Do you have a favorite season? I love sipping a pumpkin spice latte while reading in the fall, cozying up under a blanket next to the fireplace with a good book in the winter, chilling with a good book on a rainy spring day, and laying in the hammock with a summer read. I can find something special about each season if it involves a good book. Explore fall, winter, spring, and summer with these preschool books about seasons.
Books About the Seasons for Preschoolers
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The books below highlight the changes from season to season.
Cat’s Seasons by Airlie Anderson brings back the colorful cats as they explore each season and the colors associated with those seasons.
Firsts & Lasts: The Changing Seasons by Leda Schubert glides from season to season looking at all of the lasts of the previous season and all the firsts of the new season. The book has such a flow to it making you reminisce about the past season and looking for to the next.
My Big Book of Outdoors by Tim Hopgood is a big book that you can take little bites out of each season. Filled with bright bold images that will remind you of Eric Carle’s work and sprinkled with poems, information, and activities for each of the four seasons.
Our Seasons by Sue Lowell Gallion opens up to create a globe. Each page spread in this die-cut board book features qualities about a particular season with more detailed information in the sidebar. When the pages are all open a magnetic closure keeps everything together and standing. A fun one to explore.
Each season brings new discoveries. Discover them all in this gentle and soothing read by Charlotte Zolotow. Phillip Stead recently illustrated a reissue of In My Garden.
Each season brings new materials for building forts in Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd.
Travel through the seasons with a troop of girls in The Weather Girlsby Aki. There are so many activities to do during each season of the year from swimming to climbing.
Greetings! by Raven Howell is a quick and poetic trip through the seasons. Lots of visual cues will help the kids identify seasonal elements.
Imagine if your snowman could stay around for each season of the year. That’s just what happens in Snowmen All Year by the Buehners.
For young preschoolers, check out the board book series by Ailie Busby, Summer/Verano, Fall/Otono, Winter/Invierno, and Spring/Primavera.
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems is the story of a dog and frog who meet throughout the seasons. Children will enjoy pointing out the fun they have during each season.
Come Next Season by Kim Norman walks through what comes each season from summer to spring. Lyrical text and detailed descriptions make us feel like we are standing in each season.
The Luckiest Snowball by Elliot Kreloff is the story of a snowball who gets to see all the seasons thanks to a little boy and his kitchen freezer.
Plants and Trees Through the Seasons
Learn about the changes trees go through from season to season in the interactive book, Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson. This is great pick for a whole group read-aloud.
Tree: A Peek Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup pairs very nicely with Tap the Magic Tree. The die-cut pages show how a tree changes through the season. The kids will enjoy watching the owl in the tree.
Another die-cut tree book is My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons by Jo Witek.
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall takes us through the seasons of an apple tree right through harvesting the apples for pie.
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is the story of a seed traveling through the seasons.
Fall the journey of an apple on an apple tree in The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Treeby Gail Gibbons.
Animals Through the Seasons
Kevin Henkes lets us travel along with a bear through the seasons in Old Bear.
Another beautiful bear pick is A Bear’s Year by Kathy Duval. In this one, we not only get to follow a bear but also her cubs through the seasons.
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by il Sung Na shows what animals do from winter to spring.
Books about changing leaves, cooler temperatures, squirrels, and more is what you’ll find on our Fall Books for Preschoolers List.
Books About Winter
Cold temperatures, ice, and snow are featured in this Winter Book List for Preschoolers.
Baby animals, rain, and budding plants and flowers fill this list of Spring Books for Preschoolers.
Ice cream, beach fun, and warm weather fun are on our Summer Preschool Reading List.
Get a Printable List of Preschool Books About the Seasons
Grab a printable book list of the books shared above. It’s perfect for taking to the library or tucking into your lesson plan binder.
More Seasonal Books and Resources for Preschoolers
Keep the learning going for each season of the year with our preschool literacy units for the season of the year we are in school.
Winter Preschool Literacy Unit
Spring Preschool Literacy Unit
Happy reading throughout the seasons.
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