This is the ultimate list of Spring Picture Books! We’ve read and enjoyed every single one. Get a free printable book list below!
Summer is my favorite season. However, if you ask me any time between January and March, I’m so over Winter that I’ll pledge my wholehearted devotion to all things Spring.
Bring on the sunshine! I’m so ready for brighter days, warmer temperatures, and all the hope and promise that comes with the budding flowers and trees. Hooray for Spring!
Today, I’m bringing you a curated list of our favorite Spring Picture Books. Spring Picture Books are the most fun because they’re so bright, colorful, and happy. Just what I want to be reading after a long winter.
The list is long because I’ve been enthusiastically welcoming Spring after twelve Winters of parenting young children indoors. There are some long time favorites on here and a some brand new Spring Picture Books just hitting the shelves. On the upside though, this is the only list you’ll need if you’re looking for Spring Picture Books!
If you want to have even more fun welcoming Spring, be sure to check out my Spring Picture Book Bingo game.
Free Printable Spring Book List
Our Favorite Spring Picture Books
This is at the top of the list because it’s my most favorite of the Spring Picture Books. This, waiting and wondering if the seeds I planted will actually grow, is exactly what I feel like every Spring.
And this is second on the list because it’s almost my most favorite. It’s a non-fiction book all about Spring that is so incredibly well done. We read it every year at the Spring equinox. The illustrations in this one are so bright and colorful too!
A young boy takes a walk in the rain one day and finds some dying plants near a railroad. He decides that they just need a gardener, and he’s just the boy for the job. The illustrations in this one are perfection!
This adorable book tells the simple, poetic story of two families across the world from each other planting a tree. It’s beautiful!
I’m a huge Kevin Henkes fan and this book is just as wonderful as his work always is. It’s pretty much a perfect depiction of the season.
Really, that precious white rabbit illustration on the cover is reason enough to get this book. It’s adorable!
We discovered this book last year when we did our Mock Caldecott. It easily made it on to our favorites list!
And one more Kevin Henkes book, just for good measure! This isn’t an ordinary garden though – this is a garden that grows things like chocolate rabbits.
A great non-fiction look at Spring from National Geographic. Stunning photographs and everything you’d ever want to know about Spring.
I love all of April Pulley Sayre’s books! This one is full of the most incredible photographs of flowers blooming in Spring. It’s a feast for the eyes!
A classic must read Spring book that details the process of growing flowers from beginning to end. I love these bright, bold illustrations so much.
We saw this sweet Little Rabbit at Christmas, and now she’s back to being adorable for Spring and Easter too.
This is exactly what it says it is, the diary of a worm. He’s not so different from an average kid – he lives with his parents, goes to school – but, he never has to take a bath!
It’s Spring time in the swamp, but when the 999 Frogs wake up, they’re alarmed to find out that no one else is awake yet. The illustrations in this one are superb!
I love this whole series of books – every one of them is a work of art. This one is a gorgeous look at the wide world of eggs.
Another gorgeous book, but full of interesting information about seeds and plants too!
All the nests you can imagine are in this book! Did you know even oranguatan’s make nests?
I absolutely adore all Elsa Beskow books. They’re just so sweet. This one, about a sweet little elf who thinks she finds a Sun Egg. This is one of the first one’s the kids always love to read when we pull out our Spring Picture Books basket.
Pelle needs a new suit and this sweet little book takes us through the whole process, starting with his little lamb who grows the wool for him.
This is a great one for really young readers (we have the board book format). Try and guess what’s going to hatch from each pretty egg.
One of my all time favorite picture books! Miss Rumphius wants to make the world a better place and planting flowers, it turns out, is just the right thing to do.
Another one of my very favorite picture books. If you put your mind to it, you can plant a garden just about anywhere.
Patricia Polacco knows how to tell a wonderful story. This one, about a girl and her grandpa and their hunt for a bee tree is a lovely read.
This is the true story of Wangari Maathai and how she came to win a Nobel Peace Prize by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. A beautiful book!
This is a gorgeous collection of poems about the seasons by Joyce Sidman. It’s not just Spring, but the Spring poems are beautiful.
This is a fun, brightly illustrated book is based on the lyrics from the classic Broadway number (it comes with a cd with the music too).
I love Christie Matheson’s interactive picture books! This is such a fun one to read with your kids. Plant the tiny seed and see what happens when you turn the page.
Yes, Spring is full of worm weather! The illustrations in this one are Fantastic!
Everybody already knows about this wonderful book, this is just a reminder to read it during the Spring months. It’s good every single time.
I love these National Geographic books and so do my kids. This one takes you through the growing process of a little seed from beginning to end. Well done!
This one isn’t strictly a Spring Picture Books, but rather, a full walk through the seasons and beauties of nature. But it’s still one that we always read in Spring – gorgeous illustrations.
It’s not summer yet. You have to go through Spring first. And there’ s no one better to walk you through it than Nikki McClure – one of my all time favorite artists. We LOVE this book.
This book is so clever, so well done! I love the artwork and how beautifully it illustrates what happens below the dirt while we just see what happens above.
If that fantastic cover hasn’t already sold you, let me just tell you this: there’s really no cuter book about a Rainy Day than this one.
All about the honeybee in the most beautifully illustrated book. It’s also a beautifully written picture book about bees. A must read for Spring!
Living here in Albuquerque, windy Spring days are the norm. So, I had to include a windy day book and this one is a delightful read.
This one covers all four seasons, but every time I read it, I feel like it’s all building up to Spring. Plus, this is a favorite of my kids because there’s a page that names all of the sweet little weather girls and they love to sit and debate over which one they want to be when they play.
We don’t see too much mud in Spring where I live, but I know that for many people mud is an inevitable part of the season. This is a fantastic muddy book that’s a pleasure to read.
Another book of nature poems that celebrate outdoor play. I love to pull this one out in the Spring because my kids have been cooped up indoors all winter long and sometimes need a little outdoor play inspiration.
Spring is such a cheerful time of year – birds singing, sun shining, kids playing outside again. This book captures all the joy of the Spring season.
Maybe it’s because I grew up reading and loving books like Watership Down, but I’m always a sucker for a good rabbit story. This right here, is a charming rabbit story. Enjoy!
This is a brand new book that’s sure to make your kids giggle. It was love at first sight here. Best of all, my kids wanted to sit down and draw worms for a good 30 minutes after we read this one. Picture book winner!
You already know Leo, right? This is a new board book about Spring with all of his charming illustrations.
This is an old favorite at our house. We have all four of her season books and I’ve been reading them with my kids since they were born. They’re wordless, which means you can tell the story of Spring however you’d like, and the illustrations are wonderful.
I was lucky enough to live near Washington, D.C. for several Springs in college and it was such a treat to go see all the cherry blossoms. Every Spring, I remember what it felt like to walk beneath all of those beautiful pink flowers with the monuments in view. So, I can’t make a Spring Picture Books list without including some cherry blossoms.
This is the perfect book to introduce both Spring and the age old saying to your kids. Plus, the water color illustrations in this one amaze me every time.
Read this one just because it’s gorgeous. That’s really the only reason you need.
This is such a sweet book. Turns out growing a friend has a lot in common with growing a flower.
I actually like everything that Grace Lin writes. This book is about a Chinese-American girl who wishes her garden were full of flowers instead of “ugly vegetables,” but she’s going to find out just how great those ugly vegetables really are.
And last, but never least, this charming classic that’s a must have in every family library. It wouldn’t be Spring without the ducklings.
What are your favorite Spring Picture Books?