After a long a dark winter, it’s impossible to not get excited about the arrival of spring. There’s always a positive feeling in the air as flowers start to bloom and green grass begins poking through the dirt. Celebrate the arrival of the new season with these children’s books.
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
With simple illustrations and colorful text on large pages, this book is perfect for young children to begin appreciating the colors of spring. It also contains some more complicated vocabulary that can be taught to older children when they’re ready. It will make you and your kids ready to get outside and in the dirt.
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak
Part of a book trilogy about changing seasons, this book is perfect to share during the earliest signs of spring when winter is still hanging on. Follow a reading with a nature walk to point out some of the signs of the changes in nature that you noticed in the book. The illustrations are beautiful and perfect for a peaceful storytime session.
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer
Discover how all living things in the forest are connected, starting with an acorn. The beautiful illustrations show various ecosystems and make this book great for an accompanying science lesson. Take a nature walk after reading and have your kids point out some of the things you just read about as you stroll through the park or the woods.
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
This book tells the story of a young boy and his dog preparing a garden for spring. Children can learn enriching lessons about patience and friendship while the characters wait for their plants to grow. It will become an instant favorite and may inspire you to plant your own garden.