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15 Garden Books for Kids

After months of cold weather, it’s so great to be outside, enjoying the backyard of our new house in New England. This past month, my daughter and I have focused on learning more about gardens, through books and activities.

We have been to the local botanical gardens, visited the nursery to pick out flowers, and planted a flower garden in the backyard. My daughter loves looking for little creatures, too, including chipmunks, squirrels, frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, and inchworms. We even found a snake skin the other day!

Today, let’s look at some of our favorite garden books, most of which we found in our local library. These books might also inspire movement and story through garden-inspired yoga poses while you are reading with your children.

Check out the list of kids yoga poses to see if your children could create their own yoga sequence inspired by gardens. Did you see the garden yoga poses inspired by Eric Carle books from earlier this week?

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15 Garden Books for Young Children

These books are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers interested in learning more about gardens.


Zinnia’s Flower Garden
by Monica Wellington
Bold and colorful images illustrate how Zinnia plants her flower garden.

Zinnia's Flower Garden book by Monica Wellington


Isabella’s Garden
by Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool
The lyrical, playful text details the different ingredients necessary to grow a garden.

Isabella's Garden book


Froggy Builds a Tree House
by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz
A fun story of Froggy and his friends building a tree house in the backyard.

Froggy Builds a Tree House by Jonathan London


The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown
An intriguing story of a boy who brightens the city with gardens.

The Curious Garden book


The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
by Scholastic
Join Ms. Frizzle’s adventures to learn about how living things grow.

Magic School Bus Plants Seeds book by Scholastic


Compost Stew
by Mary McKenna Siddals and Ashley Wolff
A lovely rhyming alphabet book about what goes into the compost.

Compost Stew garden book


My Garden
by Kevin Henkes
A girl uses her imagination to create her own dream garden.

My Garden book by Kevin Hendes


Counting In The Garden
by Kim Parker
This delightfully painted counting book brings the beauty of nature to life.

Counting in the Garden book by Kim Parker


Flower Garden
by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewitt
A darling rhyming story of a girl who makes a flower box for her mom’s birthday.

Flower Garden Book by Eve Bunting


Inch by Inch: The Garden Song
by David Mallett and Ora Eitan
A beautifully illustrated classic folk song to celebrate nature.

Inch by Inch The Garden Song


Bugs for Lunch
by Margery Facklam and Sylvia Long
A playful, rhyming book introducing the reader to animals who eat bugs for lunch.

Bugs for Lunch garden book


A Green, Green Garden
by Mercer Mayer
A fun story of Little Critter and his family planting a garden and then eating what they grow.

A Green, Green Garden book by Mercer Mayer


Jack’s Garden
by Henry Cole
Through playful language, Jack shows the reader exactly what goes into planting a garden.

Jack's Garden book by Henry Cole


Our Community Garden
by Barbara Pollak
A group of children grow various vegetables in their community garden in San Francisco.

Our Community Garden book


Fairy Houses (The Fairy Houses Series)
by Tracy Kane
An enchanting story of a girl who builds a fairy house among other fairy houses off the coast of Maine.

Fairy Houses book


And our very own spring yoga book:

Rachel’s Day in the Garden
by Giselle Shardlow and Emily Gedzyk
A spring yoga book of Rachel and her adorable puppy looking for signs of spring in the garden.
Rachel's Day in the Garden yoga book by Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga Stories

Do you have any other garden books for kids to add to the list?

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