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50 Books about the Seasons

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
© 2012 Cooperative Children's Book Center

Originally developed in 2003 as part of a 12-month series in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, this bibliography was updated in 2012.


Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies


Fall

    Ehlert, Lois. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. 36 pages. Ages 3 - 5

    Fleming, Denise. Time to Sleep. Henry Holt, 1997. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Geisert, Arthur. Nursery Crimes. Walter Lorraine Books / Houghton Mifflin, 2001. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Gerber, Carole. Leaf Jumpers. Illustrated by Leslie Evans. Charlesbridge, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Griffith, Gretchen. When Christmas Feels Like Home. Illustrated by Carolina Farias. Albert Whitman, 2013. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Lowry, Lois. Crow Call. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Scholastic Press, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    Partridge, Elizabeth. Moon Glowing. Illustrated by Joan Paley. Dutton, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 18 months - 3 years

    Robbins, Ken. Autumn Leaves. Scholastic Press, 1998. 39 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Schaefer, Carole Lexa. Snow Pumpkin. Illustrated by Pierr Morgan. Crown, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7


Winter

    Bauer, Marion Dane. The Longest Night. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. Holiday House, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 8

    Fleming, Denise. First Day of Winter. Henry Holt, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 3-7

    Henkes, Kevin. Oh!. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow, 1999. 24 pages. Ages 2 - 4

    Laminack, Lester L. . Snow Day!. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Peachtree, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Messner, Kate. Over and Under the Snow. Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle, 2011. 40 pages. Ages 3-7

    Perkins, Lynne Rae. Snow Music. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003. 36 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Pfeffer, Wendy. The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice. Illustrated by Jesse Reisch. Dutton, 2003. Ages 7 - 11

    Quattlebaum, Mary. Winter Friends. Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. Doubleday, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Schertle, Alice. All You Need for a Snowman. Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee. Silver Whistle / Harcourt, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Stringer, Lauren. Winter is the Warmest Season. Harcourt, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 3-7

    Van Laan, Nancy. When Winter Comes. Illustrated by Susan Gaber. Atheneum, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6


Spring

    Carney, Margaret. At Grandpa's Sugar Bush. Illustrated by Janet Wilson. U.S. edition: Kids Can Press, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Florian, Douglas. Handsprings. A Greenwillow Book / HarperCollins, 2006. 48 pages. Ages 6-10

    Jackson, Ellen. The Spring Equinox: Celebrating the Greening of the Earth. Illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis. Millbrook Press, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 8 - 11

    Manushkin, Fran. How Mama Brought the Spring. Illustrated by Holly Berry. Dutton, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Purmell, Ann. Maple Syrup Season . Illustrated by Jill Weber. Holiday House, 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Schnur, Steven. Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic. Illustrated by Leslie Evans. Clarion, 1999. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 11

    Wilson, Karma. Bear Wants More. Illustrated by Jane Chapman. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 4


Summer

    Eclare, Melanie. A Harvest of Color: Growing a Vegetable Garden. Ragged Bears, 2002. 28 pages. Ages 4 - 9

    English, Karen. Hot Day on Abbott Avenue. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. Clarion, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever . Harcourt, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 4-7

    Gershator, Phillis and David Gershator . Summer is Summer. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Henry Holt, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Hubbell, Patricia. Sea, Sand, Me!. Illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst. HarperCollins, 2001. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 4

    LaMarche, Jim. The Raft. HarperCollins, 2000. 40 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    Mahy, Margaret. A Summery Saturday Morning. Illustrated by Selina Young. U.S. edition: Viking, 1998. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Pfeffer, Wendy. The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice. Illustrated by Linda Bleck. Dutton, 2010. 40 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Rendon, Marcie R.. Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life. Photographed by Cheryl Walsh Bellville. Carolrhoda, 1996. 48 pages. Ages 7 - 11

    Williams, Karen Lynn. A Beach Tail. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Boyds Mills Press, 2010. 32 pages. Ages 3-7

    Yee, Wong Herbert. Summer Days and Nights. Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 2–5


All Year Long

    Cooper, Elisha. Farm. Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2010. 48 pages. Ages 4 - 9

    Henkes, Kevin. Old Bear. Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2008. 24 pages. Ages 2-6

    Lin, Grace and Ranida T. McKneally . Our Seasons. Illustrated by Grace Lin. Charlesbridge, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Livingston, Myra Cohn. Calendar. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Holiday House, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 4-7

    Rosen, Michael J.. Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family’s Farm. Darby Creek, 2008. 144 pages. Ages 8-14

    Rosen, Michael J. . The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems. Illustrated by Stan Fellows. Candlewick Press, 2009. 64 pages. Ages 8-14

    Rotner, Shelley and Anne Love Woodhull . Every Season. Photographed by Shelley Rotner. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Sidman, Joyce. Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors. Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton Mifflin / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Stein, David Ezra. Leaves. Putnam, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

    Willems, Mo. City Dog, Country Frog. Illustrated by Jon J Muth. Hyperion, 2010. 56 pages. Ages 3-7



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