Spring is here and that means it is time to dive into plants. Check out this Books About Plants list to help with your plant lesson plans.
My Favorite Book About Plants
I feel a strong need to start with best fictional book to integrate into your plant unit. A must read is Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Sincerely, this is book I look forward to reading every single year and it never disappoints. You can integrate ideas of how to grow plants and why we need plants as humans easily. You will be sorry if you miss this one. Grab it here on Amazon.
Parts of a Plant?
Pebble Books has a fantastic collection of Plant Part books. I love to use these for plant research projects and informational resources. Because the covers are so colorful and inviting, my little learners run to these books.
How do Plants Grow?
A classic book by Gail Gibbons is From Seed to Plant. It is a great nonfiction reader that uses big words in ways that little learners can understand. Your class will love the illustrations and diagrams. You can grab this book on Amazon here.
Another go to title is How to Grow a Seed by Helene J. Jordan. You can grab it on Amazon here.
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn is lovely book centered around Lola and her mom as they grow sunflower seeds of their own. You can check out this book on Amazon.
No list of books about plants can be complete with the Eric Carle classic The Tiny Seed. It is a timeless book about how flowers grow. You can grab it here.
Great Fictional Text
One of my favorite ways to teach is with both fiction and nonfiction text each week. I have a few fictional favorites that work well with plants that I know you will love.
Keep in my mind my favorite plant book, Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Additionally, she recently made a sequel you will adore as well titled, The Donkey Egg.
Sometimes teachers get extra blessed and find a title that can be used with the theme they are teaching BUT actually relate to behaviors. The book If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson is this type of book. It is award wining and covers how you can grow kindness. You can see it here.