Spring seems to be the perfect time to study plants. Everything is growing and green!
Here’s a collection of our favorite books about plants for preschoolers. Scroll all the way down for links to learning activities too!
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Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming This month’s favorite book has been this one that I picked up on a whim. It’s a hilarious tale about a man that plants a garden and has to build all sorts of fences and trenches to keep some very clever bunnies from eating the produce. It has a nice flow and even after reading it 5 times a day, my boys still crack up.
Bear and Bunny Grow Tomatoes by Bruce Koscielniak As Bunny and Bear each set out to grow tomatoes, their different approaches lead to drastically different results. My boys learned that getting food to grow takes work and patience!
The Magical Snow Garden by Tracey Corderoy A beautifully illustrated tale of a penguin who desperately wants to plant a garden. His determination and ingenuity are inspiring! This one was read at least on a daily basis.
Pickin’ Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald A cute rhythmic story of a girl who has a crafty bunny following her and pickin’ all her peas. The sing-song prose was enchanting.
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss This classic highlights a little boy’s patience and faith that his seed will indeed sprout. My youngest loved this one!
Secrets of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown An extremely unique and engaging book about the ecosystem all around a tree. Each page has a “shine-thru” section the shows the inner workings of the tree and it’s surroundings. A bright window or a flashlight make it show up. Super fun and interactive.
Flip, Float, Fly!: Seeds on the Move by JoAnn Early Macken A really neat book that exploring seeds and how they work. Everything from tumbleweeds to coconuts are skillfully draw and discussed.
A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell Depalma A lovely look at the life and death and new life of an old tree. Whimsically illustrated and beautifully told.
If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay This book is strikingly illustrated. You’ll be captivated as you follow a seeds maturation into a tree, alongside the boy that planted him.
Starting Life: Tree by Claire Llewellyn This is a neat book about the life cycle of a tree. Each page is bigger than the last and the illustrations are vividly accurate with lots of great facts.
Incredible Plants (Nature Company Discoveries Libraries) by Lesley Dow I LOVE the huge fold out pictures in this book. There was a lot of focus on the different types of plants in different ecosystems. It was cool to show the boys the differences between plants in the ocean and plants in the desert.
Science with Plants by Usborne Bring all the learning home by engaging your kids with plant science. Such a fun book!
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