13 Stupendous Seasons Books for Young Kids

by Gemma Aguayo-Murphy

 

The winds have picked up. The mornings and evenings have a chill in the air, and the trees are slowly shedding their leaves. Summer is turning to fall.

My kids have taken note of the changes happening as one season ends and another begins. They have begun asking questions about what they are seeing and feeling as the signs of autumn start to appear. They are curious about the four seasons and as a former reading teacher, my solution to answering such questions always lies in books.

Perhaps your children are also asking the same questions or maybe you are simply looking for ways to teach your kids about the seasons.

In today's post, we have gathered 13 Stupendous Seasons Books for Young Kids that do great job of presenting information about what makes each season special and explain the differences between each one. 

We hope these books will help satisfy those curious minds and teach your little ones some interesting, new things.

13 Stupendous Seasons Books for Young Kids

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The following list of books has clickable links to make it easier to find the books for purchase. These are popular titles so you might also be able to find them at your local library.

Books About The Four Seasons

     

     

    Stories of the Seasons: Nature Stories Collection

    • Ages: Baby-7
    • Discover the story of the seasons with four beautiful bedtime tales from the natural world. Learn how the world changes as the year goes by with Little Acorn, Little Raindrop, Little Snowflake, and Little Bear.

     

    My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons (Growing Hearts)

    • Ages: 2-4 years
    • One little girl has a very special friend, the tall ancient tree in her backyard. Through the seasons, she grows along with the tree, playing in its branches and basking in its shade. She can swing and have a picnic, draw the tree and play hide and go seek. Through her time with her tree, the girl learns to appreciate the natural world as something to be savored and protected and acknowledges her place within it.

    A Stroll Through the Seasons (Look and Wonder)

    • Ages: 5-8
    • Discover the seasons, from bright spring blossoms to sparkling winter snow, and everything in between. Children have lots of questions about the world around them, and this book helps them discover many amazing and wonderful scientific facts about nature.

     

    Green on Green

    • Ages: 4-8 
    • A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons, filled with yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer and orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling.

     

    The Reason for the Seasons (A Joulia Copernicus Book)

    • Ages: 6-9 
    • Winter, spring, summer, fall -- we all have a favorite season. But what makes the seasons happen in the first place? Ellie Peterson's clear, concise language and bold, kid-friendly illustrations bring science to life through narrator Joulia Copernicus, a strong and adventurous kid scientist. Kids will laugh while learning at the same time about the science behind the changing of the seasons throughout the year.

    Books About Winter

     

    Winter Is Here

    • Ages: 4-8
    • Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.

    Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

    • Ages: 3-6
    • Join a brother and sister as they explore nature and take a stroll through their twinkling town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the setting sun to curious deer, they say goodbye to autumn and welcome the glorious first snow of winter in Kenar Pak's Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter.

    Books About Spring

    I Am Spring: A Book About Spring for Kids

    • Ages: Baby-6 
    • After the cold of Winter, comes the warmth of Spring. “I Am Spring” takes young children on a journey through the many important events that occur uniquely in the beautiful growing season of Spring. When the day becomes longer than the night, and the leaves begin to sprout on the bare branches, and bugs and animals that were hiding start to reappear, get ready, because that means Spring is here!

     

    When Spring Comes

    • Ages: 4-8
    • In this beautiful book for young children, Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the newborn spring.

     Books About Summer

     

    And Then Comes Summer

    • Ages: 4-8
    • When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season.

     

    Summer Days and Nights

    • Ages: 2-6
    • On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. Before long, she's fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and summer nights.

       

      Books About Fall

      Hello, Fall!: A Picture Book

      • Ages: 2-6
      • Fall is here! Colorful leaves whisper to each other. Geese honk as they flock across the sky. Pumpkins listen patiently from their patch. The season announces itself in all sorts of ways―if you stop to say hello! From New York Times–bestselling author Deborah Diesen and illustrator Lucy Fleming, Hello, Fall! is a touching story of the autumn season.

       

      In the Middle of Fall

      • Ages: 4-8
      • Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s memorable text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.