Spring is just around the corner. So is St. Patrick’s Day. There’s no better time to learn about rainbows. Fill your spring book basket with any of the books on this great list, and you’ll be off to a great start!
Picture Books About Rainbows
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow – George’s city friends Betsy and Steve are taking their first trip to visit him in the country. When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George is introduced to all the beautiful colors of the spectrum! Come along as he chases the rainbow for his pot of gold and learns all about how rainbows occur and even how to create his own.
Light Makes a Rainbow – Learn the science behind how light makes a rainbow of different colors in this colorful reader! A rainbow happens when light goes through water drops from the rain.
The Rainbow and You – You’ll find out when you join the Rainbow Patrol. Rainbow expert Roy G. Biv will guide you back in time to learn the importance of rainbows in ancient cultures. You’ll go inside a raindrop to discover how light bends to create the rainbow’s dazzling colors. Finally, you’ll return home and learn how to make your own rainbow!
Nature’s Light Show: Rainbows – One of the best things about a rainy day is the possibility of a rainbow. Readers learn how rainbows form both through prisms and in the sky. With detailed diagrams to aid understanding, the text introduces important science concepts about light, refraction, and reflection.
The Rainbow Book – Emotions are as bright and unique as rainbows. The Rainbow Book explores the relationship between colors and sentiments they might inspire. Does yellow suggest happiness? Is blue peaceful? Set against a deep black background, each page reveals an intricate paper-cutting in a single color and the emotion it suggests: “When I feel RED, I am fiery and bold.” Each turn of the page reveals another color, leading to a bright rainbow of feelings.
The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow – When a leprechaun appears and asks Colleen’s help in saving the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, she offers items of different colors to rebuild his lost rainbow.
Rainbows Never End and Other Fun Facts – This earth-shattering book is filled with fun facts about snow, sunlight, rainbows, and more!
All the Colors of the Rainbow – Explains how rainbows are formed by the colors in sunlight shining through water.
Ruby’s Rainbow – Max and Ruby need something to do during a rainy day. Ruby decides to paint a rainbow for Grandma. But Max wants to play in the backyard! When Ruby has trouble remembering the colors of the rainbow, Max’s red boots, orange hat, and yellow raincoat give her all the right clues.
Minnie’s Rainbow – Kids love rainbows! In this colorful tale, Minnie Mouse simply explains how these beautiful apparitions are formed. Soon, she and her Clubhouse pals begin to see a world of rainbows around them.
How to Make a Liquid Rainbow – Did you know you can make a rainbow in a jar? Do you want to find out how? Just follow the simple steps inside this book.
What Makes a Rainbow? – What Makes a Rainbow?’ is an fun and colorful way to teach your young one about colors!
Chasing Rainbows – Sally and Nick want to paint rainbows, but they don’t know what colors to use, or what order to put the colors. And where do rainbows come from, anyway? The Cat in the Hat is not quite sure himself, but he knows someone who will know—King Kaleidoscope, ruler of Colorgalore!
Eating the Rainbow – Children will have fun learning the names and colors of nutritious fruits and vegetables shown on each page of this board book.
Elmer and the Rainbow – Elmer is sad when he discovers that the rainbow has lost its colors. He wants to help, but what will happen if he gives the rainbow his own colors? Will he lose them forever?
Weaving the Rainbow – How do you make a rainbow? If you are a weaver you can make a rainbow with wool. If you are a sheep you can BE a rainbow. Here’s how.
Planting a Rainbow – This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.
Rainbow Crow – This story of how the Rainbow Crow lost his sweet voice and brilliant colors by bringing the gift of fire to the other woodland animals is “a Native American legend that will be a fine read-aloud because of the smooth text and songs with repetitive chants.
The Rainbow Fish – Rainbow Fish finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share.
Over the Rainbow – In this unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Judy Collins, take a magical journey over the rainbow…
A Rainbow of My Own – A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
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