With spring just a day away I wanted to compile a list of the Top 5 children’s books about spring list that we are reading. Reading with my daughter helps inspire her mind and while reading these books we come up with all sorts of wonderful spring inspired activities. Recently we ventured out and went on a nice walk. While we were walking we spotted so many beautiful flowers blooming, birds chirping and the gentle breeze perfect for kite flying.
These books should definitely be in rotation at your house for spring. Our family really enjoys them.
Planing a Rainbow by Lois Elhert. This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings as well as how to nurture their growth.
My, Oh My–A Butterfly by Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu. With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Dick see a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! Along the way, beginning readers will find out how butterflies see thousands of images at once, drink nectar from flowers, avoid predators, and can be identified by size, shape, and color. Readers will also follow the amazing migration of millions of monarchs.
Waiting for Wings by Lois Elhert. Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat–and how? With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.
Caterpillar Spring by Rader’s Digest Staff, Susan Hood. With a fun-to-read, rhyming story, the book features a colourful, fabric-covered spring that stretches and winds through the colourful scenes, mimicking the motion of a crawling caterpillar.
Spring Things by Bob Raczka. Winter melts into spring with the sights and sounds of hopping and skipping, sowing and mowing, and blading and lemonading.
Once you start looking you’ll find a large choice of books for any child in your family. We just went to the book store this weekend and we bought a few of these listed above. I also stopped by our local library and found a few Jasmine really likes. While I was at the library I found out there are having summer reading camps and it’s totally free. Learning, reading and enjoying the seasons is so much fun.
What books do you like to read with your child for Spring?
I haven’t heard of any of these books. I will definitely be checking them out. My son is currently obsessed with caterpillars so I’m going to start with Caterpillar Spring.
We love reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Have you read that? Caterpillars can be so much fun, especially to learn about.
These are all such cute picks! My little girl turns 2 in July, and is at such an incredibly fun age – I love being able to take her outside to explore. She loves to find little spring flowers poking through the dirt, and bugs, and rocks 🙂 I’ll have to check out some of these great books too! Sharing on FB!
Two is such a FUN age. I miss my little girl being that age. I’m sure you’ll have all sorts of fun adventures planned for her 🙂
Great choices – their illustrations really catch the eye and educational too! My kids are too old for them but I am always looking for new books for my young nieces and nephews.
I love giving books as gifts so maybe your nieces and nephews would enjoy them for birthdays? Thanks for stopping by!