This week in the Northeast US, we have had multiple days of above average temperatures, including one day in the high 70’s. We were able to get outside, play, complete some yard work, and generally enjoy pretending that Spring was already here. Even after a relatively mild winter here, we are ready for the flowers to begin blooming, the grass to peek up, and to wear much thinner coats.
So in preparation for actual Spring (in just 10 days!), today I am sharing some of our favorite books inspired by and about Spring. These books feature gardens, the sun, the outdoors, rain showers, rainbows, and Spring sports.
Grandpa Green- Lane Smith
A sweet tale of a man’s life told through the eyes of his great grandson throughout his lush and creative topiary garden. Check out our author profile of Lane Smith.
My Garden – Kevin Henkes
A girl grows all kinds of unusual things in her garden.
Gossie (and the other books in the Gossie series) – Oliver Dunrea
A totally adorable gosling has adventures (and sloshes around in his rain boots) with the other animals in his barnyard.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
This classic reminds us each Spring of the miracle of metamorphosis.
Hurray for Spring! – Patricia Hubbell
A fun rhyming book about Spring.
Where Butterflies Grow – Joanne Ryder
This beautifully illustrated book gives you a bugs-eye view into a garden where butterflies grow. Interested in more books about nature? Check out our previous blog post with other nature favorites.
Joy in Mudville – Bob Raczyka
We learn what might have happened after the Mighty Casey struck out, and a unique girl named Joy is put in to pitch and save the day. We reviewed this book previously.
Some other Spring books we are looking forward to reading: Maple Syrup Season by Ann Purmell; Mud by Mary Lyn Ray and Lauren Stringer; and Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, and James Endicott.
What other Spring books are your favorites? Please share in the comments.