- Banks, Kate. Fox. 2007.
Against the rhythmic background of the turning seasons, a little fox learns there is a time for everything.
- Blackstone, Stella. Skip Through the Seasons. 2009.
A hide-and-seek book full of things to look at and talk about as you journey through the changing year.
- Karas, G. Brian. The Village Garage. 2010.
No matter what the season, workers at the Village Garage are always busy.
- McBratney, Sam. Guess How Much I Love You—All Year Round. 2010.
Little Nutbrown Hare has lots of questions about the seasons.
- Saltzberg, Barney. All Around the Seasons. 2010.
Bursting with energy, this celebration of childhood follows the familiar activities that bring joy and comfort through a year of nature's changes.
- Schertle, Alice. A Very Hairy Bear. 2007.
All through the year, this shaggy, raggy, rumbly, bumbly bear faces down whatever comes his way.
- Sidman, Joyce. Red Sings from Treetops : a Year in Colors. 2009.
Brings the colors of the seasons to light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste.
- Buehner, Caralyn. Snowmen at Night. 2002.
This delightful winter tale reveals what snowmen do at night.
- Carr, Jan. Frozen Noses. 1999.
Describes the delights of such winter activities as throwing snowballs, making a snowman and going ice skating.
- Ehlert, Lois. Snowballs. 1995.
When it's snowing, there's only one thing to do: put on some mittens, and head outside!
- Fleming, Denise. The First Day of Winter. 2005.
Children will chant along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the perfect snowman.
- Glaser, Linda. It's Winter! 2002.
A child observes the coming of winter and its effects on the weather, animals and plants.
- Hest, Amy. You Can do it, Sam. 2003.
Sam and Mrs. Bear enjoy a day of giving, and Sam learns he can do things on his own.
- Peters, Lisa Westberg. Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck. 2000.
Early in the year a little duck arrives at her pond to find it still frozen—but not for long.
- Siddals, Mary McKenna. Millions of Snowflakes. 1998.
As snow begins to fall, a child counts the flakes, enjoying every one.
- Van Laan, Nancy. When Winter Comes. 2000.
Rhyming text asks what happens to different animals and plants "when winter comes and the cold wind blows."
- Wilson, Karma. Bear Snores On. 2002.
Some animals stop by Bear's cave to warm up from the cold.
- Ernst, Lisa. Wake up, it's Spring! 2004.
This book celebrates the awakening of life that comes with spring.
- Fleming, Candace. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! 2002.
Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating his vegetables.
- Glaser, Linda. It's Spring! 2001.
A child observes the arrival of spring and its effects on plants and animals. Includes suggestions for nature study projects.
- Thompson, Lauren. Mouse's First Spring. 2005.
A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.
- Thompson, Lauren. Wee Little Lamb. 2009.
A wee little lamb is too shy to play with the other animals living on the farm.
- Wilson, Karma. Bear Wants More. 2003.
When spring comes, Bear wakes up hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
- Ackerman, Jill. Welcome summer. 2010.
A bright and tactile board book that celebrates a first encounter with the hottest season.
- Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. 2008.
This celebration of friendship captures the very essence of summer and what it means to be a kid.
- Gershator, Phillis. Summer is summer. 2006.
School is out and it's the perfect time to explore the magic of summer.
- Glaser, Linda. It's Summer! 2003.
Simple text and beautiful paper sculpture capture the animal life, weather and clothing of summertime.
- Korda, Lerryn. It's Vacation Time. 2010.
Summer is here, and Little Nye is making icepops to take on vacation.
- London, Jonathan. Froggy Goes to Camp. 2008.
Camp Run-A-Muck will never be the same in this adventure filled with Froggy's trademark antics.
- McClure, Nikki. Mama, Is It Summer Yet? 2010.
This book showcases the wonderful images of nature and the joys of family and the outdoors.
- Thompson, Lauren. Mouse's First Summer. 2004.
Mouse and Minka invite you to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park.
- Carr, Jan. Dappled Apples. 2001.
Rhyming text and illustrations celebrate the pleasures of fall, from turning leaves to apple picking and carving pumpkins.
- DePaola, Tomie. Four Friends in Autumn. 2004.
Friends gather on a cool, crisp day to share a meal they realize tastes better when served with a healthy dollop of friendship.
- Ehlert, Lois. Leaf Man. 2005.
Come along on a journey with a man made of leaves.
- Hall, Zoe. Fall Leaves Fall! 2000.
When fall comes, two brothers enjoy catching falling leaves. Includes a description of how leaves change through the year.
- Hutchins, Pat. Ten Red Apples. 2000.
In rhyming verses, one animal after another eats an apple from the farmer's tree.
- Rockwell, Anne F. Apples and Pumpkins. 1989.
With great enjoyment of the autumn season, a small girl tells of her family's journey to a farm to pick apples and pumpkins.
- Slegers, Liesbet. Kevin Discovers Autumn. 2010.
A young boy relishes the joys of nature in this delightful seasonal tale.
- Tafuri, Nancy. The Busy Little Squirrel. 2007.
Tafuri, Nancy. The Busy Little Squirrel. (board)
Featuring simple text and distinctive illustrations, this book tells the story of a squirrel who tries to get everything done in time for the long winter.
revised November 2010