Book List: Spring Seasonal and Holidays-Earth and Weather

BOOK LIST (For Pre-K to 8)


  • Billy Beg and His Bull: An Irish Tale by Ellin Greene
  • Caitlin, The Irish Dancer, Sticker Paper Doll by Barbara Steadman
  • Children’s Irish-English Dictionary
  • Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story by Linda Shute
  • Fair, Brown & Trembling : An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly (Illustrator)
  • Hooray, for St. Patrick’s Day! by Joan Holub
  • Irish Dance Recital Sticker Activity Book by Barbara Steadman
  • Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson, Katy Bratun (Illustrator)
  • Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola
  • Leprechaun Luck: A Wee Book of Irish Wisdom by Erin Gobragh
  • Look What Came from Ireland by Miles Harvey
  • O’Sullivan’s Stew by Hudson Talbott
  • Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie De Paola
  • Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick’s Day Symbols by Edna Barth
  • St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet by Beverly Barras Vidrine
  • St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Shamrocks, and Leprechauns by Elaine Landau
  • St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
  • That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting
  • The Ancient Celtic Festivals: And How We Celebrate Them Today by Clare Walker Leslie
  • The King of Ireland’s Son by Brendan Behan
  • The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story About St. Patrick by Sheila Macgill-Callahan
  • The Luckiest Leprechaun: A Tail-Wagging Tale of Friendship by Justine Korman
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan, Ben Stahl (Illustrator)
  • This Is Ireland by M. Sasek
  • Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott
  • St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
  • Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Balian

(Pre-K to 8 yr.) EASTER RELATED

  • Bunny Trouble by Hans Wilhelm
  • Bunny’s Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
  • Easter Bugs : A Springtime Pop-up by David A. Carter
  • Easter Bunny’s Amazing Egg Machine by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
  • Easter Mice! by Bethany Roberts
  • Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Humbug Rabbit by Lorna Balian
  • Lilies, Rabbits and Painted Eggs by Edna Barth
  • Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise by Jeanne Modesitt, Robin Spowart (Illustrator)
  • Minnie and Moo: The Attack of the Easter Bunnies by Denys Cazet
  • Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow
  • One Duck Stuck : A Mucky Ducky Counting Book by Phyllis Root
  • Owen’s Marshmallow Chick by Kevin Henkes
  • Peeping Beauty by Mary Jane Auch
  • Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco
  • Ten Little Eggs by Jean Marzollo
  • The Best Thing About Easter by Christine Harder Tangvald
  • The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow
  • The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Dubose Heyward
  • The Easter Bunny That Overslept by Priscilla & Otto Friedrich, Donald Saaf (Illustrator)
  • The Easter Chicken by Lisa Funari Willever
  • The Easter Egg Artists by Adrienne Adams
  • The Easter Egg Farm by Mary Jane Auch
  • The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
  • The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Golden Egg by A.J. Wood
  • The Jelly Bean Fun Book by Karen Capucilli
  • The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
  • The Tale Of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter


  • 175 Easy to Do Easter Crafts
    by Sharon Dunn Umnik – editor
  • Crafts for Easter
    by Kathy Ross
  • Easter – A Spring Celebration of Traditional Crafts and Recipes
    by Tessa Evelegh
  • Easter Treats
    by Jill O’Connor
  • Fun to Make Crafts for Easter
    by Tom Daning
  • The Easter Craft Book
    by Berger
    These can be found in library, bookstore or on Amazon

For Earth Day and Earth Club

Over 75 activities to help children ages 7-12 to “change the world-one caring action at a time!” (2007 Williamson Books).
Children can engage in a variety of positive actions to help people, animals, the environment, and wildlife. Several projects are also included that children can do in partnership with other community service groups.
You can purchase it for $12.95 at


Recycled Crafts Box by Laura C. Martin
For Earth friendly projects and activities.

Recycled Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap
by Charlene Cerny
Whether it is a dustpan made out of a license plate, a bowl fashioned from a bent vinyl record, a pair of sandals with soles made of Goodyear tire treads, or a tin-can lantern, folk artists all over the world are turning trash into treasure.
(–buy gently used books and save $$)

NATURAL RESOURCES (EARTH) BOOKS. Many may be available at your local library.

Some good choices are:

  • Earth Namer
    by Margery Berstein
  • Our World is Earth
    by Sylvia Engdahl
  • The Little Park
    by Dale Fife
  • Earth
    by Alfred Leutscher
  • Beneath your Feet Earth
    by Seymour Simon
  • The Beaver Pond
    by Alvin. R. Treselt

(Pre-K to 8 yr.) WEATHER RELATED

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs…
  • Splishy Splashy Day …Liza Alexander
  • Geraldine’s Big Snow… Holly Keller
  • We Shake in a Quake
  • Puddles… Jonathan Londen
  • Tornado Alert …Branley
  • Little Cloud… Eric Carle
  • Little Bear What Will Little Bear Wear… Sendak
  • What Will the Weather Be… De Witt
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk
  • The Tiny Seed… Eric Carle
  • Daisy Comes Home… Jan Brett
  • This is the Rain… Lola M. Schaffer
  • Rain or Shine
  • The Mitten… Jan Brett
  • Just a Thunderstorm… Mercer Mayer
  • Exploring Weather… Stephanie Finke
  • Rain Talk Mary Serfozo
  • Blizzards… Loraine Hopping
  • Floods… Loraine Hopping
  • What Makes the Weather?… Janet Palazzo
  • Weather… Caroline Astrop
  • I Am Water… Jean Marzollo
  • Weather I Can Read About… Robyn Supraner
  • Rain, Rain Go Away …Teresa Reed
  • Thunder and Lightning… David Cutts
  • What’s the Weather Like Today…Rozanne Williams
  • Wild Weather Lightning… Loraine Hopping
  • What’s It Doing Outside?… Marsha Wright
  • God’s World of Weather… Heno Head Jr
  • The Cloud Book… Tomi DePaola
  • Clifford and the Big Storm… Normal Birdwell