It’s official: My daughter is at an age where weather, seasons, and basically anything related to nature intrigues her.
She grasps the concept of there being seven days in a week, twelve months in a year, that there are four different seasons, and that each season is different.
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Right now she loves learning as much as possible about both seasons and the lifecycle of plants.
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We’ve taken many a trip to our local library to read all about fall turning into winter and we plan to do the same when it comes time for winter to become spring.
She’s always asking me questions about the weather and temperature outside. She asks about the trees and the grass, snow and rain.
Her interest in the world around her has blossomed quite a bit the last few months and she has a million questions.
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The following is a list of 26 different books I want to read with her in the next couple of months. I hope you find one (or twenty-something!) books that you and your child can enjoy, too.
Note: All book descriptions are copied from the book’s listing on Amazon.
“What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!”
“Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he’s found it!”
“Celebrate the season of spring with raindrops, robins, bluebells, and butterflies!”
“Mole can smell that spring is in the air, but Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap. How will Mole wake up Bear so they can celebrate together? Spring fever is catching in this vibrant story of friendship.”
“Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the spring season.”
“Fly through the sky with Flitzy the butterfly as she welcomes back the plants and animals of spring!”
“One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump (a bird), something wiggly and pink (a worm), and something green that hops and leaps (a frog). But before it’s time to go back inside, Mouse finds something with petals that’s soft and new…the prettiest flower he’s ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?”
“When spring arrives, a young girl looks everywhere for the robin who sang for her last year. She sees all the sights and sounds of the new season: a blooming crocus, a buzzing bee, a colorful magnolia tree, a brief rain shower…but where is the robin?”
“A collection of poems describes spring, with its animals, green smells, and renewed outside activities and when read vertically, the first letters of the lines of text spell related words arranged alphabetically, from “April” to “zenith.”
“From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field.”
“Do you like planting a garden? Maybe you like flying a kite. Let’s discover all the fun things to do in spring.”
“Full of fun, active illustrations, this chunky board book shows the joys of playing with lambs, sowing seeds, painting Easter eggs and watching baby birds.”
“Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden.”
“Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink.”
“We think of spring and we feel warmer, sunny days, we smell the freshness of nature’s flowers blooming again, and we picture little chicks and furry bunnies. These adorable baby animals are fun to look at and they represent the spirit of renewal and life that is spring.”
“What is more exciting than waiting for an egg to hatch? Creatures of all varieties begin inside an egg-and those eggs also come in all shapes and sizes.”
“Springtime weather can bring big storms. Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime hail.”
“In spring, snow melts and the sun shines brightly. Rain showers and storms arrive. See how the weather in spring changes.”
“Fletcher loves everything about spring: listening to the birds sing, smelling just-opened flowers, and playing chase with butterflies. But then Fletcher sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow. Oh, no!”
“When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope. But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying.”
“Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble.”
“Raindrops fall. Flowers bloom. Animals sip from puddles. Spring is here! Celebrate the season with lovely photos and a simple design that beautifully support early readers.”
“Spring is finally here! Corduroy and friends enjoy the springtime weather—the sun is shining and flowers bloom everywhere. They decide to plant a beautiful flower garden that they can take care of and share together.”
“Feel that springtime breeze? Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with adorable animals frolicking in the springtime wind.”
“Books in this series introduce emergent readers to the four seasons. In Spring, children are taken on a tour of things they can see in spring including typical spring activities and new life and growth in the natural world.”
“Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep! Beep! Peep!”
Have you already read some of these books? Which one is your kid’s favorite? Which one is most informative?