April showers bring May flowers… and we’re certainly getting our fair share this year! It’s time to break out the inspiring and educational childrens books about flowers.
There’s something about flowers that really opens up a child’s imagination.
I remember the first time I was overwhelmed by a vision of wildflowers — paintbrushes all along a Texas highway. It was glorious!
In addition to offering recommendations for educational children’s books about flowers that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class wildflower unit study ideas!
You can find these inspiring childrens books about flowers at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Children’s Books about Flowers
Flower Books for Kids
An introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars, and butterflies including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts.
Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife.
Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are suggested. Color illustrations enhance the presentation.
Roses are red, Violets are blue… And they’re only two of the flowers in this book of bright colors and delightful information.
Young readers will be fascinated to find out what flower can be used to make a doll, which flower flavors tea, and which flower farmers feed to chickens.
In this warm, engaging look at the life of a great First Lady, Kathi Appelt tells the story behind Lady Bird Johnson’s environmental vision.
Joy Fisher Hein’s colorful wildflowers burst from every page, inviting us to share in Lady Bird’s love for natural beauty.
If you like flowers, then you’ll love this little book.
It’s a fact-filled guide that will introduce you to 12 different flowers that grow wild in fields, woods, and along country roads.
Inside are brightly colored sticker illustrations of the Indian paintbrush, goldenrod, buttercup, jack-in-the pulpit, black-eyed Susan, New England aster, and six other flowers.
Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, “Drink me!” — but it’s the pollinators who feast on their nectar.
In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forest’s cycle of life.
John Light’s enigmatic story is told with utter simplicity, but resonates long after we finish reading this book. His increasingly optimistic vision is hauntingly captured by Lisa Evans’s beautiful and whimsical illustrations.
Brigg lives in a small, grey room in a large, grey city.
When he finds a book in the library labelled ‘Do Not Read’, he cannot resist taking it home. In it, he comes upon pictures of bright, vibrant objects called flowers.
He cannot find flowers anywhere in the city, but stumbles instead on a packet of seeds.
This sets off a chain of events which bring about unexpected results, continuing to grow and bloom even after we have turned the last page.
In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention.
Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.
“Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people, and small gestures.
With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 — and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles — the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and seed dispersal.
A beloved Caldecott winner * American Book Award
Barbara Cooney’s story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation.
The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went.
With unique and original art designs, this book has high resolution and professionally printed images.
Printed on one side of the paper, this book contains flower animal designs patters with elements of nature.
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Wildflower Study Unit
In addition to recommending these children’s books about flowers, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom unit study resources to teach kids about wildflowers. The following resources may contain affiliate links.
Science: Investigate Flowers on a Light Table
Sensory: Spring Flower Garden Sensory Play
Geography: Flowers Around the World Printable Worksheet from Schooling a Monkey
Story Book Extension: The Legend of the Bluebonnet from Adventures in Mommydom
Nature: Nature Study with Wildflowers from The Usual Mayhem
Field Trip: Spring Flower Hunt with Preschoolers from Bambini Travel
Geography: Wildflower Adaptation Activities from FrogMom