As a mom, spring has become my favorite season because we're able to soak up the perfect weather before the Texas summer heat sets in. This season also brings some of our favorite seasonal books, full of planting seeds and tending gardens and buzzing bees. Below you'll find 10 of our favorite books for spring. The first five our chapter books recommended for ages 5-12. The last five are picture books reccomended for ages 5 and under. I hope these give your family some great ideas to celebrate the season!

A Beatrix Potter Treasury

by Beatrix Potter

This treasury of Beatrix Potter's classic stories is perfect for little ones. Pick and choose your favorite tales, or read the whole thing through. Nothing says "spring" quite like Peter Rabbit's adventures in the garden!


Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

If you've never read through an entire chapter book with your kids, Charlotte's Web is the perfect place to start. This is the classic and heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider, and you'll want to make sure you have a tissue for the end of the story. (And once you've finished the book, the movie is delightful!)

Buy on amazon

From Seed to plant

by Gail Gibbons

For nonfiction, there's no one like Gail Gibbons. We've collected many of her informative, simply illustrated books. Her books make scientific concepts like pollination and germination accessible to even the youngest readers with clear diagrams and engaging text.

Buy on amazon

Little Pilgrims Progress

by Helen L. Taylor

This is a child-friendly version of the classic Pilgrim's Progress, with characters that are animals. It is gorgeously illustrated and contains spiritual metaphors that are truly connecting with my kids. I can't recommend it highly enough! (Just a word of caution: This story contains some intense parts. I would recommend this for ages 5 and up, but using caution for more sensitive children.)

Buy on amazon

Make way for ducklings

by Robert McCloskey

This book was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941 and has won the hearts of children ever since. Follow Mrs. Mallard and her eight darling ducklings as they navigate the busy streets of Boston. Once you've read the book, you can watch this video about the Boston sculpture of the ducks. 

Buy on Amazon

The dandelion seed

by Joseph Anthony

Follow a dandelion seed on its long journey as it's blown by the wind. The illustrations in this book are exquisite, and the text is sparse but powerful. 

Buy on amazon

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

by Laurence Anholt

I am a loyal fan of anything Laurence Anholt creates, especially his series on great artists and composers. These are true "living books" - his stories make historical figures come alive!

Buy on amazon

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A classic for spring! This is the story of orphaned Mary Lennox who comes to live at her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors. It's there that Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key.

Buy on amazon

The trumpet of the swan

by E. B. White

This was one of the first books I read aloud to my children as we began our homeschool journey, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. It's the story of Louis, a trumpeter swan who's unable to make a sound... but creatively finds a way to win the heart of the beautiful swan, Serena. You can also listen to the book, narrated by E. B. White himself, which is such a treasure! 

Buy on Amazon

Up in The Garden and Down in the dirt

by Kate Messner

This book is part of a 5-book series by Kate Messner that helps readers see the busy world not only above the ground, but underneath. 

Buy on amazon