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Spring is a time for growth and renewal! Let’s celebrate this amazing time of year with some read-alouds! These spring picture books are great for introducing students to the signs of spring in informative yet fun ways!

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Spring Picture Books

Spring Read Alouds - Everything Spring

Everything Spring

Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum is a National Geographic Kids book and is the perfect nonfiction introduction to spring. With stunning photographs, young readers will get a first-hand look at the signs of spring. From a baby fawn in the grass to a bunny taking shelter from a storm, students will experience spring in a whole new way!

Spring Read Alouds - Spring Stinks

Spring Stinks

Spring Stinks is another adventure in the Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins that students are sure to love! Ruth the bunny is excited to share springtime smells with Bruce. But will he be as excited about these smells? This would be a fun book to turn into a Reader’s Theater for reading buddies!

Spring Read Alouds - Spring Is Here

Spring is Here

Spring is finally here so Mole wants to wake up his friend Bear. But Bear just keeps snoring! How will he ever get him up? Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand is a cute tale similar to Bear Snores On that young readers will enjoy!

Spring Read Alouds - Don't Touch That Flower

Don’t Touch That Flower

Squirrel is excited to see a beautiful flower that has sprouted in front of his home. He becomes extremely protective of the flower but doesn’t seem to be doing the right thing. Don’t Touch That Flower by Alice Hamming is a clever tale that teaches young readers the right way to care for flowers. 

Spring Read Alouds - First Notes of Spring

First Notes of Spring

First Notes of Spring by Jessica Kulekjian describes the many sounds we might hear that indicate springtime is here. Birds drumming on a tree looking for bugs. A rabbit stomping on the ground sending a message to her friends. In this catchy tale, Juniper ends up learning that it’s okay to march to the beat of your own drum!

Spring picture books - Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

Fletcher is enjoying springtime until he sees a snowflake! He must go warn his friends that winter is returning – or is it? Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms is part of a series by Julia Rawlinson featuring other seasonal Fletcher adventures!

Spring picture books - Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug

Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle’s beloved ladybug is back in Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug! Spring is here and the animals are excited to play outside. But does the grouchy ladybug share their excitement about spring? Young readers will be excited to find out the answer!

Spring picture books - Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

A little boy and his dog walk readers through a winter night and into a spring day. The simple text and beautiful illustrations in Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak allow young readers to easily see the differences between the two seasons.

Spring picture books - The Big Umbrella

The Big Umbrella

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates at the surface level is about a big red umbrella that gives shelter to all from the rain. But it also tells a tale of inclusiveness and bringing people together no matter how you look. A sweet story to share with your students!

Spring picture books - When Spring Comes

When Spring Comes

When Spring Comes is one of four books in Kevin Henkes’ seasonal series (also including Summer Song, In the Middle of Fall, and Winter is Here). This is quite the departure from his stories that we all know and love. But with its beautiful imagery of sights we can see in the spring, it’s a great story for young readers!

What other spring picture books do you love using? Share in the comments!

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