30 eBooks for Spring Break

Animals in Spring by M.J. York
Readers are introduced to different animals in spring, which are waking up, migrating, or being born.

Plants in Spring by M.J. York
Readers are introduced to the concepts of weather, how it changes in spring, and what its changes mean for growing plants.

Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien & Susan Gal
Winter turns to spring in this lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons. Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of spring’s arrival, revealing what happens when snow melts, trees bud, flowers bloom, birds arrive, and eggs and cocoons hatch. Finally, it’s warm enough to pack away winter clothes and go out and play!

Spring Stinks by Ryan T. Higgins
Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smelly springtime smells of spring with Bruce! But what will Bruce think of all that stink?

The Story of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall
In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?” “We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said. Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled-and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin?

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
A young boy and his dog decide they have had enough of winter, so they resolve to plant a garden. Join them as they savor the anticipation of new growth. Narrated by Ron McLarty with music by Ernest Troost. Includes an interview with author Julie Fogliano.

Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer & Adam Schaefer
Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.

Let’s Hatch Chicks! by Lisa Steele
Introduce children to the life cycle of chickens from egg, to hatching, and beyond with Let’s Hatch Chicks!. Author Lisa Steele, of Fresh Eggs Daily, shows the entire process in kid friendly terms. In this book you’ll meet Violet, a plucky and fun-loving chicken. Violet has an exciting secret to share with you: she’s ready to be a mom! Join Violet as she keeps her eggs warm and protects them from danger. See what happens each week as the chick grows inside the egg. And when the new chicks arrive, that’s when the fun begins again!

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations include six pages that present all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
One boy’s quest for a greener world… one garden at a time. A little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

The Empty Pot by Charlotte Guillain & Steve Dorado
This book tells the story of the Empty Pot, a traditional Chinese folk tale. In it, the hero of the story learns that it is better to be honest than to cheat, and that honesty will bring real rewards.

Fletcher And The Springtime Blossom by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke
When Fletcher tumbles down the hill into the sunny orchard, he can hardly believe his eyes, there’s snow on the ground! Off he rushes to warn his friends that spring hasn’t yet arrived. But could there be another explanation for the glorious white display? Discover the delight of springtime in this exquisite and uplifting picture book.

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
A girl and her father go to the store to buy plants, soil, and a window box for a flower garden that’s going places: from the store, to the shopping cart, on the bus ride home, and up the stairs to become a colorful birthday surprise for the little girl’s mother.
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal
In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered…over and under the pond.
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
The neighbors’ gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of “black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers” that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that “these are better than flowers.” Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose.
Toad Weather by Sandra Markle and Thomas Gonzalez
There’s nothing to do on a rainy day, or so Ally thinks. But, Mama says she’s seen something amazing, so despite Ally’s misgivings, she sets out on an adventure with her mother and grandmother. On her journey, she sees all sorts of things: dripping awnings, wet cardboard, splashing cars…but also earthworms, storm drain geysers, and oil slick patterns. And then, they turn the corner, just in time to see a big crowd. What’s happening?
An Egg is an Egg by Nicki Weiss
A boy and his mother discover the nature of change in the world around them-as the nature of their love for one another never changes.
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Celebrate the power of friendship with Frog and Toad. From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other-just as best friends should be.
Imagination Vacation by Jami Gigot
Sam has a very busy family. Mom works late; Dad’s projects pile up. Even Sam’s younger sister Marla is always doing something. Everyone in Sam’s family has their own idea of what the perfect vacation would look like. But there’s one thing they all agree on: they just can’t get away right now. So Sam comes up with a different kind of getaway. With a little planning, a few supplies, and a touch of creativity, she finds that her family’s dream vacation wasn’t so far away after all.
A Road Trip to Yosemite by Helen Bethune
Amelia and her family are headed to Yosemite on vacation. They use the trusty GPS to make sure they arrive on time. After stopping to visit family and taking wagers on the time of their arrival, the family finally arrives in the beautiful Yosemite Valley. As they head for the cabins, they realize that they are lost! Adventure awaits as they try to find their way back to the road.
Pete the Cat’s Family Road Trip by James Dean
Pete the Cat and his family are ready explore all the many wonderful American landmarks on their fun family road trip! They visit many famous sights, including Niagara Falls, New Orleans, Savannah, and more. Of course, no true road trip is complete without a flat tire! But the Cat family isn’t going to let a small setback get in the way of fun…
Amazing World of Gumball: Spring Break Smash by Mirka Andolfo
It’s spring break in Elmore. Let the vacations begin! Tobias is planning an epic house party, Hot Dog Guy is looking for love, the Watterson’s turn their house into a resort, and more!
Hail to Spring by Charles Ghigna
Springtime weather can bring big storms. Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime hail.
Surprising Spring by Jennifer Marino Walters
Suddenly the Earth warms up from a long winter nap. Green appears all around. Nature comes alive and spring surprises us all as robins hatch and flowers bloom, beginning a new cycle of surprises.
Spring Blossoms by Carole Gerber and Leslie Evans
During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers-each with a distinctive appearance.
Spring in the Woods by Sue Tarsky and Claire Lordon
Join the fun of finding and counting all the animals, flowers, and insects, as more and more appear on a lively walk through the woods during the springtime. Packed with repetition that young children love and that also helps them learn, this is an entertaining introduction to colors, numbers, and the seasons.
Spring With Olga the Cloud by Nicolette Costa
It’s time to wake up the sun for spring! Olga the cloud is so happy that she and her friend Sonia the star get to wake up the sun. But the sun is grumpy and a little bit lazy. Will he be ready for springtime?
A Windy Spring Day by Wendy Dunham and Michal Sparks
When a big wind goes whoosh, Skunk gets scared and could sure use a friend. Braving the storm to check on his best pal, Raccoon comes over for a visit and brings a big surprise-supplies to make a kite. Skunk and Raccoon work together to get the kite made and invite everyone in Buttercup Grove over to fly it, because some things are better to do with more than just two!
Are You Ready for Spring? by Shelia Anderson
The days are getting warmer. And they’re getting longer. Baby birds are hatching. The grass is turning green. Do you know what season is here? It’s spring! What else happens in spring? Read this book to find out!
Get Outside in Spring by Sue Gagliardi
Offers readers a variety of activities they can do to get outside in spring. Filled with fun facts about the season, bonus sidebar activities, and a “Get Outside!” special feature, this book is sure to inspire kids to explore the great outdoors.