Seasonal Books: Top Kids Titles to Read in 2016

Seasonal Books 

The top kid’s books are listed in this quick guide to read during all of the four seasons, as a library list, or as a way to challenge young readers to read more books. The books listed are helpful for planning out lessons related to weather, seasons, or book themed crafts like these.


Books by the Season


Have you ever completed a reading challenge? Give it a try, and with this list of  books, you can enjoy reading together with young children throughout the year.

Check out these FREE printable award certificates and progress charts – This is a fun way to encourage kids to read every day and have the family work towards a special goal, such as a well earned trip to Disney World or another favorite getaway spot.

This list can be updated with even more books, so please let me know if there is one missing that should be on here and tweet this message to someone who will benefit from using it –

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                                 Good Books for Winter:

Hide and SleepMelanie WalshDK Publishing
While the Bear Sleeps Caitlin MatthewsBarefoot Collections
The Snowy BearMiriam MossTemplar
A Snowman Named BobMark Kimball MoultonLang Books
The Rabbit, The Fox, and the WolfSaraOrchard Books
When Will the Snow Trees GrowBen ShecterHarper Collins Pub.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?Bill Martin Jr/Eric CarleHenry Holt & Co.
Annie and the Wild AnimalsJan BrettTrumpet Club
The Rabbit The MouseryCharlotte PomerantzGuliver Books
To Sleep with the AngelsH. Elizabeth CollinsIlluminations Arts Pub.
Shota and the Star QuiltMargaret Bateson HillZero to Ten Limited
Bonsai BearBernard LibsterIlluminations Arts Pub.
Ahoy There, Little Polar BearHans De BeerNorth South Books
Time To SleepDenise FlemmingScholastic

                               Good Books for Spring:

Miss Fannie’s HatJan KaronAugsburg Fortress
Daisy and the EggJane SimmonsLittle Brown and Co.
Love Your NeighborArthur DobrinScolastic
Dance AwayGeorge ShannonMulberry Books
A Present for Big PigDebi GloriCandle Wick Books
The Pig Who WishedJoyce DunBarDK Publishing
Caterpillar’s WishMary MurphyDK Publishing
Beaver Pond Moose PondJim ArnoskyNational Geographic
Herman and MargueriteJay O’CallahanPeachtree Pub
The Flea’s SneezeKarla FirehammerHenry Holt & Co.
The Golden Egg BookMargaret Wise BrownGolden Press
I Wish I Were a ButterflyJames HoweHarcourt Brace
Baby Bird FirstFrank AschScholastic
A Rainbow of My OwnDon FreemanPuffin Books
Swinging on an Orologi RainbowCharles PerkinsAfrica World Press
Planting a RainbowLois EhlertHarcourt Brace
Butterfly HouseEve BuntingScholastic
Jubal’s WishAudrey WoodBlue Sky Press

                               Good Books for Summer:

Miss Spider’s WeddingDavid KirkScholastic
StrudwickRobert Kraus 
Row, Row, Row you BoatPippa GoodhartScholastic
Clap Your HandsLorinda Bryan CauleyScholastic
Stephanie’s PonytailRobert MunschAnnick Press, Ltd
I Like Your ButtonsSarah Marwil LamsteinAlbert Witman & Co.
Where the Wild Things AreSendakScholastic
Too Much TalkAngela Shelf MedearisCandlewick Press
No Matter WhatDebi GlioriScholastic
SassafrasAudry PennChild & Family Press
Storm’s ComingDave & Julie SaundersBradbury Press
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her WashSarah WeeksScholastic
The Snake Who was Afraid of PeopleBarry Louis PolisarRainbow Morning Music
Snake Alley BandElizabeth NygaardPicture Yearling Pub.
Don’t Be Afraid TommyKlaus BaumgartLittle Tiger Press
Rory and the LionJane CabreraDK Publishing
BallRoss AsquithDK Publishing
Gotcha!Gail JorgensenScholastic

                                 Good Books for Fall:

Tin-A-LingSobhan DoddsDK Publishing
Nicky and the Big Bad WolvesValeri GorbachevNorth South Pub.
Don’t Laugh JoeKeiko KaszaG R Putnam Sons
Freaky Tales From Far and WideHugh Lupton & Lisa BerkshireBarefoot Books
Love is a Handful of HoneyGiles Andreae & Vanessa CabbanLittle Tiger Press
Dancing With the WindStanton OrserNorthland Pub.
Not-So-Grizzly Bear StoriesHiawyn OramLittle Tiger Press
Apples-Apples-ApplesNancy Elizabeth WallaceWinslow Press
The TurnipPierr MorganScholastic
The Kissing HandAudry PennChild Welfare League

Did you notice any books missing above that should be added? Let me know if this list comes in handy for your family… Pin this to the B is for Bookworm Pinterest Board and save it for later reference.

I would love to hear your feedback below. I want to hear from you about your favorite books! Please share what your kids like to read, or don’t like. Until next time friends.





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