20 Picture Books to Welcome Spring

Who doesn’t look forward to spring? The long winter months are slowly being replaced by cool breezes and sun showers. It’s also the perfect time to get your children some new picture books. So, what books can be used to welcome spring, and why are books so important today?

Top 20 Picture Books to Read this Spring

  1. Todd Parr’s The Spring Book (PreK-1)
  2. Tim Hopgood’s Singing in the Rain (PreK–1)
  3. Kenard Pak’s Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring (PreK-1)
  4. Spring Stinks: A Little Bruce Book by Ryan T. Higgins
  5. Flower Garden by Eve Bunting (PreK–1)
  6. Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien (PreK–1)
  7. Worm Weather by Jean Taft (PreK–1)
  8. Let’s Look at Spring by Sarah L. Schuette (PreK–1)
  9. Kevin Henkes’ When Spring Comes (PreK–1)
  10. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (K–1)
  11. Sean Taylor and Alex Morss’ Busy Spring: Nature Wakes (PreK-2)
  12. Happy Springtime! by Kate McMullan (PreK-2)
  13. Bruce Goldstone’s Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun (PreK–2)
  14. Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber (PreK–2)
  15. Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum (PreK–2)
  16. The Spring Visitors by Karel Hayes (PreK–2)
  17.  Everyday Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater (PreK–3)
  18. Helen Frost and Rick Lieder’s Wake Up! (PreK–3)
  19. Toad Weather by Sandra Markle (K-3)
  20. Eileen Christelow’s Robins: How They Grow Up (K–3)

The Benefits of Picture Books

Children learn through touch, smell, taste, and visual elements. While you are reading the child a story, they can put images to it with a picture book. This can help develop his or her skills from a young age. 

Picture books are great for building sentence structure and encourage reading from an early age. For very young readers, it’s the chance to expand their vocabulary and learn new phrases. Putting a picture to words can help children learn, especially when they read the story over again. There are lots of books to choose from and can help children progress from the toddler stage to when they begin pre-school. 

Building Crucial Language Skills

You can read a book to your child or let them read along with you; this gives them excellent practice and makes it more enjoyable too. Children can learn new words and how to pronounce these. You can teach them new reading skills and use illustrations to build their language skills. It can be a great way to introduce new words and expand their vocabulary. 

Visual Thinking

Picture books are full of illustrations, of course, and can allow a child to follow the story more effectively. The pictures can make it easier for the child to understand the story and gives them a fun way to learn. Picture books help children with their words and let them practice words they have difficulty saying. It’s useful to encourage literacy and reading. 

Fun and Creative

Picture books are ideal for children of all ages, especially preschoolers. Your children can enjoy the picture book experience because it creates positive reinforcement. They can learn to read and find it enjoyable. 

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