Favorite Children's Books for Spring

Books are immensely powerful. 

Earlier this week I read the SILLIEST book to a group of little ones I teach, and most of them declared it was their "favorite book ever". They were all so engaged, giggling, and generally enthralled. 

We created a memory I am sure.

The more you read to your children the more memories you create. 

Some of our most fond reading memories come from books tucked in an Easter basket, read aloud outside during the beautiful spring weather, or about various animals that seem to surface when spring arrives.

I hope you enjoy this list of our favorite spring books! 

(And when you are done with this, go check out my list of easy spring crafts -- pairing a book and a craft can be fun, too!)

Favorite Spring Books for Kids

Favorite Spring Chapter Books

Spring signifies new life, hope, and rebirth.  The following books all have a special place in my children's hearts - and in mine, because I got to share these books with them.

That is why authors like E.B. White and Thornton Burgess are among my favorites for springtime reading.

The first book is my ULTIMATE favorite. I have a memory of my then 5 year old son sitting in the back of our van listening intently to the audio of this book -- during the very sad ending he was sniffling and crying - looking out the van window so I wouldn't see him cry.  

Charlotte's Web

The Trumpet of the Swan

The Secret Garden

The Burgess Bird Book for Children 

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and his Green Forest Friends

A Nest for Celeste

Favorite Spring Picture Books

I love to keep seasonal baskets of books available in our home.... we have a Christmas basket, spring basket, summer basket, etc... It makes the books seems fresh and new at the time and also helps me keep them organized! 

What's really fun is when your kids are in their teen years and you pull the basket out and they want to sit and read the books AGAIN. 

Click the books below to find out more...

Charlotte's WebThe Trumpet of the Swan (full color)The Secret Garden (Macmillan Collector's Library)The Burgess Bird Book for Children (Illustrated)The Burgess Bird Book for ChildrenThe Adventures of Peter Cottontail and His Green Forest FriendsA Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of HomeIt's Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Books(R))The Easter EggLlama Llama Easter EggHappy Easter, Mouse!The Easter StoryThe Parable of the Lily: Special 10th Anniversary Edition (Parable Series)The Biggest Easter Basket EverThe Complete Adventures of Peter RabbitMarshmallowThe Velveteen RabbitThe Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)The Teddy Bears' Picnic (Classic Board Books)Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books)Planting a RainbowWhen Spring ComesMy GardenLike a Windy DayApril FoolishnessSpring is Here (Bear and Mole Story)In Like a Lion, Out Like a LambFletcher and the Springtime Blossoms


Do you have any favorite books for spring that you have shared with children?  

Leave me a comment and let me know -- we'll add them to the list!

Favorite Spring Books for Kids