and discovers a neglected and secret garden. With the help of a young gardener she makes new friends and returns the garden to its former glory.
Tad by Benji Davies
Tad is the smallest tadpole in the pond. His siblings embrace their inevitable change into frogs, but Tad is scared. He soon learns that it may be difficult to face our fears, but things will work out in the end.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
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What are your favourite picture books about spring to read in your classroom or library?