Happy March! At the beginning of each month I put together a book list related to learning about nature that will be influenced by the season and natural wonders that occur during that month. This month’s book list will feature books related to spring. The books make great reads both in the classroom and at home. If you’re teaching a theme related to the arrival of spring and the vernal equinox, I suggest you check these out.
The arrival of spring brings so many changes to the natural world. Plants and flowers grow, animals become more active after their winter survival, baby animals are born, and the amount of sunlight continues to increase. The following books will share facts and information and tell beautiful stories about the arrival of spring. I hope you find the resources useful. Check them out from your local library, or click on the picture below the title to find out more information about the book and to follow a link for purchase.
A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox by Wendy Pfeffer and Linda Beck – A newly released book that explains signs of spring through simple science, cultural history, and hands-on activities.
The Spring Equinox: The Greening Of The Earth by Ellen Jackson and Jan Davey Ellis – A detailed look at the history and celebrations of the vernal equinox. The book also includes some season-related activity ideas.
It’s Spring by Susan Swan and Linda Glaser – In this story a child observes the wonders of spring, and inspires readers to take part in their own observations of nature.
Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons) by Jill Esbaum – Beautiful photographs of spring inspire children to get outside as the weather warms to discover what nature has to offer during this beautiful season.
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek – A story that describes the beauty that arrives as spring takes hold, bringing leaves, flowers, raindrops, mud, chirping birds, and buzzing bees.
Spring (Seasons) by Sian Smith and Rebecca Rissman – This book uses simple text and pictures to describe what the weather is like in spring. Children will learn about the new life and growth that comes with this season.
Plants in Spring (All about Spring) by Martha Rustad and John Krenz – See how plants come to be as seeds are planted, sprouts pop up, and flowers bloom.
Spring is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray – Discover what happens as the earth comes out of winter and nature appears to come to life.
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano and Erin Stead – A story about a boy and his dog who, after a long winter, decide to plant a garden to show that spring has arrived.
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer and Emily Arnold McCully – Following the old proverb, the story personifies March as a lion entering a child’s home, leaving a trail of snow and mud, and follows the lion until a lamb appears with a sneeze of the lion, and the lamb brings all things spring.