5 Children’s books about gardening

5 Children’s books about gardening

Children’s books about gardening are a great way to introduce gardening to young children. There are so many beautiful picture books about gardening but I have selected 5 to share with you today. There is something suitable for toddlers, preschool and primary school age children. Some of these books were sent to us by publishers in exchange for review. I’ve marked these books with a *. I have included links to the books on Amazon too. Please note these are affiliate links.

The Magic Garden, Leminscates *

This is a beautiful book that is perfect for nature-loving kids. The illustrations are truly beautiful and simple in some ways but also quite detailed. The story is a simple one about a little girl who lives in a magic garden and the changes that happens in her garden through the day and night and across the seasons. Children will enjoy the story without realising that they are learning lots about nature.  At the end of the book, there are a few pages of more factual content. These short questions and answers are great for helping curious kids learn about different things like why and how do spiders spin and weave? and how do snakes eat meals that are bigger than they are? I love how this book inspires kids to slow down and notice what is going on around them.

Available to buy from Amazon.

 

children's book about gardening

children's book about gardening

 

The children’s garden, Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan *

This book is perfect for getting children excited about gardening. The illustrations have a lovely nostalgic feel too. The book describes a children’s garden and all that goes on in it. I love the little details through the book like the things the children say such as “look at the shape of this funny tomato”.  It perfectly captures the excitement children get about planting seeds, caring for them and watching plants grow. We received this book for review last year and 12 months on we are still regularly reading this book.

Available to buy from Amazon.

 

children's book about gardening

 

children's book about gardening

children's book about gardening

Usborne peep inside the garden, illustrated by Simona Dimitri

This is a gorgeous board book full of flaps and cut out bits that my girls love. The illustrations are colourful and rich in detail. It’s packed full of information about our gardens, including the insects and wildlife that we share them with, the vegetable patch and the compost heap. My 2 year old loves the flaps and my 5 year old still learns a lots each time we read this book.

Available to buy from Amazon.

 

children's book about gardening

children's book about gardening

 

Lulu loves flowers, Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw

Both my 5 and 2 year old love this book. The illustrations are colourful and engaging for children. It’s perfect for toddlers as there isn’t too much text on each page so it helps to keep their attention. It’s a lovely book about a little girl who wants to grow flowers. The story starts with buying the seeds, caring for them and finishes with Lul and her friends playing in her beautiful flower garden. Another great book for inspiring and teaching young children about gardening.

Available to buy from Amazon.

 

children's book about gardening

children's book about gardening

children's book about gardening

Ruby red shoes, a very aware Hare, Kate Knapp *

This is a truly beautiful book that we have completely fallen in love with. The illustrations are as adorable as the story. Ruby lives in a caravan with her grandmother who has taught her to treat everyone and everything with respect. In the story, we learn about all the things they love including their garden as well as keeping hens, drinking tea and napping in the garden. Kate uses words and beautiful illustrations to teach children about enjoying the simple things in life. This book is part of a series of books about Ruby and I can’t wait to read the others. This book is perfect for children 3+.

Available to buy from Amazon.

 

children's book about gardening

children's book about gardening children's book about gardening

 

If these picture books have inspired you to get your children in the garden then you might like my post – starting gardening with children or Encouraging wildlife to your garden.

 

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3 Comments

  1. July 28, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I’m really rubbish at gardening, but would really like to learn more myself and the children have been doing gardening with their grandparents over the summer so I think they would enjoy some of these. #KLTR

  2. July 31, 2018 / 5:38 am

    The magic garden sounds great. I love how you shared these books but also how you staged the images with garden tools too! So cute! #KLTR

  3. August 6, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I may have had to buy the Usborne gardening book when I saw it. They sure are excellent publishers. #KLTR

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