10 of the Best Plant, Seed, and Garden Books for Preschoolers


Find the best plant, seed, and garden books for preschoolers. These favorites will be great additions to your classroom library, science center and the perfect supplement for your plant science activities.

Are you looking for some books for your garden theme or plant theme unit or lesson plans?  Here are some of my favorite garden books for preschoolers.

10 of the best plant, seed, and garden books for kids.

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Plant the Tiny Seed

If you are looking for an engaging book about gardening, this is it!  The lovely book encourages interaction (planting seeds, tapping the clouds, touching the blossoms…) as it presents the life cycle of a plant.

Lola Plants a Garden

Kids can see how Lola plants and cares for her garden in this sweet book.

Wonderful Worms

Teach kids about the important role that worms play in the garden with this wonderful book by Linda Glaser.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Help kids see what goes on in a garden from the nurturing of the gardener to the assistance of bugs.  This book is both whimsical and educational…a great read-aloud.

Plant Stems & Roots

This is an excellent and easy-to-understand book for kids with real-life pictures of plants and their parts.  Your kids will enjoy this as a reference in your plant-themed science center.

Our Community Garden

Follow kids as they work and play in a community garden in San Francisco.

The Vegetables We Eat

Help kids learn about vegetables with this gorgeously illustrated book.  The book provides lots of information, but you can easily adapt it to your kids’ attention span.  I love how it shows that vegetables come from different parts of plants (stems, seeds, roots, etc).

Jack’s Garden

Take a journey through the life cycle of Jack’s garden in this beautifully written and illustrated book.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

Mr. McGreely has a big problem in his garden….bunnies.  Kids love this silly story and will cheer along with the repetitive text in this super fun book.

How Plant’s Grow

A simple non-fiction book with real photographs.  This little book would be a great addition to a science table.

I hope that this list of garden books for kids helps you out. Do you have some favorite books that you use during your garden and plant-themed science activities? I would love to hear about them. Check out these additional books for preschoolers.