Spring is in the air, and with that comes plenty of fun time outside, observing the changing seasons. have a look at these spring-themed read alouds to get kids in the mood for the changing season and all that spring has to offer.
1. Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak
As the snow melts away and springtime makes its long-awaited return, kids can observe all the little changes around them. This book with its beautiful illustrations is the best way to welcome the new season and get kids excited about what lies ahead.
2. The Spring Book by Todd Parr
The season of spring comes with a ton of fun activities and holidays. The Spring Book takes kids on a journey through the season, looking at everything from watching flowers bloom to hunting for easter eggs.
3. Spring Stinks by Todd Parr
Bruce the Bear is highly disgruntled by the arrival of spring. In a hilarious juxtaposition, Ruth the Rabbit could not be more excited! Follow the two friends on a journey through spring, following their noses to explore all the wonders of the new season.
4. Abracadabra, It's Spring! by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Spring is truly a magical season with nature completely transforming before your eyes. Abracadabra, It's Spring" is a stunning engaging picture book with bright and bold illustrations taking children on a journey through nature as spring arrives.
5. Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
One of the most beautiful aspects of spring is flowers bursting into bloom. "Flower Garden" is a cute story about a girl planting her first flower garden. Follow her every step of the way from buying flowers at the shop to digging a hole, and enjoying the fruits of her labor.
6. Worm Weather by Jean Taft
This fun story is silly in all the best ways. The kid-friendly illustrations depict two kids having fun on a rainy spring day. The book is perfect for pre-K students as it has minimal writing and lots of fun rhyming and sound imitation.
7. When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
This book is part of a seasonal collection of books illustrating the beautiful changes from one season into another. The gorgeous illustrations are done in pastel, accompanied by simple explanations of all the changes kids can notice around them.
8. Let's Look at Spring by Sarah L. Schuette
Non-fiction books are a great way to let students see real-world changes brought about by spring. They can also relate the images to what they see around them. This book is classified as 4D, meaning many pages link to online resources through the book's app.
9. Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor and Alex Morss
Two kids explore their backyard garden with their dad in this entertaining story. The kids observe all the ways the warmer weather is waking up the garden from its long winter sleep.
10. Happy Spring Time by Kate McMullan
Winter can be a truly dreadful time but this fun picture book will help kids put that all behind them. This will fast become one of their favorite spring books as children get to celebrate the arrival of a new season and list all the wonderful new things that spring brings.
11. Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber
Will spring ever come? Skies outside Sophie's house stay grey and the snow will not subside. How will Sophie know when spring has arrived? Join Sophie and her mom in front of their cozy fireplace as they eagerly await the arrival of spring.
12. Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldstone
This is an excellent book about spring if you want something educational with tons of fun facts and activities. Discover spring through a collection of bright photographs showing off everything from clothes to nature.
13. Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum
This book for kids about spring shows a collection of adorable photos of baby animals. Fluffy ducklings and furry bunny rabbits show the rebirth that spring brings as mother nature goes into overdrive in the new season.
14. Every Day Birds
The arrival of spring is announced by the cheerful chatter of birds in the trees. Take this book along on bird searches to teach kids about everyday birds found in your garden. The creative paper-cutting illustrations and fun rhymes will help kids memorize bird species in no time.
15. The Spring Visitors by Karel Hayes
Summer guests leave a lakeside cottage just for a family of bears to take up hibernation in there. As spring arrives, they wake up from their slumber and have to make a hasty escape before new guests arrive. This will fast be one of your kids' fictional spring-themed stories as the bear family always ensures hearty bouts of laughter.
16. Toad Weather by Sandra Markle
Spring isn't all flowers and green grass, it also means rainy season in many parts. Join a girl, her mother, and grandmother on an adventure based on "Toad Detour Season" in Pennsylvania. A quirky adventure that is bound to get kids excited for the season!
17. Robins!: How They Grow Up by Eileen Christelow
The miracle of life is perfectly illustrated in this informative book. Take kids on a journey through the life cycle of baby robins as they watch mommy and daddy robin build a nest, lay their eggs, protect them from a sneaky squirrel, and dig for worms to feed their hungry babies.
18. Spring After Spring by Stephanie Roth Sisson
The book's full title, "Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement Hardcover", is quite the mouthful. But the book is a stunning and simple illustration of how the curiosity of one girl can have far-reaching effects on the world around her.
19. What Can You See in Spring? by Sian Smith
This is a great first spring book if you are trying to teach basic vocabulary. The bright pictures and easy to read text are perfect for young learners who can also use the pictures to draw parallels to real life. After the text, there is also a quiz to see if kids can draw their own conclusions about the season.
20. We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines
Follow the Gaines family on their epic adventure to plant their own garden. There are plenty of obstacles and disappointments along the way, teaching them valuable lessons. Follow their misadventures and perhaps embark on your own gardening journey with the kids.
21. Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand
Mole tries his best to wake his friend Bear who is still in deep winter slumber. Follow mole as he prepares a feast to welcome Bear into the springtime. Will Bear wake up or will all Mole's hard work have been for nothing?
22. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
This classic story has a powerful message and magnificent illustrations. Miss Rumphius is on a journey to beautify the world by spreading seeds all over the pastures near her home. Kids will learn the value of nature and protecting the world around them with this charming tale.
23. Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro
All summer long Bunny enjoyed the sound of kids reading books aloud near his home. When winter comes, bunny and his friends start breaking into the library to read books on their own. In the spring, the librarian finds them but instead of getting angry, gives them each a library card! A fun read for kids of all ages.
24. Splat the Cat: Oopsie-Daisy by Rob Scotton
Splat and his friend Seymore find a seed and decide to plant it indoors on a rainy spring day. What will grow and will they make a mess? The book also comes with a sheet of fun stickers for an added element of fun.