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Children's Book List: Spring is in the Air!


Spring officially arrived last week, but the past few days have been chilly and blustery. Hopefully, this year the season will come in like a lion and out like a lamb. Remember, these windy, wet weeks will lead to sunshine. As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. While you and your little ones anxiously await the arrival of warmer temperatures, here is a Spring mix of picture books, board books, and non-fiction titles that will allow you to enjoy the colorful blossoms and baby animals now.

Who's Awake in Springtime?

by Phillis Gershator

Describes, in rhymed cumulative text and illustrations, how various young animals and one small human prepare for sleep at the end of a spring day.


Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

by Julia Rawlinson

When Fletcher the fox finds the ground covered in white, he rushes to warn the other animals that spring snow has fallen, but when they follow him back to the meadow they find something much more fun.


999 Frogs Wake Up

by Ken Kimura

It's spring and 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizard, ladybugs, and a big snake.


Sorting Through Spring

by Lizann Flatt

Introduces basic concepts in mathematics through the plants, animals, and natural phenomena associated with spring.

And Then It's Spring

by Julie Fogliano

Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.


Mouse's First Spring

by Lauren Thompson

A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.


In Like a Lion, Out Like A Lamb

by Marion Dane Bauer

Describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring.


Spring is Here

by Will Hillenbrand

Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries--unsuccessfully--to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.


Why Is It Spring?

by Sara L. Lata

"Read about what is spring, why do we have seasons, when does spring begin and what do animals and people do in spring"-- Provided by publisher.


The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book

by Deborah Lee Rose

Young readers will love following the students' hilarious misadventures as these rambunctious kindergartners explore the delights of spring, including mud, frogs, and baby farm animals.


Quiet Bunny's Many Colors

by Lisa McCue

Quiet Bunny loves the beautiful colors of springtime in the forest so much, he wants to change his fur's winter colors.



Welcome Spring

by Jill Ackerman

A touch-and feel book featuring images and words about spring.



Kitten's Spring

by Eugenie Fernandes

A young kitten explores the wilderness as other animals celebrate spring.


How Robin Saved Spring

How Robin Saved Spring

by Debbie Ouellet

When Lady Winter casts a sleeping spell on Sister Spring, Robin and the other forest animals try one by one to sneak past Lady Winter and awaken her sister, so that spring will finally arrive.


The Happy Day

by Ruth Krauss

In the middle of winter, different forest animals awake and run sniffing through the trees, to discover a single flower growing in the snow. Caldecott Honor Book, 1950.

Happy Spring!


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This is fantastic! Thank you

This is fantastic! Thank you for the recommendations.

You are most welcome, Lauren.

You are most welcome, Lauren. I am glad that you enjoyed it!

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