10 Lovely Preschool Books About Flowers

| Last Updated: August 30, 2022

Flowers are everywhere around us. You see them on a walk, in a garden, in flower vases, and springing up in fields and yards. We see them as just part of nature but preschoolers who are just trying to figure out the world around them are often fascinated by their beauty. 

If your child loves flowers or is just interested in learning more about them, books are a great way to entertain, engage, and educate them on what flowers are, how they grow, and various types that exist. Reading about flowers might just inspire your child to plant a flower garden of their own. 

Regardless of your why, there are many wonderful books out there that feature flowers. We’ve compiled some of the most popular ones here so you can easily choose one that piques your child’s interest.  

Great Preschool Books About Flowers

Reading | Science | Botany

1. Big Book of Blooms

Does your preschooler always ask why and want to know more? Well, then, this is the book for you. With 64 pages of full-color illustrations, the book teaches kids about flower families, anatomy, habitats, and even qualities flowers possess. Wow! So much to learn and see in this book. 

Use the Big Book of Blooms by Yuval Zommer as an introduction or supplement to your science curriculum and teach kids to identify plants and even go on field trips to find even more beautiful flowers in your area. This book is sure to inspire a love of flowers in children and adults alike. Don’t hesitate to add this to your home or classroom library.

Imagination | Reading | Listening

2. Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

This book invites kids to take a closer look at flowers and imagine the wonderful things they might see. The beautiful, vibrant illustrations perfectly complement the words which invoke the use of all the senses.

Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris is a great way to help children explore their imagination and enter into a typically unseen world. The bright images will further draw them in and create a world they’ve likely never dreamed of down in the middle of the clover among the flowers.

Kindness | Compassion | Listening

3. Miss Rumphius

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You can’t find a more wonderful tale of making the world a better place than in Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. This story tells of a little girl who promises her grandfather she will find a way to make the world a more beautiful place. 

As she becomes an adult, she begins wondering how to fulfill her promise. After an unexpected illness, she finds the perfect way to change the world and spread kindness. This is a lovely book with stunning illustrations and an impactful theme. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is great for talking about kindness, making a difference, and inspiring kids to find ways to help others.

Resposibility | Listening | Reading

4. The Curious Garden

This ecological fairy tale is a wonderful way to inspire kids and show them that little things can make a big difference. Liam lives in a city with seemingly no plant life growing. When he discovers a struggling garden on an abandoned railroad track, he decides to take on the responsibility of caring for the plants. 

As the garden grows, it spreads outward, springing up in new places. Soon, the whole city is seeing plants pop up, which draws out animals and people to enjoy and care for them. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful that are sure to engage kids of all ages. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown will quickly become a favorite for both you and your child. 

Letter Recognition | Reading | Science

5. Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet

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The vibrant pictures and alphabet make this book great for preschoolers who are just learning. Each page features a different letter of the alphabet and a flower that begins with that letter. The words on each page tell a bit about the flower using easy language that preschoolers can recall and eventually “read” on their own.

Don’t be surprised if this colorful book becomes a daily reader for you and your child. Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet by Mrs. Peanuckle is a wonderful addition to any library and kids will love the pictures and learning the names of so many flowers. You can even go exploring and see how many flower types you can find in your own area.

Listening | Reading | Science

6. Lola Plants a Garden

Lola just loves all things about flower gardens. She even checks out books from the library on flowers. When Mommy makes room for Lola to plant flowers in the garden, there is much preparation to do!

The garden they create is based on a flower poem called Mary, Mary and Lola and Mommy create bells and shells, and even their own flower book while they wait for the seeds to grow. Kids will enjoy watching Lola pass the time and getting ready to put up decorations to pass the time. Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn is an adorable story to help get preschoolers interested in flowers or even planting their own garden. It’s also great for introducing poetry through the poems included.

Perseverance | Listening | Reading

7. The Tiny Seed

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The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a timeless classic filled with the most vibrant and engaging illustrations. Kids will follow a seed that is much smaller than the rest, watching and waiting to see if it can keep up with the larger seeds. 

Children will be rooting for the seed as it avoids danger and begins to slowly grow into a flower. Maybe there are advantages to growing up slowly, after all. Follow the seed’s journey and cheer as it reaches its full size. This book will remind kids that even small things can become grand.

Reading | Grateful | Listening

8. Sidewalk Flowers

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Even though this book has no words, it beautifully tells the story of a little girl who notices things her father misses as they walk through the city each day. One of the things she loves the most is the colorful flowers she finds along the way. 

As she collects the flowers, she finds various uses for them, brightening the world one flower at a time. Kids can easily tell the story themselves through the engaging pictures that go from black and white to color. Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson is a sweet story to remind kids to keep their eyes out for the little, beautiful things each day.

Botany | Color Recognition | Listening

9. Planting a Rainbow

Watch as Mommy and child plant a garden using all the colors of the rainbow. This book uses the actual names of flowers to help kids become familiar with various types of flowers. Spark your child’s interest with this book then head off to the gardening center to pick up your own seeds and plants to start a garden with. 

Your child can practice their colors as the characters plant their garden and watch it grow. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is an excellent way to get kids interested and involved in planting their garden or simply learning about various types and colors of flowers.

Science | Listening | Reading

10. I Can Grow a Flower

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Want to help your child understand the process of growing a flower? This book takes preschoolers on a step-by-step journey through the life of a flower, starting and ending as a seed. It is great for life sciences or nature units. 

Whether you are getting ready to start growing your plants or just want to show your child how flowers grow, I Can Grow a Flower by DK is the resource you need. The illustrations are great and accurately show each step in the process, while the words tell kids what they need to know about flowers and seeds.


Whether you are teaching kids about the life cycle of a flower or just want to incorporate various topics into your reading time, the books on this list are sure to delight young kids. Choose any of the books from the list above to show your child how flowers grow from seeds and how they can impact the people and places all around us. 

Grab some books about flowers for your preschooler for plenty of entertainment and education no matter where you are. The options we chose are some of the most popular and beloved flower books out there, so choose the one(s) that strike your fancy most. Thanks for stopping by.

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