Preschool Weather Books
5 Little Ducks
By: Dennis Fleming
Each day, Papa Duck goes out with his ducklings but on Monday only four come back, on Tuesday only three, but on Saturday all return when he calls and on Sunday, they stay home and rest.
All You Need for a Snowman
By: Alice Schertle
Lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls.
And Then It’s Spring
By: Julie Fogliano
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
Animals in Winter
By: Henrietta Bancroft
Describes the many different ways animals cope with winter, including migration, hibernation, and food storage.
Bear Wants More
By: Karma Wilson
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
Bedtime for Little Bears!
By: David Bedford
"Mother Bear coaxes Little Bear to sleep by taking one final walk through the snow to see other creatures preparing for bedtime." --MeL
By: Joyce Sidman
Let snow fall overnight and change the world before morning, making it "slow and delightful and white."
Best in Snow
By: April Sayre
"A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle"--Provided by publisher.
Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck
By: Lisa Peters
Early one spring a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.
By: Jill Esbaum
"See, hear, and feel the warmth of springtime by reading and learning all about chicks, bunnies, and the other baby animals that come out to play in springtime." --MeL
By: Peter McCarty
When Pedro comes from far away to visit his cousins, who are eager to introduce him to snow, all Pedro can think about at first is how much he dislikes cold.
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
By: Julia Rawlinson I
When Fletcher the fox finds the ground covered in white, he rushes to warn the other animals that spring snow has fallen, but when they follow him back to the meadow they find something much more fun.
By: Eve Bunting
Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.
Frosty the Snowman
By: Steve Nelson
An illustrated version of the familiar song in which a snowman, who was brought to life by an old silk hat, has great fun playing with the children who built him.
Hurray for Spring!
By: Patricia Hubbell
Rhyming text celebrates the joys of spring for a young boy.
If You Plant a Seed
By: Kadir Nelson
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.
If You Were a Penguin
By: Florence Minor
Pictures and rhyming text present some of the many extraordinary things penguins can do. Includes facts about penguins as well as related websites.
In the Rain with Baby Duck
By: Amy Hest
Although her parents love walking in the rain, Baby Duck does not--until Grandpa shares a secret with her.
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee
By: Chris Van Dusen
"An encounter with a moose while they are learning to ski provides Mr. Magee and his dog with some unexpected excitement." --MeL
Let's Look at Spring
By: Sarah Schuette
"Simple text and photographs present what happens to the weather, animals, and plants in spring"--Provided by publisher.
By: Jan Brett
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
By: Mary Lyn Ray
"As winter melts into spring, the frozen earth turns into magnificent mud." --MeL
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
By: Candace Fleming
After planting his long awaited dream garden, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
By: Kevin Henkes
After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
Over and Under the Snow
By: Kate Messner
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.
Penguin and Pinecone
By: Salina Yoon
Penguin and Pinecone form an unlikely friendship, even when they must live far apart.
By: Linda Ashman
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.
Snowflakes and ice skates
By: Rebecca Fjelland Davis
"Learn how to count with colorful pictures of things commonly seen in the winter." --MeL
Snowmen at Night
By: Caralyn Buehner
Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.
The Snowy Day
By: Ezra Jack Keats
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Spring for Sophie
By: Yael Werber
Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring--the melting ice, the blue sky--until one day the raindrops come and spring is here.
Spring Is Here
By: Will Hillenbrand
Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries--unsuccessfully--to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.
Stranger in the Woods
By: Carl Sams
Forest animals, awakened by the birds' warning that there is a stranger in the woods, set out to discover if there is danger and find, instead, a wonderful surprise.
Tacky the Penguin
By: Helen Lester
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Ten on the Sled
By: Kim Norman
Animals fall off a speeding sled one by one until only a lonely caribou is left, chasing a giant snowball that has engulfed the falling animals.
The Thing About Spring
By: Daniel Kirk
As his friends Bird, Mouse, and Bear celebrate the arrival of spring, Rabbit finds more and more things to dislike about the change of seasons until, at last, he admits that spring can be full of pleasant surprises.
The Tiny Seed
By: Eric Carle
A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By: Eric Carle
Contains die-cut pages that illustrate the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
Up, Down, and Around
By: Katherine Ayres
A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.
Waiting for Snow
By: Marsha Arnold
"Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger's friends have a few tricks up their sleeves to try and get the snow's attention and distract their pal in the meantime"-- Provided by publisher.
Waiting for Wings
By: Lois Ehlert
"Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how?" --Amazon
Wake Up, It’s Spring!
By: Lisa Ernst
Word of the arrival of spring spreads from earth to worm to seed to lady bug and on through the natural world to a sleeping family, until everyone is dancing in celebration.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
By: Richard Smith
"The text of the classic Christmas song is accompanied by colorful illustrations that depict such nostalgic activities as sleigh rides, family hikes through snow-covered woods, and making snowmen." --MeL
Who Likes Rain?
By: Wong Yee
As a young girl splashes in the rain, she plays a guessing game with the reader about other living things that enjoy a cloudburst.
Winter is the Warmest Season
By: Lauren Stringer
A child describes pleasant ways to stay warm during the winter, from sipping hot chocolate and eating grilled cheese sandwiches to wearing wooly sweaters and sitting near a glowing fireplace.