Plant Life Cycle Books for Kids

No matter what growing season you’re in, these plant life cycle books for kids are a great way to teach kids how plants grow from seed to adult. 

Be sure to add these life cycle books to your preschool book collections. These nonfiction selections are perfect for your science shelves. Pull them out when you are teaching about plants, farms, pumpkins, apples, and more!

No matter what growing season you're in, these plant life cycle books for kids are a great way to teach kids how plants grow from seed to adult. 

Plant Life Cycle Books

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of plant life cycle books that will help your preschoolers learn about how plants grow.

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.

The Amazing Life Cycle of Plants (Look and Wonder)Plant Life Cycles (A True Book: Incredible Plants!)I Can Grow a Flower (Life Cycle Board Books)


The Amazing Life Cycle of Plants – How do plants grow? Explore the journey from seed to sapling and beyond.

Plant Life Cycles – This book introduces young investigative readers to many types of unusual and typical plants from photosynthesis, how they grow, and ways they survive in extreme environments.

I Can Grow a Flower – A first garden story board book that reveals how plants grow with lift-the-flaps and a pullout height chart.

The Apple and the Seed: A Story of the Plant Life Cycle and the Human Life CycleNational Geographic Readers: Seed to PlantFlower (Life Cycle of A...(Paperback))


The Apple and the Seed – Guaranteed to be a favorite among your child’s collection of picture books, take a fun, entertaining, educational, and wonderfully illustrated trip into an apple orchard where an old apple tree resides.

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

The Life Cycle of a Flower – This book features illustrations, photographs and easy-to-read text that help young readers learn: how seeds are formed and what different types of seeds look like; the various ways flowers are pollinated; and more.

Acorn to Oak Tree (LifeCycles)Tomatoes (First Step Nonfiction _ Plant Life Cycles)Pumpkins (First Step Nonfiction _ Plant Life Cycles)


Acorn to Oak Tree – Packed with fascinating facts about life cycles, amazing photographs of every stage, and labelled diagrams to explain growth and development.

Life Cycles: Tomatoes – Get a close-up view of the life of a tomato.

Life Cycles: Pumpkins – Get a close-up view of the life of a pumpkin.

From Seed to PlantBean (Life Cycles)The Life Cycle of a Carrot (Plant Life Cycles)


From Seed to Plant – With simple language and bright illustrations, non-fiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to the processes of pollination, seed formation, and germination.

Bean (Life Cycles) – Beans are nourishing vegetables and are good to eat. They also contain seeds that will grow into new bean plants. Take a close look at a bean’s full cycle of growth and development.

The Life Cycle of a Carrot – Watch tiny carrot seeds grow into carrots we eat. Learn about this vegetable’s life cycle from start to finish.

Plant Life Cycles (My Science Library)Plant Life Cycles (Heinemann First Library)Seed to Plant (Rookie Read-About Science: Life Cycles)


Plant Life Cycles – Early readers learn about plant life cycles…

Plant Life Cycles – Seeds grow into plants and make more seeds, which grow into new plants. Read ‘Plant Life Cycles’ to find out why this pattern happens.

Seed to Plant – In this book, readers learn how this towering plant starts out life-as a small black seed. They also learn about the different parts of the plant and how they all work together to help it grow and thrive.

Which of these plant life cycle will you read first?

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

I love this Life Cycle Board! This graphic organizer is an awesome visual tool to help children sequence the Life Cycle of plants and animals. The circular shape of the board and the arrows are designed to help children understand Circle of Life and grasp the concept of “Cycle”.

Your preschoolers will love learning about the life cycle of the green bean plant and building their language skills with this set of 3-part cards featuring watercolour images of each of seed, germination, seedling and plant created specifically to match with the optional matching objects from Safari Ltd.

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