18 of Our Favorite Gardening Books for Kids


April showers, bring May flowers, blossom your seedlings this spring with your kiddos. We’ve come up with 18 of our favorite picture books filled with fun gardening activities to help you do just that!

1. Growing Vegetable Soup By Lois Ehlert

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Age: 0-4

Growing Vegetable Soup is an enlightening picture book that will engage even the smallest gardeners! This story will help build your child’s basic gardening vocabulary.

2. My Growing Garden Flip Book By Cottage Door Press

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Age: 0-2

This sweet book is perfect for introducing your babies to gardening! Whether you’ve got an older sibling to teach or you just want to get them interested, this board book will be excellent.

3. The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle

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Age: 4-8

The Tiny Seed story follows a seed through the seasons. Similar to the Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed shows the life cycle of the seed. Your kiddos will love this informational book.

4. The Great Garden Escape By Erica L. Clymer

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Age: 2-7

Read this book with children and watch their little minds search for answers to each question. This bighearted book will teach your kiddos all about garden-fresh vegetables that they will be thrilled to plant!

5. The Little Gardener By Jan Gerardi

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Age: 0-3

An essential gardening learning tool for your tiniest gardeners. The size of this book is perfect to take with you in the car, the grocery store, or just about anywhere!

6. In My Garden By National Kids

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Age: 2-5

Another board book filled with simple information that can easily be comprehended by anyone from the age of 2 all the way up to 5.

7. Pooh’s Secret Garden By Disney Book Group

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Age: 3-5

This heartwarming picture book will take you and your child on an adventure through Pooh’s secret garden. Lift and flaps are always fun books that are sure to engage your child!

8. Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert

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Age: 0-3

A special book not only filled with gardening secrets but also with specific names to flowers! An informative book that your babies will love to grow up with.

9. We Are The Gardeners By Joanna Gaines

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Age: 3-5

A beautifully written, illustrated, and inspirational book that’s sole purpose to remind parents and introduce children to the absolute beauty of building a flower garden.

10. I Can Grow A Flower By DK

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Age: 3-5

A great introduction to plants for your little ones. Whether you’re at home or in a classroom this story will not only get your kids excited but also prepare them to start a bountiful garden!

11. Blosson and Bud By Frank J. Sileo

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Age: 4-8

Blossom and Bud is a sweet book that discusses very important and strong underlying issues through the absolute beauty of a garden and reminds us that every flower is beautiful.

12. From Seed to Plant By Gail Gibbons

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Follow the life cycle from seed to plant in this how-to book. Kids will love to learn the process of growing plants and will look forward to using their knowledge in the garden.

13. In The Garden By Emma Giuliani

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Age: 8-12

This charming picture book is large and attractive to any child. With garden fun engaging flaps throughout the book, your children will love to read it.

14. Trees, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds By DK 

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Age: 9-12

A fact-packed book about nature filled with botany galore. Not only an intro to botany vocabulary but also a book to enhance your child’s (and maybe even your own) green thumb!

15. If You Hold A Seed By Elly MacKay

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Age: 3-6

A wonderful story teaching children about plants and how they grow from a seed into a tree. Learning activities that will never really fade away from this beautifully illustrated book.

16. Gardening Lab for Kids By Renata Brown

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Age: 8-12

A book filled with excellent self-directed activity and a plethora of educational activities that our children will love!

17. Oh Can You Seed? By Bonnie Worth

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Age: 4-8

A cat in the hat theme your children are sure to recognize that will bring children on a fun journey building flowers from seeds.

18. Maker Comics: Grow A Garden By Alexis Frederick-Frost

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Age: 9-13

This engaging comic book will provide your kids with an inside look at the benefits of gardening. There are numerous activities, fun ideas, and gardening ideas throughout the entire book. This will surely be added to your kids’ crop of books!





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