Winter has come to an end, and it’s finally starting to warm up outside. It’s time to bask in the sunshine, and there’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful spring day, than with a book in hand. Here an expansive list on spring titles for kids that will be sure let their imaginations soar!
Spring Titles for Kids
Below, you will find a list of 18 books to pique your child’s interest this spring, with easy clickable links right to Amazon, so that you can shop all in one place! We did receive some of the books for this feature, though all opinions are my own.
While You’re Sleeping by Mick Jackson and illustrated by John Broadley (Ages 4-8) is a beautifully illustrated picture book about what happens at night time by a Booker shortlisted author.
The Greatest Show Penguin by Lucy Freegard (Ages 3-6) is a heartwarming story about overcoming fears and the meaning of success.
Alone! by Barry Falls (3-6) is a richly illustrated laugh-out-loud tale with a gentle message.
The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth (4-8) is hailed as a “thought-provoking picture book” by Guardian and “beautifully executed” by The Sunday Times.
My First Ballet Book: Cinderella by Jennifer Adams and Illustrated by Corey Egbert (Ages 0-3) retells the classic story and introduces little ones to the beautiful art of ballet.
All Aboard! Great Lakes by Haily and Kevin Meyers (Ages 0-3) Learn all about the Great Lakes region with the newest adorable All Aboard book.
Soosie, The Horse that Saved Shabbat by Tami Lehman-Wilzig and illustrated by Menahem Halberstadt (4-11). But what happens when Jacob is sick? Will everyone get their challah in time for Shabbat?
Not So Fast, Max: A Rosh Hashanah Visit with Grandma by Annette Schottenfeld and illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham (4-11) When Max and Emily’s spunky Savta comes from Israel for a Rosh Hashanah visit, she’s got some surprises up her sleeve.
Sarah’s Solo by Tracy Brown and illustrated by Paula Wegman (4-11). But as she explores some of the Jewish customs at her cousin’s wedding, she begins to realize how much her own culture’s traditions have to offer. Although not the delicate melodies of classical music and elegant movements of ballet, the hypnotic rhythms of the klezmer band and the energetic steps of the hora can still transport her—and the reader—to the same magical world.
Peppa Pig and the Earth Day Adventure Picture book (Ages 2-5) Recycling, a visit to the Botanical Gardens, and a ride in an electric car—it’s all part of Peppa and George’s Earth Day celebration!
Creature Features: Oceans by Natasha Durley (Ages 3-7) A bright board book packed with a menagerie of ocean creatures with fascinating features.
Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal (Ages 4-8) A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru.
Zee Grows a Tree by Elizabeth Rusch (Ages 5-8) A fact-filled story about a little girl and an evergreen tree that grow up side by side. Perfect for anyone who loves the natural world—or wonders about the origins of their holiday tree.
Bruno the Beekeeper: A Honey Primer by Aneta Františka Holasová (Ages 7-10) Follow a beekeeping bear through the seasons—and learn about the life cycle and ecology of bees—in this folksy step-by-step guide to caring for hives and harvesting honey.
A World of Plants by Martin Jenkins (Ages 7-10) A conservation biologist and a printmaker team up for a fascinating, visually arresting guide to botanical history, biodiversity, and the rich inner lives of plants. A must-read for budding gardeners!
Kids Fight Plastic: How to be a #2minutesuperhero by Martin Dorey (Ages 7-10) Kids can become ocean-saving superheroes with these plastic-fighting missions from best-selling author and environmental champion Martin Dorey.
Fungarium by Ester Gaya (Ages 8-12) Welcome to the Fungarium! Step into the world of fungi and learn all about these strange and fascinating life-forms.
Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures by Helen Skelton (Ages 9-12) Get outdoors and have amazing real-life adventures with an inspirational guide from adventurer, world-record breaker, and British TV personality Helen Skelton.