Books About Sunflowers

Gather a collection of books about sunflowers as you head into summer! Kids can learn about the life cycle of the sunflower and more!

Whether you’re studying sunflowers with your preschoolers or you’re just looking for some fun books to read this summer, don’t miss this spectacular collection of picture books.

Gather a collection of books about sunflowers as you head into summer! Kids can learn about the life cycle of the sunflower and more!

Books About Sunflowers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn more about sunflowers.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

A Sunflower's Life Cycle (Explore Life Cycles)The Sunflower Parable: Special 10th Anniversary Edition (Parable Series)van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books For Children)


A Sunflower’s Life Cycle – The process of a new life starting is fascinating! Watch a sunflower grow from a seed to a tall plant. 

The Sunflower Parable – Side by side with his father, the wise farmer, Logan discovers the value of planting seeds, not only in the ground, but also in the hearts of his friends and neighbors.

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers – Young Camille befriends a strange visitor to his small town, and one day he brings this man a gift of bright, beautiful sunflowers. The man is the artist Vincent van Gogh, and the sunflowers quickly become the subject of a magnificent painting. 

Little SunflowerSunflower HouseFrom Seed to Sunflower (Lifecycles)


Little Sunflower – Have you ever wondered what happens to a seed when it is planted in the ground? Read along as a small seed grows up into a beautiful sunflower, meeting bees and learning a little about pollination on the way.

Sunflower House – A charming tale about inventive children who plant some summer fun.

From Seed to Sunflower – Large illustrations and simple text present the lifecycle of a sunflower from seed to flower

From Seed to Sunflower (Start to Finish, Second Series)Lilla's SunflowersThe Sunflower Field


From Seed to Sunflower – How does a small, black seed turn into a huge, yellow sunflower? Follow each step in the cycle from seed to sunflower and back to seeds in this intriguing book.

Lilla’s Sunflowers – Lilla and Papa enjoy spending magical times in Lilla’s sunflower patch. Before Papa leaves for a trip that will take him far away from home for a long time, Lilla gives him a sunflower seed. “To remember me, Papa,” Lilla whispers.

The Sunflower Field – The story opens with a little girl named Aster looking forward to visiting her families Sunflower Field…

National Geographic Readers: Seed to PlantThis Is the SunflowerS is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet (Discover America State by State)


Seed to Plant – Kids see plants, flowers, and trees around them every day. In this lively and educational reader, they’ll learn how those plants grow.

This is the Sunflower – First there is a sunflower. Seasons pass … and soon there is a patch of sunflowers. Budding young gardeners will discover that what makes this happen is not magic – but is most definitely magical.

S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet – From A-Z, S is for Sunflower explores the broad plain of history and people that make up the state of Kansas.

Which of these books about sunflowers will you read first?

Let’s Track What You’re Reading!

It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.

Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.

Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.

If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!

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Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

Let your kids be artists! They’ll love painting their own sunflower! This is like a coloring page, but even better – the end result is a beautiful canvas painting!

This sunflower life cycle puzzle teaches the growth of a plant from seedling to full bloom. Multiple layers and puzzles within a single frame. Easy storage of all the pieces self encased in the puzzle itself.

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