Booklists

Preschool Weather Books

5 Little Ducks

By: Dennis Fleming

ISBN: 9781481424226

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

ISBN: 9780152007898

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

ISBN: 9781596436244

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

ISBN: 9780060271572

Describes the many different ways animals cope with winter, including migration, hibernation, and food storage.

Bear Wants More

By: Karma Wilson

ISBN: 9780689845093

When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.

Bedtime for Little Bears!

By: David Bedford

ISBN: 9781561485871

"Mother Bear coaxes Little Bear to sleep by taking one final walk through the snow to see other creatures preparing for bedtime." --MeL

Before Morning

By: Joyce Sidman

ISBN: 9780547979175

Let snow fall overnight and change the world before morning, making it "slow and delightful and white."

Best in Snow

By: April Sayre

ISBN: 9781481459167

"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

ISBN: 9780688161781

Early one spring a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.

Everything Spring

By: Jill Esbaum

ISBN: 9781426306075

"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

First Snow

By: Peter McCarty

ISBN: 9780062189967

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

ISBN: 9780061688553

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.

Flower Garden

By: Eve Bunting

ISBN: 9780152287764

Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.

Frosty the Snowman

By: Steve Nelson

ISBN: 9780448431994

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

ISBN: 9781559719131

Rhyming text celebrates the joys of spring for a young boy.

If You Plant a Seed

By: Kadir Nelson

ISBN: 9780062298898

While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

If You Were a Penguin

By: Florence Minor

ISBN: 9780061130977

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

ISBN: 9781564025326

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

ISBN: 9780811874953

"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

ISBN: 9780736867078

"Simple text and photographs present what happens to the weather, animals, and plants in spring"--Provided by publisher.

The Mitten

By: Jan Brett

ISBN: 9780399219207

Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.

Mud

By: Mary Lyn Ray

ISBN: 9780152562632

"As winter melts into spring, the frozen earth turns into magnificent mud." --MeL

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

By: Candace Fleming

ISBN: 9780689831522

After planting his long awaited dream garden, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

My Garden

By: Kevin Henkes

ISBN: 9780061715174

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

ISBN: 9780811867849

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

ISBN: 9780802728432

Penguin and Pinecone form an unlikely friendship, even when they must live far apart.

Rain!

By: Linda Ashman

ISBN: 9780547733951

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

ISBN: 9780736853798

"Learn how to count with colorful pictures of things commonly seen in the winter." --MeL

Snowmen at Night

By: Caralyn Buehner

ISBN: 9780803725508

Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.

The Snowy Day

By: Ezra Jack Keats

ISBN: 9780670867332

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Spring for Sophie

By: Yael Werber

ISBN: 9781481451345

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

ISBN: 9780823416028

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

ISBN: 9780967174808

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

ISBN: 9780395455364

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

ISBN: 9781402770760

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

ISBN: 9781419714924

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

ISBN: 9780887080159

A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

By: Eric Carle

ISBN: 9780399208539

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

ISBN: 9780736867078

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

ISBN: 9780544416871

"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

ISBN: 9780152026080

"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

ISBN: 9780060089863

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

ISBN: 9781627793049

"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

ISBN: 9780805077346

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

ISBN: 9780152049676

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.