The engaging picture books in this Seasons & Clothes Themed Booklist for kids, take a look at at the different seasons and the clothing we wear for each.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Booklist for kids
Everything Spring, by Jill Esbaum
We think of spring and we feel warmer, sunny days, we smell the freshness of nature’s flowers blooming again, and we picture little chicks and furry bunnies. These adorable baby animals are fun to look at and they represent the spirit of renewal and life that is spring. Every young creature finally ventures outside to play as the dreary days of winter fade away and color surround us all.
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons
Arnold collects apple blossoms in spring, builds a treehouse in summer, makes apple pie and cider in the fall, and hangs strings of popcorn and berries for the birds in winter, among other seasonal activities. I
Four Seasons Make a Year, by Anne Rockwell
In the spring, leaves sprout, showers come, and it’s time for planting. Bees buzz and roses bloom as summer arrives. The fall turns pumpkins orange and leaves red and gold, and the wind grows cold. In wintertime, snow twirls down, and the flames in the fireplace leap and glow. Everything is always growing and changing on a farm.
Watching the Seasons, by Edana Eckart
A Science book that teaches children that plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, growing, reproducing, and dying and that
the weather changes from day to day and over the seasons.
The Reason for Seasons, by Gail Gibbons
The Reasons for Seasons introduces the solstices, the equinoxes, and the tilt in Earth’s axis that causes them, and gives examples of what each season is like across the globe from pole to pole.
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
Simple, fun diagrams that help introduce concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves are introduced in this book. It also includes a list of the best spots to view leaves changing color as well as simple activities to do with leaves, like leaf rubbings and leaf pressings.
Time to Sleep, by Denise Fleming
A chill is in the air and Bear knows it is time for her winter nap. But first, she must tell Snail. And Snail must tell Skunk. And Skunk must tell Turtle. Each animal who tries to put off going to sleep just a little longer sees, smells, hears, or tastes the signs of the impending season. Finally, Ladybug rushes off to tell Bear–already asleep in her cave–the exciting news.
Awesome Autumn, by Bruce Goldstone
Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup football games to play, Thanksgiving foods to eat, leaf piles to jump in―all the amazing things that happen as the air turns crisp and cool.
Winter Wonderland, by Jill Esbaum
Each year, as days grow shorter and trees become bare, the world outside seems to slow and darken. But for children, this time of year is magical. The frosty air crackles with play and laughter. There’s a sense of excitement as snow and cold weather make for outdoor adventures that aren’t possible any other time of year. Let’s celebrate winter!
Animals in Winter, by Henrietta Bancroft
Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Butterflies can’t survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. They migrate. Woodchucks don’t like cold weather either, but they don’t migrate; they hibernate. Woodchucks sleep in their dens all winter long. How do these and other animals handle the cold and snow of winter?
Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson
One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear’s cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests—all of them having a party without him!
Changing Seasons, by Sian Smith
Little readers will learn about seasonal patterns, typical weather, changes to plants and animals, and the clothing and activities that are usual for each season.
Exploring Spring, by Terri degezelle
Get out your raincoat because spring showers are here. Watch plants sprout and baby animals take their first steps. See how spring brings changes for people, plants, and animals.
Snowmen All Year, by Carolyn Buehner
A young boy dreams of a non-melting snowman friend who joins him for all of the year’s events. They ride a roller coaster together, dive into a swimming pool in the summer, watch the Fourth of July fireworks, and trick-or-treat on Halloween.
Exploring Summer, by Terri DeGezelle
Put on some shorts and try to stay cool in the hot summer season. Watch fruit ripen and baby animals grow up. See how summer brings changes for people, plants, and animals.
Tap the Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson
It begins with a bare brown tree. But tap that tree, turn the page, and one bright green leaf has sprouted! Tap again—one, two, three, four—and four more leaves have grown on the next page. Pat, clap, wiggle, jiggle, and see blossoms bloom, apples grow, and the leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze.
The Hat, by Jan Brett
When Lisa’s woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking gets stuck on his prickles — and the fun begins. All the animals laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he’s wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes, by Ann Morris
“Shoes is loosely organized into categories such as working shoes, dancing shoes, shoes for ice or snow, and anytime-at-all shoes. It’s an interesting way to take an armchair tour, and could be used to spark a geography, social studies, or multicultural unit.” –School Library Journal.
Wonderfall, by Michael Hall
A single tree is followed through the changing of the seasons. People, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in its leaves, and getting ready for winter, while the beautiful tree drops acorns, loses leaves, and provides food and a home for a pair of scurrying squirrels.
Llama Llama, Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney
Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama.
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, by James Dean
Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons?
Underwear! by Mary Elise Monsell
Bismark the Buffalo is grumpy and unlovable until his friends teach him how to laugh and show him that wearing colorful underwear can be great fun.
Clothesline Clues, by Kathryn Heling
Who wears what to work? The clues can be spotted hanging from the clotheslines with a mail carrier’s uniform, an artist’s brushes, and a chef’s apron. Then turn the page to learn which professionals wear and use the special gear in the jobs they do.
The Clothes I Wear, by Bobbie Kalman
What clothes do we wear when it is summer or winter or when it is time for bed? Appealing photos with simple labels help children learn why we wear different clothes for different seasons or for doing certain activities.
Tree, by Britta Treckentrup
Through a hole in the book’s cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the tree—baby bears frolicking in the spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, squirrels storing nuts in the fall, and finally the lone owl keeping warm during the winter chill—until another year begins. . . .