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Gardening books for preschoolers introduce little ones to planting fruits, vegetables, and flowers. These selections are perfect for ages 3-6!
Spring and summer months are perfect for learning about gardening. Kids can learn about the life cycle of plants, what plants need to grow, and what types of plants we enjoy for food (fruits/vegetables) and for pleasure (flowers/trees).
These preschool picture books are perfect for sharing information with young readers.
Gardening Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn more about gardening.
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 Great Garden Escape – Join Sally Strawberry and Billy Blueberry on an extraordinary and interactive adventure through the garden!
Lola Plants a Garden – How does your garden grow? 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.
Kitty the Cat Plants a Flower Garden – Meet Kitty the Cat, the sweet, fun loving kitten, who tells her story with picture icons and build & repeat rhymes. Today she’s growing flowers in the garden with her mom. They have a pretty visitor: a butterfly!
Eating the Alphabet – Each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. The words are shown in capital and lowercase letters set in bold type for easy reading.
If You Plant a Seed – With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.
Planting a Rainbow – This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.
Gracie’s Garden – Come play in the garden with Gracie! Join the garden tea party with her sister Sarah, taste tomatoes right off the vine with her crunchy munchy brother Joshua, and plant seeds!
How Does My Garden Grow? – Sophie lives in the city, and her vegetables come from the supermarket. Then she goes to visit her grandparents in the countryside — and soon discovers how much there is to learn about how things grow!
Let’s Get Gardening – Packed with step-by-step activities, this book teaches children ages 5-8 how to grow garden staples like tomatoes, pumpkins, and zucchini with photographic examples.
The Little Gardener – Discover what it takes to become a little gardener with this interactive board book that’s perfect for Earth Day and spring reading!
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!
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.
In My Garden – From planting seeds to watering them to watching seedlings grow, young readers are introduced to gardens and some of the charming creatures often found there.
Flower Garden – An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child’s mother.
Through hands-on activities, this Botany Box teaches kids how plants work, from the tiniest seeds to the tallest trees. The Botany Box includes supplies and instructions for four amazing projects: A DIY Plant Press, a Botanist Kit, an Herbarium, and a Plant Printmaking Kit.
This simple Garden Grow Kit is a great way to get your vegetable and flower garden started! Use the included windowsill greenhouse to start 8 types of easy-to-grow plants: Sunflowers, Heirloom Zucchini, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Snap Peas, Beets, Carrots, and a Surprise Flower Mix.
Growing Vegetable Soup story sequence cards are a great way to help students retell this simple story. Includes picture cards, sequencing mat, and more.