In search of all the best spring books for preschoolers or kindergartners? Looking for books that teach about the season, but without the twaddle?
If your homeschool is anything like ours, then you love all the Charlotte Mason-inspired, beautiful and classic books. You may want to build a small seasonal collection about flowers, gardening, birds, and bugs for spring, but not sure which books to pick.
In this post, we share 25 of our favorite spring living books for preschoolers and kindergartners.
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Charlotte Mason-Inspired Spring Books for Preschoolers and Kindergartners
Listed below, in no particular order, are 25 of our favorite spring books for preschoolers and kindergartners.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – You can’t go through spring without reading Eric Carle’s famous book of a very hungry caterpillar eating his way to become a beautiful butterfly. Top pick for introducing the life cycle of a butterfly and working on counting with youngsters.
Make Way for Ducklings – An award winning must have for springtime. This adorable book about a pair of Mallards on the move and their little ducklings will steal your heart.
Miss Rumphius – A timeless classic. This sweet story is about lady who desires to travel the world, live by the sea, and make the world a better place. With some scattering of lupine seeds, this book sneaks in the teaching of how a flower grows, the seaside climate, and other flower species.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt – Explore the hidden world in a garden from above and below. A poetic nature book that is packed with information about gardening, seasons, insects, and more. We also love Kate Messner’s Over and Under the Pond for late spring/early summer.
Spring -This book never gets old, as you create the story. With stunning illustrations (and no text), this book will spark the imagination of your preschooler or kindergartner.
Abracadabra It’s Spring! – A beautiful rhyming book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing of the seasons. Enjoy the gorgeous illustrations, as the snow starts melting, the birds come back north, and the trees start to bud.
Frog and Toad – Okay, if you haven’t read Frog and Toad, you need to! It’s absolutely hilarious. There’s lots of great spring options in the Frog and Toad StoryBook Favorites, such as “Spring,” “The Corner,” “The Kite,” and “The Garden.”
A Windy Spring Day – A sweet story about a skunk who is afraid of the wind and calls his friend, the raccoon, to help. The friends build and fly a kite together to help skunk to calm his fears.
The Tiny Seed – Another great pick by Eric Carle. This book makes the perfect supplement for introducing gardening. It teaches children about the changing seasons and how a seed grows into a flower.
Brambly Hedge Spring Story – This classic is sure to hit home if your youngster has a spring birthday, just like Wilfred. Join this community of wood mice, as they prepare a surprise birthday party in the hedge.
Kite Day – A super cute spring story about kites and weather. Bear and mole make this an excellent choice to read before making or flying kites with your kids.
At Grandpa’s Sugar Bush – If you’re looking for a book to teach about maple tapping and making maple syrup, this is the book. Through beautiful illustrations and nostalgic text, this book inspires a love for nature and shows a special bond between grandfather and child. Perfect pick for the beginning of spring.
The Flower Garden – A short, rhyming story of a young city-dweller planting a window-box flower garden for her mother. Beautiful illustrations and storyline.
A Year at Maple Hill Farm – Not specific to spring, but a great book for seeing what goes on at the farm month by month. Birds are migrating back north in March, Lots of babies being born in April, and animals are starting to shed in May. A captivating and entertaining pick for any animal lover.
The Robins in Your Backyard – A wonderful pick for welcoming the robins back up north. I can’t wait to get this book for my little robin lover. It gets such great reviews and teaches about migration, mating, and nesting habits of robins.
Mossy – We’re big fans of Jan Brett, so naturally we had to check out Mossy. This exquisite book is perfect for little naturalists. A whimsical story about a turtle with a garden growing on her shell.
The Garden The Curtain And The Cross – If you’re looking for a (Christian) book for Easter, this is THE ONE. Through gorgeous illustrations and engaging text, this book teaches why Jesus died on the cross on this holy day. It’s basically a synopsis of the whole Bible story wrapped into one amazing picture book.
When Spring Comes – A wonderful picture book for celebrating the beginning of spring and grasping the concept of the changing seasons. It’s also a great one to pick up if you have an early reader on your hands.
The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit – Aw, the classic Peter Rabbit. You can’t go wrong with bunnies and rabbits and other animals for spring. This volume has all 23 of Beatrix Potter’s Tales. The artwork is spectacular and the stories are just plain lovely.
Insect Detective – The warming of the weather brings bugs and insects. This is a great time to start learning about the tiny creatures that live all around us. This charming and informative book teaches about insect life cycles, how to tell an insect apart from other bugs, and encourages kids to get out there and explore nature.
Pond – This book is absolutely stunning! The story truly inspires kids to appreciate the natural world and encourages them to protect and restore our environment.
The Carrot Seed – This classic teaches the virtues of patience, faith, and trust. It encourages you to be persistent in the face of doubt and discouragement. This is also a great pick for teaching the techniques of planting a seed and helping it grow.
Flower Fairies of the Spring – These beloved Flower Fairies books are filled with beautiful illustrations and short and sweet poems. This particular book features over 20 flowers and their guardian fairies. The perfect mix of nature and fantasy.
A Butterfly is Patient – All of the books by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long are so calming, detailed, and educational. This book is filled with stunning artwork and engaging text about the different developmental stages of a butterfly and a variety of butterfly species. And if you’re a fan of this book, you may also want to check out A Seed Is Sleepy, An Egg Is Quiet, and A Nest Is Noisy.
Home for a Bunny – This book is too cute and oh, so sweet. Join this little bunny as he tries to find a home of his own now that spring is here.
A Beautiful Spring Book List
There you have it, guys. Twenty five of our favorite books for spring.
I hope this list gave you some new ideas on books to read with your preschooler or kindergartner this season, and I hope you enjoy the time spent reading together.
Happy Spring Reading!
What About You?
What are some of your favorite books for spring? Share your preschooler’s or kindergartner’s top picks in the comments below, and be sure to share this post with other homeschool moms and dads, as well as teachers.
4 thoughts on “Charlotte Mason-Inspired Spring Book List for Preschoolers and Kindergartners”
What a fantastic list of books for young readers! I can’t wait till the library opens back up so we can check some out.
Thanks so much, Kristen! We are eagerly waiting for the libraries to open back up as well. I did end up caving and purchasing a few books online already though! Hope you’re staying safe and healthy!
This is a lovely book list. So many of our favorites made the list!!!
Thank you for the kind words, Tina. Awesome to hear that many of these are your faves as well!