Spring is in the air, so why not have it on our bookshelves, too? It’s easy to find lists of spring read-aloud books, but here at Ello, we’re all about books your child can read on their own. Here are some seasonal, readable books to grab on your next trip to the library or find on your Ello app!
Got a Kindergartener who loves animals (who doesn’t)? Spring is a great time to read about farms and baby animals!
Many favorite first-grade characters—like Little Critter, Pete the Cat, Clifford, Franklin, and Biscuit—have spring-themed books that match their reading level!
There are tons of fun spring- and spring break-themed books written for second-graders. As your blossoming reader continues to grow, you can start including chapter books as well!
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble by Cynthia Rylant is a delightful celebration of spring with two beloved characters.
Uni the Unicorn: Uni Brings the Spring by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a must if you have a unicorn lover in the house!
Fluffy’s Spring Vacation by Kate McMullan is just one book in a great series of a class guinea pig’s grand adventures!
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel is a classic for a reason. Really any of the Frog & Toad books are perfect for second graders in spring.
Abracadabra, It’s Spring by Anne Sibley O’Brien celebrates the magical way the earth comes back to life in spring.
The Spring Dance from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler is, like all the other “Black Lagoon” books, hilarious (at least to second-graders).
Chicken on Vacation by Adam Lehrhaupt gives off perfect “spring break staycation” vibes and is all about the power of imagination.
A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman is a whimsical story about every kid’s goal on a rainy day: finding a rainbow!
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor Pinczes is funny, introduces some division, and is all about a picnic.
How to Hide a Butterfly by Ruth Heller is a beautiful look at how insects use camouflage.
Pro tip from an Ello reader: take your spring books like A Rainbow of My Own and read them outside!
Spring of third grade is a great time to introduce chapter book series that your kids can keep reading through summer.