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This spring and summer, teach kids about seeds, gardening, and plants with these preschool books about flowers. This collection contains both fiction and nonfiction selections for kids.
Picture books are great for introducing little ones to big concepts. Your preschoolers can learn more about flowers with these preschool flower books.
Preschool Books About Flowers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of preschool books about flowers that will help your children learn about flowers. Add these to your spring flower activities.
If you’re reading about flowers, you might want to read about bees, as well. Here’s a great collection of nonfiction books about bees.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
ABC Flowers – Beautiful flowers from A-Z: a picture of a flower corresponding to the letter of the alphabet.
Fantastic Flowers – With rhythmic, rhyming text and beautifully patterned painting, Fantastic Flowers introduces young readers to 17 flowers that resemble all kinds of things. Budding botanists will be amazed at how much they look like upside-down pants, wild monkeys and even tiny babies!
Miss Rumphius – The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went.
Sunflower House – A charming tale about inventive children who plant some summer fun.
Plant the Tiny Seed – Beautiful collage-and-watercolor art follows the seed through its entire life cycle, as it grows into a zinnia in a garden full of buzzing bees, curious hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies. Children engage with the book as they wiggle their fingers to water the seeds, clap to make the sun shine after rain, and shoo away a hungry snail.
An ABC of Flowers – From asters and daisies to roses and sunflowers, An ABC of Flowers is a colorful burst from the garden that will have little hands eager to grab.
Look! Flowers! – Look! Flowers! There are so many kinds to see. Find out about all types of flowers in this colorful nonfiction book.
Flowers – Discover the beautiful science of flowers! Through full-color photos and simple, easy-to-follow text, this nonfiction book introduces emergent readers to the basics of botany, including information on how flowers grow, along with their uses.
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms – Fletcher loves everything about spring: listening to the birds sing, smelling just-opened flowers, and playing chase with butterflies. But then Fletcher sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow. Oh, no!
Flower Garden – Filled with excitement, a city girl and her father pick out a wonderful assortment of flowers, carry them home, and, sitting on newspaper, lovingly transplant them to a window box as a birthday surprise for Mom.
Plants in Spring – In spring, seeds are planted. Sprouts pop up through the soil. Colorful flowers bloom. See how plants come to life in spring.
In the Garden – In this gently rhyming board book, a young boy creates a garden, one small action at a time. First he digs in the dirt and plants seeds, then he adds soil, water, and some patience. With time, the seeds grow and the boy excitedly discovers what he has helped to make.
Flowers – A visual feast packed with facts about plant life and anatomy for the young gardener in your life.
Lola Plants a Garden– Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet – From the aster to the zinnia, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces very young children to 26 types of flowers from across the globe.
The Tiny Seed – Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed.
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.
Zinnia’s Flower Garden – Springtime is here, and Zinnia can’t wait to plant her seeds and watch them grow. She carefully takes care of her garden, watering her plants, weeding, and waiting patiently for something to sprout. And soon enough, the first seedlings appear!
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt – Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt – The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.
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.
Planting a Rainbow – This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.
Oh Say Can You Seed? – With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 — and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles — the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and seed dispersal.
The Flower Alphabet Book – Young readers will be fascinated to find out what flower can be used to make a doll, which flower flavors tea, and which flower farmers feed to chickens.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
This sweet daffodil preschool flower craft is perfect for spring! The free printable template makes this craft a breeze for little ones to make.
Are you looking for a super simple craft to do with your kids? It doesn’t get any easier than this fingerprint flower craft!
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