Montessori friendly books about Seasons

In this post, I’m sharing some of my favourite Montessori friendly seasons books.

I like to have some specific seasonal books at the beginning of each season and some general season books all year around. 

You may want to check my Spring books recommendations and my Winterbooks recommendations. Summer and Autumn will come soon!

This month (June 2023), the Montessori box is all about Seasons! Have a look.

I love all the books written by Gerda Muller. They are so representative of a child's everyday life! Or at least of an ideal childhood... In this book, you follow 2 children who visit their local forest at each season and you can see how it changes...

From the same author:

The Seasons Gift collection: one book for each season that shows all the typical activities and events of each season.

A year in our garden: Anna and Benjamin's family have just moved to a new house and can't wait to turn their messy grass into a beautiful garden, but first they must plan, plant and learn how to care for it. With the help of their neighbour Louis, the children grow beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables and discover the amazing wildlife living in their new garden. As the seasons change, Anna and Benjamin learn about all the wonderful things you can do in a garden: planting, harvesting, playing, enjoying picnics and spotting insects, ... The book also includes real gardening tips.

This is a stunning book! The book opens out into a stunning four-part carousel, revealing intricately detailed pop-up scenes of spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Bookscape board book: A forest's seasons:

Same concept as the previous one but more suitable for a toddler!

From a nestful of spring chicks and a summer meadow, to the whirling leaves of autumn and a snowy forest, children will love poring over the 3D scenes and exploring the four seasons in this wonderful pop-up book

Also from Usborne. Weather and Seasons are often introduced together as weather can be quite different in each season! For more Weather books recommendations, check this blog post.

A stroll through the seasons:

Take a stroll through the seasons! From bright spring blossoms to colourful autumn leaves, follow the wonderful changes that each season brings.


Watch six breathtaking landscapes from around the world transform in front of your eyes.

The Story Orchestra - Four seasons in one day

We love this book in our home! Even my 13 years old likes to check it out and likes to listen to the music extract. A great introduction to the 4 seasons by Vivaldi.

The reasons for the seasons:

This is great informative book. I recommend checking all the book written by Gail Gibbons.

Sunshine makes the seasons:

Another interesting factual book. I have many in this collection. This clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom, features fascinating sidebars and diagrams and clear text. It also includes a find out more section with a simple experiment that allows kids to make their own orbiting model with an orange and a pencil.

Tree: Seasons come, seasons go.

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.

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Have you read any of those books? Do you have other books to recommend? Let me know in a comment!

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.