It's Spring!

Celebrate the change in season with these picture books to share.

Updated April 3, 2023
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Vallepur, Shalini
When the days start to get longer and the sun shines a little warmer, we know spring is on the way! Sometimes rainy and cool, sometimes warm and sunny, spring is the time when baby animals are born and when plants start to reach from the soil to the sky. Readers ready to come out of hibernation find...
Spring sings for the grouchy ladybug
Carle, Eric
Perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Hugs and Kisses for The Grouchy Ladybug and 1, 2, 3 with the 10 Little Rubber Ducks! From the World of Eric Carle comes a brand-new book starring The Grouchy Ladybug, a favorite character for over 40 years. ...
Spring parade
Kay, Camelia
Spring Parade is a playful and vibrant picture-book ode to the arrival of spring in all its glory from author Camelia Kay and illustrator Allyn Howard. Here comes spring! March along with Mama and Baby Bunny as they welcome a festive parade of budding...
A spring treasury of recipes, crafts, and wisdom
Ferraro-Fanning, Angela
Families looking for nature-based fun away from phones and screens will adore this wholesome children's collection of cooking, crafting, and gardening projects, locally printed on 100% recycled paper.   In the Little Homesteader: A Spring Treasury of Recipes,...
First notes of spring
Kulekjian, Jessica
Not Quite Narwhal meets ­­­­And Then It's Spring in this funny, charming picture book debut about marching to the beat of your own drum to create a song that wakes Spring. Juniper can't wait to audition for the First Notes of Spring, the orchestra that melts away...
The very hungry caterpillar's first spring
Carle, Eric
There are so many ways to spend a bright spring day. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and explore everything the season has to offer! Celebrate spring with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his friends in this exploration of the season. Young readers can learn all about seasonal...
The spring book
Parr, Todd
New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr captures the beauty of spring in this sweet and silly book about the wonders of a season. With his colorful illustrations, playful humor, and inclusive storytelling, beloved author Todd Parr has long...
Happy springtime!
McMullan, Kate
When winter is at its coldest and darkest, take heart! Every day the sun shines longer, Spring is on its way! All winter, the days grow a little bit longer, The nights grow a little bit shorter, until the day becomes exactly as long as the night. On that day we...
What I see in spring
Jacks, Danielle J.
What I See In Spring introduces emergent readers to the weather patterns, clothing, and sights of spring while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support...
I Want to.. .
Gao, Hongbo
Spring stinks
Higgins, Ryan T.
Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smelly springtime smells of spring with Bruce! But what will Bruce think of all that stink?
Goodbye winter, hello spring
Pak, Kenard
In a simple, cheerful conversation with nature, a young boy observes how the season changes from winter to spring in Kenard Pak's Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring. As days stretch longer, animals creep out from their warm dens, and green begins to grow again, everyone knows...
Spring with Lily and Milo
Oud, Pauline
"These suggested general purchases for all libraries are well designed for language development and early reading." - School Library Journal "The thick, durable pages make this perfect for multiple readings and page turnings for the youngest listeners." - Kirkus Reviews ...
Schuh, Mari C.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about animals and weather in the Spring season.
Duck, duck, dinosaur : spring smiles
George, K.
Little ones will enjoy this sweet and funny story featuring a sneezing dinosaur! It's wonderful springtime, and there are so many flowers, leaves, and seeds outside. Siblings Feather, Flap, and Spike want to explore on a sunny day. But will Spike's sneezes make him the odd...
Patience, Miyuki
Galliez, Roxane Marie
"The illustrations in some picture books are so devouringly gorgeous... It's a beauty."--The Wall Street Journal   "Galliez's lively, descriptive text pairs nicely with Ratanavanh's bright, graphic illustrations that feature bold floral patterns...
In blossom
Yooju, Cheon
One day, a cat and dog meet on a bench. The cat eats her lunch. The dog reads his book. But the sun twinkles, the breeze blows, and there's something sweet in the air... This is a beautifully illustrated story of the joys of spring and finding a new friend. 
Brundle, Harriet
From April showers to May flowers, this book introduces readers to everything spring! Simple, age-appropriate language encourages early readers, and gorgeous full-color photographs and a playful design will transfix even reluctant readers. They'll relate to fun spring activities, such as Easter egg...
