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Picture Books for Spring


Warm weather is just around the corner - there are buds on the trees and daffodils blooming in the garden at Gayton Library. We are ready for spring!

It is never too early to teach kids about the wonderful world of plants and growing things. Our children’s librarians have shared some of their favorite picture books about plants, gardening, and springtime that will delight readers young and old.

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
If You Plant A Seed by Kadir Nelson
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip by Denia Hester, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Who Likes Rain? by Wong Herbert Yee
Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldstone
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Hooray for Hoppy! A First Book About the Five Senses by Tim Hopgood
Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime Book of Opposites by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illustrated by Susan Swan

For more hands-on books about gardening, check out last week’s post, and be sure to stop by the library to look for signs on spring! Let us know what you find by tagging us @henricolibrary on social media.

If you’d like more books about spring, or any other topic, request your own personalized book list using our My Next Read service.

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