Our Favorite Children’s Books about Spring for Kids

If you’re looking for some wonderful children’s books for spring, keep on reading! These are our favorite children’s books about spring that have remained at the top of our list over the years.

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Can you believe it’s almost spring? The seasons seem to be flying by! I love when it’s time to take out our spring book collection. The kids’ excitement over seeing our spring books again  just puts the biggest smile on my face.

As usual, at the start of each season, we put away our previous season’s books and excitedly display our books for the new season.

Here are some of our favorites from our spring book collection~ (with commentary by Lucy, age 4, in green). This post contains affiliate links. 


by Gerda Muller

“It shows you what is fun to do in the spring and about little animals.”

We have the Gerda Muller books for each season and love them! Just like the others, this spring book has no text allowing for so many possibilities when reading the story. The illustrations are full of fun, active things that can be done in spring like playing with baby lambs or decorating Easter eggs.

The Golden Egg Book

by Margaret Wise Brown

“There’s this bunny and he wondered what was inside this egg. And there was a chick. And my favorite part was when the chick met the bunny.”

This is one of my favorite spring books! It’s an adorable story of a baby bunny waiting for a little duck to hatch. The kids always seem to really connect with this story!

Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes

“He wonders what it’s like to be things, but when he sees a cat he goes back to his house.”

I love how the illustrations in this book really demonstrate the joy and happiness that spring brings and also gorgeously depict the litte white rabbit’s vivid imagination.

The Little Lamb

by Judy Dunn

“This little girl went to this farm and then she found a little baby lamb with no momma. But then she took it home to be a pet. And my favorite part was when I saw the little lamb.”

I remember this story from when I was little. I can remember wishing I had a baby lamb to care for just like the little girl in the story!

My Garden

by Kevin Henkes

“She dreamed that all her plants growed beautiful and none of the bunnies would get them because they would be chocolate. It makes me think of I wish I had 100 gardens because I love gardens.”

Another wonderful Kevin Henkes book~ This little girl imagines the garden of her dreams! Not only is it enjoyable to read, but it serves as a great creative prompt for kids to write or draw their own amazing gardens!

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

by Nikki McClure

“This boy thinks it’s summer but his mom keeps saying, “No.” But soon it was really was summer!”

All about a boy is anxiously awaiting summer. With each turn of the page, another sign is found that the season of spring is coming to a close and summer is nearing. I love the repetition in this book!

Rechenka’s Eggs

by Patricia Polacco

Lucy has not read this one yet, hoping to bring it out as Easter nears. I love Patricia Polacco’s books! This is one of my favorites! It’s a wonderful story full of caring, forgiveness and friendship and also full of beautiful illustrations!

What are some of your favorite books about spring? I would love to add to our collection!


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  1. These books look lovely…definitely going to check some of them out! My son loves rabbits, so Little White Rabbit looks like a sure hit with him.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful trip down memory lane with these books! I, too, remember reading “The Little Lamb” as a grade-schooler in the late ’80s! And two years ago, I gave my one and only niece a copy of “The Golden Egg Book” for Easter, and she STILL reads is religiously! Great picks, overall!

  3. There are a couple of new ones (to me!) here – thanks for the suggestions!

  4. I remember my old copy of the little lamb too -also from the 80s lol. my daughters love the Corduroy easter book too

  5. We LOVE Little White Rabbit. It has been one of our favorites for years.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Hearts for Home Blog Hop! Blessings!!

  6. We love the Golden Egg book! Fun spring list – visiting from the Afterschool Link-up (although not my first time, I am really enjoying your blog posts)!

  7. There are a few of our favorites on this list. Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf.

  8. You have several of our favorites there too. Have you checked out How Robin Saved Spring yet? It is my top favorite spring book that we have read recently. Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

  9. Thanks for sharing on the After School Link-Up! I’m featuring this post, too, this week on Parent Teach Play: http://www.parentteachplay.com/after-school-activities-for-spring/ and I’ll be pinning, too. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks again!

  10. What a lovely list of Spring books!!!

  11. It’s Autumn here in Aus but I stillw anted tos ee what books you included in this theme.
    I love Nikki McClure’s Apple so I’ll have to try and find ‘Mama is it Summer yet?’


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