Pettiford, Rebecca
After the dead of winter, spring is sprung, and the world comes to life! Flowers bloom, animals wake from their long slumbers, and children splash in puddles as the sun warms the air. This bright read will refresh young readers as they learn about the sights, sounds, and activities of spring!
Mouse loves spring
Thompson, Lauren
On a warm, windy day Mouse discovers splashing frogs and fluttering birds in this beautiful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read book about spring! One bright, sunny day Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump--a bird; and something wiggly and...
Pip & Pup
Yelchin, Eugene
An adorable baby chick and puppy become barnyard friends in this wordless picture book from Newbery Honor author Eugene Yelchin. Across the barnyard, Pip the chick spots a new friend to play with--Pup! But Pup isn't sure he likes how Pip plays--too rough. These two friends will...
Hello spring!
Rotner, Shelley
A vibrant celebration of the natural changes and human joys of springtime   A cacophonous celebration of nature's return to vibrancy after a long, quiet winter, Hello Spring! features bright, enticing photographs from award-winning National Geographic...
Wake up!
Frost, Helen
The world is wide awake -- are you? Stunning photos and poetic text usher readers into the early moments of life all around them. Wake up! Come out and explore all the new creatures being born -- just-hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, a baby fawn in the woods. In...
Pig & Goose and the first day of spring
Bond, Rebecca
Find Pig and Goose a place on the friendship shelf with the likes of Frog and Toad, Elephant and Piggie, and Houndsley and Catina. -Kirkus Reviews An unlikely friendship springs to life with good humor, kindness, and compassion. In this early...
Shake a leg, egg!
Cyrus, Kurt
From celebrated author-illustrator Kurt Cyrus comes a playful and whimsical picture book that celebrates the excitement and anticipation of a soon-to-be-born baby. It's springtime, and the pond is bursting with new life. There are beaver pups, heron hatchlings, and lots and lots...
Dormouse dreams
Wilson, Karma
As Dormouse dreams -- and snores -- his way from winter to spring, he imagines going on fantastical adventures with his best dormouse friend. Whimsical illustrations feature other animals entertaining themselves with dart games, cross-country skiing, flying airplanes, and more while Dormouse...
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar
Wilson, Steve
In this sequel to Hedgehugs, Horace and Hattie return for another sweet story of friendship. It's spring! And everything is colorful--rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide...
Finding spring
Berger, Carin
Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring--and he thinks he's found it! Gloriously illustrated with dioramas and cut-paper collages by the award-winning designer and illustrator Carin Berger, this stunning picture book celebrates the changing of...
There was an old lady who swallowed a frog!
Colandro, Lucille
Spring is in the air, and everyone's favorite old lady is ready to celebrate!That zany old lady is back--and with a serious case of spring fever! This time she's swallowing items to make the most of the season...with a beautiful garden!With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively...
The thing about spring
Kirk, Daniel
Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the...
Amoroso, Cynthia
A very simple introduction to the spring season, when it occurs, and the weather associated with it.
People in spring
Rustad, Martha E. H.
In spring, people plant seeds in gardens. Students have their last weeks of school. See how everyone celebrates this special season.
Animals in spring
Rustad, Martha E. H.
In spring, young animals are born. Some animals wake up from long winter slumbers. Others migrate from winter homes to summer homes. See how animals come to life in the spring season.
Pinkalicious : fairy house
Kann, Victoria,
999 frogs wake up
Kimura, Ken
"...this book is a gift to the youngest readers, who should thoroughly enjoy it." - Publishers Weekly Wake up--it's springtime in the swamp! As 999 young frogs awaken, they panic to find that all of the other animals are still asleep. First they wake the biggest frog... then the...
Plants in spring
Rustad, Martha E. H.
In spring, seeds are planted. Sprouts pop up through the soil. Colorful flowers bloom. See how plants come to life in spring.
And then it's spring
Fogliano, Julie.
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...
Fletcher and the springtime blossoms
Rawlinson, Julia.
"Captivating." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) In this companion to Fletcher and the Falling Leaves and Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas, Fletcher the fox returns for another seasonal adventure. A perennial favorite for storytime sharing! Fletcher enjoys the sunny weather...

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