30 Favorite Spring Picture Books for Kids

Spring picture books are some of my favorite books to read aloud! I love all the bright and cheerful spring colors.

spring picture books

In addition to the cheerful artwork, I love all the references to animals, gardening, and flowers. There’s just so much to love about spring picture books!

Here’s a list of our favorites. Some of these are for very young children, and some of them are suitable for older elementary kids.

Even as an adult, I still enjoy reading these! 🙂

Spring Picture Books

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Nature’s Day, by Kay Maguire

Spring Walk, by Virginia Snow

Wee Little Lamb, by Lauren Thompson

Tractor Day, by Candice F. Ransom

Cottontail at Clover Crescent, by C. Drew Lamm

The Big Rain, by Francoise Seignobosc

Rain Drop Splash, by Alvin Tresselt

It Starts with a Seed, by Laura Knowles

A Seed is Sleepy, by Dianna Hutts Aston

The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss

The Reason for a Flower, by Ruth Heller

Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert

Bloom, by Deborah Diesen

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner

Jack’s Garden, by Henry Cole

Flower Garden, by Eve Bunting

From Seed to Plant, by Gail Gibbons

Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney

When Spring Comes, by Kevin Henkes

A Butterfly is Patient, by Dianna Hutts Aston

Butterfly House, by Eve Bunting

An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston

A Nest is Noisy, by Dianna Hutts Aston

And Then It’s Spring, by Julie Fogliano

Spring Story, by Jill Barklem

The Little Duck, by Judy Dunn

The Little Rabbit, by Judy Dunn

The Little Kitten, by Judy Dunn

The Little Lamb, by Judy Dunn

Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects, by Matthew Clark Smith

spring picture books

Spring Weather Books

In spring, we often have windy days and we often notice the clouds. It seems like the perfect time to pull out the books about wind and clouds!

Here are a few of our favorites:

The Weather Sky, by Bruce McMillan

Gilberto and the Wind, by Marie Hall Ets

The Cloud Book, by Tomie de Paola

It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw

Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds, by Joseph Sherman

spring picture books

In addition to the picture books mentioned above, spring is also the perfect time to read the Beatrix Potter Books (we have this collection that includes the complete and unabridged stories all in one volume).

And, we also love A Windy Spring Day, by Wendy Dunham

And here are a few additional books for younger children with a spring-y theme:

Angus and the Ducks, by Marjorie Flack

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey

Have You Seen My Duckling, by Nancy Tafuri

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  1. The Little Lamb and The Little Duck were my favorite books from childhood!! I must have read Tractor day to my oldest son a thousand times. So many great books on here. PInned.

  2. Pinning and sharing this post, Joy! It’s so nice to discover new picture books for the little ones in our lives. I particularly loved Make Way For Ducklings, but I had forgotten about Angus and the Ducks! There’s lots of new to me books in this list too. Thank you for sharing, and for being apart of the Hearth and Soul Link party.

    1. Aren’t picture books just the greatest? I think even when all of my kids outgrow them, I’ll still be enjoying them (while I wait for grandchildren to share them with!). 🙂

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