The Best Botany Books for Children
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Summer is a really fun time for nature study, because everything is green, gardens are thriving, and the weather invites us outside for exploring. We happen to be year-round-homeschoolers, which works out perfectly for botany study. But, even if your kids attend traditional school, you can take advantage of summer break to get them interested in the wonderful world of plants.
When I was a classroom teacher, I took my classes outside as often as possible to get my students closer to nature and under the wide sky. Many of my ‘city kids’ didn’t have much exposure to nature study, and I found that though they were reluctant at first, they learned to appreciate the little wonders of the outdoor world. Teaching kids to appreciate tiny things like dandelion seeds and the rings on a tree helps them connect with the world in a way that grows their appreciation and respect for life.
We are sharing our favorite botany books for kids and hope they will inspire you to explore the plant life around you. While you’re here, we hope you’ll link up your family friendly posts, and leave us some suggestions in the comments if your favorite botany book isn’t on our list.
If you have a kid in your life, check out some of the best botany books for children.
The Best Botany Books for Kids
- A Seed Is Sleepy
- Miss Rumphius
- The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)
- Jack’s Garden
- Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids
- The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!)
- How a Seed Grows (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
- The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
- From Seed to Plant
- Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
- A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver (Creative Minds Biography) (Creative Minds Biography (Paperback))
- Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children
- Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World
- The Botany Coloring Book
- The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
- The Curious Nature Guide: Explore the Natural Wonders All Around You
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