Great Read Alouds: Picture books on seasons

How do you measure a year? Is it 365 days or 8,760 hours? I measure mine by the seasons. Fall is my favorite with vibrant colors and cooler weather, it fuels my desire for change after a hot summer. Whatever your favorite season, it brings new experiences.

Spring has arrived and here are a few of my favorite books about seasons to read with your young child.

Do I have to Wear a Coat? by Rachel Isadora (author & illustrator)

This book contains lively illustrations of each season’s best experiences. Is it a raincoat, no coat or bundle up coat kind of day? The question is asked and answered in the text and pictures as each season passes.

Not Now, Cow by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Troy Cummings

The illustrations in this book will make your preschooler giggle. Your child can search the pages for the mistakes cow makes in dressing for the season. Be sure to ask your young listener, “Would I let you wear your swimsuit in the snow?”

If Winter Comes, Tell it I’m Not Here by Simona Ciraolo (author & illustrator)

Nothing is better than swimming every day and eating snow cones. But a boy’s older sister tells him summer is going to end. The boy watches for the signs of winter as the season changes. In the end, the boy finds that winter brings its own kind of joy.

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I work in the Kids Library and I love picture books. I'm always looking through the newest books. Ask me for a recommendation! You can find me making book bundles for preschoolers, at storytime or in Building Readers: Wonderful 1s.