These thirty flower books for preschoolers, toddlers, and babies are must-haves for a nature bookshelf. Or worth checking out at the local library. Looking for more springtime stories? Explore our favorite spring books for kids.
To extend learning about flowers, try one of these hands-on plant activities or explore our fun flower facts. Or to build language and communication skills, I recommend one of these language activities for toddlers.
Flower Board Books
The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer
By Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver
This sweet flower board book introduces little readers to flowers, colors, and classic literature.
Plants: A Multilingual Board Book
By Motomitsu Maehara
I first discovered this series while creating a list of diverse and inclusive board books. This book includes incredible collage art and six languages. It’s impossible not to get curious about nature and see how it connects all humans across the globe.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet
By Mrs. Peanuckle, illustrated by Jessie Ford
This bold and bright flower book is not just a fun read but also introduces 26 types of flowers. Check out Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bug Alphabet book and more of my favorite bug books for kids.
By John Townsend, illustrated by Isobel Lundie
This board book uses bold illustrations and energetic language to teach about the life cycle of a dandelion.
Rainbows in Bloom: Discovering Colors with Flowers
By Taylor Putnam, illustrated by Michael Putnam
This extraordinary board book includes foldout pages and vivid colors. This book can quickly turn into a search-and-find activity to learn about flowers.
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By Igloobooks, illustrated by Gina Maldonado
Little Sunflower is an attention-grabbing rhyming flower book about the lifecycle of a sunflower.
By Amber Hendricks, illustrated by Gavin Scott
Hello, World! Garden Time
By Jill McDonald
This simple concepts board book is a perfect introduction to flowers.
Flower Stories Children’s Books
The Wall and the Wild
By Christina Dendy, illustrated by Katie Rewse
Discover the magic that happens when flowers are allowed to grow in the wild.
Moving Words about a Flower
By K. C. Hayes, illustrated by Barbara Chotiner
This fun, poetic flower book follows the adventures of a dandelion seed.
The Extraordinary Gardener
By Sam Boughton
Joe thinks his world needs a bit more color, and his imagination runs wild. Find out what happens when he plants seeds.
Lola Plants a Garden
By Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
A flower-loving but impatient Lola waits for the flowers in her garden to grow.
Time is a Flower
By Julie Morstad
The author shares the concept of time by comparing it to the life of a flower.
Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
By Shawn Harris
This flower book helps readers connect to the natural world through their senses. I would recommend this book to every little nature lover.
Martha Milkweed Has No Friends
By Flora C. Caputo
Flowers come to life and share their personalities in this social-emotional flower book for kids.
Jayden’s Impossible Garden
By Mélina Mangal, illustrated by Ken Daley
Jayden has a heart for nature and works hard to bring flowers to his neighborhood in the city.
Planting a Rainbow
By Lois Ehlert
This flower book includes vibrant collage illustrations of a beautiful flower garden. Children can learn about flowers and gardening, along with rainbows.
By Eve Bunting
This rhyming, quick-read flower book tells the story of a child planting flowers in a flower box for her mom.
The Tiny Seed
By Eric Carle
Miguel’s Community Garden
By Janay Brown-Wood, illustrated by Samara Hardy
In this flower book, Miguel searches his community garden looking for sunflowers.
Nonfiction Flower Books for Kids
By April Pulley Sayre
I just absolutely love Sayre’s nonfiction children’s books. They always include incredible photographs with the perfect touch of text. I included one of her books in my weather book list, winter book list, and autumn book list.
The Big Book of Blooms
By Yuval Zommer with Elisa Biondi & Scott Taylor
This beautifully illustrated nonfiction flower book shares facts and information about flowers.
A Seed is the Start
By Melissa Stewart
The engaging text and photographs draw readers into the world of a growing flower.
Wake, Sleepy One: California Poppies and the Super Bloom
By Lisa Kerr, illustrated by Lisa Powell Braun
Readers can learn about a famous flower phenomenon: the California poppies.
The Night Flower: The Blooming of the Saguaro Cactus
By Lara Hawthorne
In the desert, there is a cactus with a flower that blooms for just one night.
Flora: A Botanical Pop-Up Book
By Nicole Yen, pop-ups by Yoojin Kim
This elaborate flower pop-up book includes flower facts and describes how flowers interact with their habitats.
Seed to Plant
By Kristin Rattini
This nonfiction flower book includes easy-to-understand text and flower photographs.
Flowers are Pretty…Weird!
By Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Jacob Souva
From the same series as Butterflies are Pretty…Gross! (on the butterfly book list), this flower book shares all the weird flower facts that other children’s books don’t want to touch. And I adore the nerdy bee narrator.
A Seed Grows
By Antionette Portis
This simple, poetic book explains the lifecycle of a sunflower seed.
Flowers are Calling
By Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak
This rhyming flower book is a must-have for any nature book collection. Readers follow along to see how animals and bugs interact with flowers.
And that’s it. I hope somewhere in this flower book list you found the perfect book for your child or classroom.
Sidenote: Did you know that pumpkins grow from flowers? Learn more with these 20 fascinating pumpkin facts for kids.
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