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Spring has sprung! Here in Texas, spring means bluebonnets. But since spring looks a little different in different places, picture books about spring can be a great way to introduce the concept to kids.

Here are a few of my favorite picture books about spring…

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes is a lovely book about the change from winter to spring. The narrative is held together with the repeated phrase, “but if you wait…” Little by little, if you are patient, signs of spring appear. I couldn’t help notice the similar theme to his award-winning book, Waiting (read my review here).

Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner is a beautiful look at what happens both above and below ground throughout the year in a garden. Although not specifically about spring, this lovely book is a great look at how the earth wakes up from winter.

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman is a great read for poetry lovers and science enthusiasts alike! Each spread alternates between two poems about different animals, plants or insects in the spring meadow and then information about them. The poems are wonderful, but the informative text is written just as beautifully.

 A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston is a favorite at my house. Spring means butterflies, and I don’t know of any more beautifully written and illustrated book on that subject.

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I’d love to hear about your favorite picture books about spring!