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15 Sensational Spring Books for Children

From the blooming flowers, to the trees and grass turning back into vibrant shades of green, to the sun staying out longer, there are so many things to get excited about for Spring. This list is full of fantastic books that capture these feeling and will get your child into the seasonal spirit.

Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story

by Will Hillenbrand (Author)

Mole can smell that spring is in the air, but Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap! Excitedly he taps on the window and knocks on the door. He even tries playing a trumpet to wake his friend so they can celebrate together... and Bear keeps snoozing. Will Mole be able to wake him?

Pete the Cat and the Easter Basket Bandit

by James Dean (Author, Illustrator), Kimberly Dean (Author)

Pete and his friends hunt for his missing Easter basket in this storybook—complete with a fold-out poster, stickers, and cards perfect for Easter celebrations! It's Easter morning, and Pete's Easter basket is nowhere to be found!

Who could've taken it?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Spring

by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)

Celebrate spring with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and his friends in this exploration of the season. Young readers can learn all about seasonal sensory experiences, like watching clouds change shapes, feeling cool rain on your skin, sniffing fresh blooming flowers, and so much more!

Little Blue Truck's Springtime

by Alice Schertle (Author), Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

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?

Spencer Knows Spring

by Tiffany Obeng (Author), Tharushi Fernando (Illustrator)

Spencer Knows Spring is a celebration of spring's arrival! Written in simple, engaging text, Spencer cheerfully observes the signs of spring. The beautiful, friendly and charming illustrations make this the perfect book to introduce spring to preschool and early elementary aged children.

And Then It's Spring

by Julie Fogliano (Author), Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait… and wait… until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

Playing Through The Seasons: Budding Flowers, Breezy Days

by Essie Bell (Author), Anastasia Pronina (Illustrator)

With both sunshine and rainstorms, spring is a season full of Budding Flowers and Breezy Days. Can this dad and his daughter find ways to spend their days now that winter is over and the snow is melting?

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

by Julia Rawlinson (Author), Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)

Fletcher enjoys the sunny weather and the warmth of spring. But when he stumbles across snowy flakes gently floating to the ground, he spreads the news of winter’s return to all his friends. But spring is full of wonderful surprises for Fletcher and his friends.

Welcome Spring

by Jill Ackerman (Author), Nancy Davis (Illustrator)

This bright, tactile board book celebrates a first encounter with the most cheerful season: spring! Bold, simple illustrations and textures show what a child first sees, hears, touches, and feels. And no matter how windy or wet it may be outside, this child ends up safe and dry in Mommy's arms.

The Raccoon Who Stole Easter

Can kindness save the day? Will the raccoon learn the true meaning of Easter? Filled with stunning illustrations and heart-warming moments, this picture book will become an instant favorite for children and adults alike.

I See Spring

Celebrate the season of spring with raindrops, robins, bluebells, and butterflies! In Charles Ghigna’s I See Spring, colorful illustrations are matched with rhyming, easy-to-read text that explores rain falling, flowers blooming, and other springtime wonders.

When Spring Comes

by Kevin Henkes (Author), Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)

Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it!

The Honeybee

by Kirsten Hall (Author), Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)

Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.

The Tiny Seed

by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers.

Lola Plants a Garden

by Anna McQuinn (Author), Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)

How does your garden grow? Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening. They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Find out if all of Lola’s hard work pays off!

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